The 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness will offer an array of workshop tracks. When visiting the agenda page on the conference website, you’ll see special symbols listed next to each workshop to identify the tracks which they belong to.
Workshop tracks are designed to guide participants who are interested in a given topic through a progressive set of workshops. Each workshop in a track is meant to build on the previous one in order to provide as complete picture of that issue as possible.
This is a summary of the tracks. For full details click here.
ADVOCACY TRACK: The Advocacy Workshop Track includes a series of workshops geared toward participants interested in better honing their advocacy skills, learning what federal budget cuts may mean for ending homelessness, state advocacy opportunities, and for those interested in participating in Capitol Hill Day.
SYSTEMS TRACK: The two systems tracks available at the conference will be useful for CoC leadership and other stakeholders who are trying to craft a coordinated homeless assistance system out of individual programs and services.
YOUTH TRACK: The Ending Youth Homelessness workshop track includes a series of workshops geared toward participants interested in learning about systemic and practical ways of ending homelessness among youth in their communities.
VETERANS TRACK: The Veterans Workshop Track provides an overview of existing programs, best practices, veteran specific issues, and other veteran oriented content.
CHRONIC TRACK: Housing alone will not result in successful outcomes for very vulnerable homeless people, especially those with disabilities and histories of lengthy, repeated episodes.
RAPID RE-HOUSING TRACK: The Rapid Re-housing workshop track includes a series of workshops geared toward participants interested in exploring how to implement rapid re-housing to single adults, families, and youth in their community.
ENDING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS TRACK: Complementing the Rapid Re-housing Track, the Ending Family Homelessness workshop track includes a series of workshops that provide a broad overview of the program strategies and partnerships that communities need to have in place to end family homelessness.
CoC/HEARTH TRACK: HUD’s homeless assistance programs have been changing significantly as a result of the HEARTH Act and Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.