A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Emma Heffernan

  • Webinar: New Research on Racial Inequities in Coordinated Entry System Assessment Tools

    Monday, September 30 | 1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT

    Description:


    In 2018, SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), an initiative of C4 Innovations, released
    research findings showing that people of color are dramatically more likely than white people to experience homelessness in the United States due to structural racism both in and outside of the homelessness system. Now that the field has this baseline knowledge, we need to dive deeper into understanding how different parts of the homelessness system perpetuate racial inequities and what we can do to change the system.   

    C4 Innovations is soon releasing findings from their latest research project examining how coordinated entry system assessments are perpetuating racial inequities by prioritizing white people for housing services and capturing vulnerabilities that white people are more likely to experience. Funders Together is excited to partner with C4 Innovations to bring this new research to our members. Join this webinar to be one of the first to hear their research findings, what this means for funders working in homelessness, and what needs to happen next to end racism in the homelessness system.   

    Speakers:

    • Regina Cannon, Chief Equity and Impact Officer, C4 Innovations
    • Catriona Wilkey, Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation, C4 Innovations

    Please noteThis webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org

    If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

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  • Webinar: Introduction to the Intersection: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Housing, and Homelessness 101

    Wednesday, September 25 | 1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT

    Description:

    Funders Together to End Homelessness is partnering with the Domestic Violence & Housing Technical Assistance Consortium (DVHTAC) to host a 3-part webinar series highlighting the intersection of domestic and sexual violence and housing and homelessness. We encourage funders to register for the entire series, which is designed to help you build strong partnerships and effective community responses to ending homelessness for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

    Webinar 1: Introduction to the intersection: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Housing, and Homelessness 101
    Persons experiencing domestic and sexual violence, particularly women and children, communities of color, and LGBTQ communities with limited economic resources, are at increased vulnerability to homelessness. This webinar will explain the intersection between domestic and sexual violence and homelessness; highlight effective strategies for stakeholders to share in their commitment to finding effective ways to serve this population; provide a deeper understanding of the specific barriers survivors face in accessing and maintaining safe housing; address the role of effective partnerships across the homeless and victim service provider systems; and explore innovative housing model approaches to address the myriad of safe housing needs for survivors.

    Funders will walk away from this webinar with a deeper understanding about the intersection between these systems and how they can support stronger partnerships and housing solutions for domestic and sexual violence survivors.

    Speakers:

    • Debbie Fox, Senior Housing Policy & Practice Specialist, National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
    • Peg Hacskaylo, CEO, National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH)
    • Karla Vierthaler, Advocacy and Resources Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

    Other webinars in this series:
    Part 2: Housing Rights for Survivors: How Public Policy Can Address Housing Instability for Domestic and Sexual Assault Survivors – October 3, 2019
    Part 3: State Domestic Violence Coalitions and National Funder Relationships: How Effective Partners Can Increase Safe Housing Options for Survivors – October 30, 2019

    About the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
    The Consortium, launched in 2015, provides training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection of homelessness and domestic violence and sexual assault. Funded by a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consortium supports a TA Team of four national organizations: Collaborative Solutions, the National Alliance for Safe Housing, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The Consortium works collaboratively to improve policies and practices that strengthen efforts to build safe and supportive housing options for domestic and sexual violence survivors.

    Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org

    If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

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    September 25, 2019 at 1pm
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  • Employment Webinar Series: Secure Jobs: A Holistic Approach To Increasing Income and Stabilizing Housing

    Thursday, September 19 | 2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT | 12:30pm MT | 11:30am PT

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    Description:

    Secure Jobs Connecticut takes a holistic approach to increasing income for families and aims to address the issues at the intersection of employment and housing. What began as a three-year demonstration pilot, is about to enter its next phase and is showing promise in helping families not only gain and retain employment, but also secure stable housing.  

    Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer at Melville Charitable Trust, will lead us in exploring the lessons learned and challenges of this three-year pilot. Based on the findings, she will discuss the next iteration of these efforts, set to launch this fall, and what role funders can explore in supporting similar approaches in their community. 

    This webinar is the final installment of our Employment Webinar Series. To view the past webinars, view our Webinar Recordings page. 

    Speakers:

    Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer, Melville Charitable Trust

    Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org

    If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

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    September 19, 2019 at 2:30pm
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