The 1st Annual Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness

The Southern Symposium, co-sponsored by Point Source Youth and the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, is a youth-led Southern conference- for the South, by the South - that provides over 300 Southern attendees with the tools to launch solutions that work so the most vulnerable youth get the housing, services, and care they need to flourish in life.

A key component to the Southern Symposium will be networking among participants, with multiple opportunities for service providers, governmental officials, advocates, and youth to build stronger connections among a community of folks interested in ending youth homelessness in the South.

Breakout sessions will include trainings for participants to learn practical skills they can implement immediately in their communities and organizations, improving the lives of young people experiencing homelessness across the South.



September 16 & 17, 2019


Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329


Registration Deadlines

 Each Registration includes one Free Youth Registration! We value inclusivity--please reach out to with scholarship inquiries. 

Pre-Early Bird (08/02)
Early Bird (08/16)
Standard (09/06)
On-Site (09/16)
Continuing Education

*Attendance is not restricted to folx who currently work or live in the South, however, programming, speakers and agenda topics will be tailored to providers, youth advocates and community leaders working on solutions to end youth homelessness in the Southern United States.


Check out our announcement video!


agenda and speaker announcements coming soon!

Please contact with any questions

Planning Committee
Name Organization State
Alix Janke Inspiritus GA
Allison Scott Campaign for Southern Equality NC
Amber Austin Partners for HOME GA
April Woods GA BOS GA
Chanely Haley GA Equality GA
Cosmos Cranston JASMYN FL
Emily Rokosch JASMYN FL
Eric Paulk Georgia Equality GA
Eric Wright GSU GA
Ethan Johnstone PrideLink SC
Eva Thibideu Houston Coalition for the Homeless TX
Helena Cragg LGBTQ Center of Durham NC
Hodges Gravely PrideLink SC
Jed Dews Pendleton Place SC
Jenn Von Egidy NC Coalition to End Homelessness (BoS) NC
Jimiyu Evans Project Community Connections, Inc. GA
Joe Hamilton Home of the Innocents KY
KC Buchanan LGBTQ Center of Durham NC
Kendra Johnson Equality NC (ED); SONG (Board Chair) NC
Mahlon Randoplh Youth Consultant GA
Mary Haskett NC State University NC
Melissa Moore We Are Family SC
Naqua'Na Sessoms NC State University NC
Niki Paul ICF TX
Rebecca Pfiffer Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC NC
Rodney Tucker Time Out Youth NC
Selima Morrow CHRIS 180 GA
Stacey Koch Lousiana Housing LA
Stephanie Reyes OUT Memphis TN
Trish Hobson The Relatives NC