National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness

Agenda

Monday, June 19, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast
Come and meet your fellow attendees!

9:00am - 9:05am:  Welcome
Dr. Michael Lindsey, Director, NYU McSilver Institute for Policy Poverty and Research

9:05-9:15am: Welcome and Why We Are Here
Larry Cohen, Point Source Youth

9:15-9:20am: From the First Conference on "LGBTQ Youth" in 1987 to Today
Ronald Johnson, Board Chair, Point Source Youth

9:20-10:05am: Youth Voices: What Do Youth Need?
Moderated by Cole Giannone, Ali Forney Center and Amy Wilkerson, Sheltering Arms

10:10-11:10am: What the Research is Showing Us About Causes and Solutions for the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Moderated by Jamie Powlovich, New York Coalition for Homeless Youth

Causes and Solutions of Youth Homelessness
Dr. Paul Toro, Wayne State University

Transgender Youth Homelessness & Barriers to Service
Dr. Jama Shelton, Hunter College & Robin Petering, University of Southern California

Data as Youth Voice
Robin Petering, University of Southern California

Racism and the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Marc Dones, Center for Social Innovation

11:10-11:25am: Break

11:25am-12:45pm: Rapid Rehousing for Youth
Moderated by Mindy Mitchell, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Scattered Site Housing in NYC and the Opportunities and Challenges for Rapid Rehousing for Young Adults
Jeannette Ruffins, Bailey House

How Houston Used Rapid Rehousing to Successfully Reduce Youth Homelessness
Eva Thibaudeau, Houston Coalition for the Homeless

Rapid Rehousing in NYC for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Kelly O’Sullivan, Jericho Project

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch on your own
Great options near Washington Square Park!

1:45-2:45pm: Family Strengthening
Moderated by Dr. David Guggenheim, Callen-Lorde

Analyzing Family Placements from Shelter and Transitional Housing
David Howard, Covenant House International

Family Reconnection Best Practices Based on a Decade of Experience
Justin Sage-Passant, Family Reconnect Program, Eva’s Initiatives

Family Acceptance with LGBTQ Youth
Jerry Peterson, Ruth Ellis Center

The Parent’s Perspective
Kisha Coston and Roslyn Campbell, CAMBA’s Project ALY

2:50-3:50pm: Best Practices in Youth Employment: Getting to a Livable Wage
Moderated by Caitlin C. Schnur, Heartland Alliance

Helping Youth Experiencing Homelessness Succeed in Employment
Caitlin C. Schnur, Heartland Alliance

Transformative Technology Careers for Youth
Claire Cuno, Per Scholas

Successful Job Training and Placement in NYC
Dani Smejkal, Opportunties for a Better Tomorrow

Successful Components of Job Training and Placement for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco
Tiffany Shirley, Larkin Street

3:50-4:00pm: Closing Remarks
Jenna Mellor, Point Source Youth, and Youth Advocates

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast
Come and meet your fellow attendees!

9:00-9:05am: Debrief of Day One
Jenna Mellor, Point Source Youth, and Youth Advocates

9:10-10:15am: Youth Homelessness Demographic Trends
Moderated by Dr. Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

Age Distribution Trends in Shelter Utilization
Dr. Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

New Data Showing the Number of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Dr. Matthew Morton, Voices of Youth Count

New York City Trends in Youth Homelessness
Dr. Maryanne Schretzman, CIDI- New York City Office of the Mayor

Homelessness Among College Students
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University

10:20-11:30am: System-level Innovations to More Effectively Address the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Moderated by Ian Ellasante, True Colors Fund

Jobs First and Housing First in a Youth Homelessness System
Eva Thibaudeau, Director, Houston Continuum of Care

The Use and Limitation of Vulnerability Tools
Dr. Eric Rice, University of Southern California

The Role of Supportive Housing in a Youth Homelessness System
Laura Mascuch, Supportive Housing Network of New York  

The Benefit of Leadership Across Agencies
Cathy ten Broeke, Minnesota State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness

Rallying Around a Common Goal to Create Change
Nadim Matta, Rapid Results Institute

11:30-11:45pm: Break

11:45-12:30pm: The Role of Philanthropy in Homeless Youth Work: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Amanda Andere, Funders Together to End Homelessness

How Can Funders Better Support an End to the Youth Homelessness Crisis? 
John Kimble, Deutsche Bank

What Do Funders Want to See?
Casey Trupin, Raikes Foundation

How Can Nonprofits Best Engage Individual Donors to Get More Funding?
Stan Ponte, Sotheby’s International Reality

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch on your own
Great options near Washington Square Park!

1:30-1:45pm: New York City and the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Steven Banks, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services - HRA/DSS

1:45-2:45pm: Host Homes as an Interim Housing Solution for Youth 
Moderated by Ryan Berg, Avenues for Homeless Youth

         30 Years of Short Term Host Homes as Crisis Shelter
        Martin Houghton-Brown, Depaul UK

Host Homes as a Community Response
Ryan Berg, Avenues for Homeless Youth

Host Homes in Toronto
Michael Braithwaite, Raising the Roof Canada

LGBTQ Host Homes and Family Reconnection in Calgary
Kim Ledene and Jocelyn Adamo, Boys and Girls Club of Calgary

2:50-3:50pm: The Federal Perspective on Addressing the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Moderated by Sarah Hunter, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Ending Youth Homelessness Through a Coordinated Community Response
Jasmine Hayes, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

HUD’s Priorities for Addressing the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Brett Esders, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  

ACF’s Regional Strategy for Addressing the Youth Homelessness Crisis
Mishaela Duran, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

     3:50-4:00pm: Closing Remarks