WHAT: The National Alliance to End Homelessness will present a panel of experts and practitioners from the federal, state, and local level who will discuss appropriate responses to homelessness at each level, including: the progress that has been made to address homelessness among a variety of populations, including families with children, individuals with disabilities, unaccompanied youth, and veterans; and how partnerships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors have created and encouraged unique collaborations.
WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2007; 12:30 â€“ 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The U.S. Capitol Room S-207, Washington, D.C., Capital South Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)
WHO: Sam Cobbs, Executive Director, The First Place Fund for Youth, Oakland, CA
Gail Dorfman, Hennepin County Commissioner, Hennepin Co., MN
Rob Hess, Commissioner, New York City Department of Homeless Services, New York, NY
Robert Hohler, Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust, Boston, MA
Nan Roman, President, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC
RSVP: Please RSVP to SKahn@naeh.org
BACKGROUND: National experts and on-the-ground practitioners will address:
Rapidly re-housing families and changing the way social services programs engage homeless and previously homeless families.
Embarking on an aggressive program to house homeless veterans.
Implementing Housing First methods to end homelessness for individuals who have lived years sometimes decades without housing.
Creating innovative strategies to give homeless youth a place to call home and helping them transition to adulthood.
Building community and national partnerships to make effective programs sustainable.
This event is cosponsored by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The National Low Income Housing Coalition, The National AIDS Housing Coalition, The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and The National Coalition for the Homeless, among others.