The 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. The Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness has a special focus on supporting the needs of the most marginalized youth in the South, including youth of color and LGBTQ youth.
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
*Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request during registration.
** 9 Hours of continuing education credits available
This conference is HUD-approved. Therefore, project administrative funds awarded under the CoC and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the Conference.
Each Registration includes one Free Youth Registration! We value inclusivity--please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with scholarship inquiries.
*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.
For your comfort and convenience we have reserved a hotel block at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate for our Southern Symposium. Rates are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Check out our Southern Symposium video!
Please contact email@example.com for scholarships and waived registrations to attend the Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness this September!
|Alix Janke||Inspiritus||Youth Program Manager||GA|
|Allison Scott||Campaign for Southern Equality||Director of Policy & Programs||NC|
|Amber Austin||Partners for HOME||Project Manager||GA|
|April Woods||Georgia Balance of State||CoC Coordinator||GA|
|Chanel Haley||GA Equality||Gender Policy Manager||GA|
|Cosmos Cranston||JASMYN||Housing Supervisor||FL|
|Ebony Harris||YESS4YOUTH||Founder & CEO||GA|
|Emily Brown||ACFLY/ Mayor LGBTQ Board||Director of Community Engagement Initiatives||FL|
|Emily Rokosch||JASMYN||Director of Operations||FL|
|Eric Paulk||Georgia Equality||Deputy Director||GA|
|Eric Wright||GSU||Professor & Chair of Georgia State University Sociology Department||GA|
|Ethan Johnstone||Pride Link||Lead Community Builder & Founder||SC|
|Eva Thibideu||Houston Coalition for the Homeless||Chief Program Officer||TX|
|Hannah Nell||Metro Homeless Impact Division||YHDP Project Coordinator||TN|
|Helena Cragg||LGBTQ Center of Durham||Program Director||NC|
|Hodges Gravely||Pride Link||Intern & Youth Advocate||SC|
|Jed Dews||Pendleton Place||Executive Director||SC|
|Jenn Von Egidy||NC Coalition to End Homelessness (BoS)||Project Specialist||NC|
|Jimiyu Evans||Project Community Connections, Inc.||Co-CEO||GA|
|Joe Hamilton||Home of the Innocents||Director, Pathways HOME||KY|
|KC Buchanan||LGBTQ Center of Durham||Host Home Program Coordinator||NC|
|Kendra Johnson||Equality NC (ED); SONG (Board Chair)||Executive Director||NC|
|Mahlon Randoplh||Point Source Youth||Youth Consultant||GA|
|Mary Haskett||NC State University||Professor of Psychology||NC|
|Melissa Moore||Housing For All MTP||Director of Operations||SC|
|Naqua'Na Sessoms||NC State University||Student & Youth Advocate||NC|
|Neena Bankhead||COMPASS||Director of Capacity Building and Community Engagement||GA|
|Nicholas Forge||GSU||Associate Professor, School of Social Work||GA|
|Nijeeah Richardson||We Are Family||Executive Director||SC|
|Niki Paul||ICF||ICF Lead Homeless Services Specialist||TX|
|Rebecca Pfiffer||Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC||CoC Coordinator||NC|
|Rodney Tucker||Time Out Youth||Executive Director||NC|
|Selima Morrow||CHRIS 180||Outreach & Community Housing Program Director||GA|
|Stacey Koch||Housing NOLA||Community Development and Human Services Executive||LA|
|Stephanie Reyes||OUT Memphis||Senior Director of Development & Education||TN|
|Travis Sanchez||Emory||Research Associate Professor||GA|
|Trish Hobson||The Relatives||Executive Director||NC|