Best & Emerging Practices in Ending Homelessness

One Family Inc, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the ICHH invite you to join us for a forum highlighting best and emerging practices to end family and individual homelessness in Massachusetts.
When: Thursday January 28, 2010  9am-5pm

Where: The Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Who: Members of the ICHH Regional Networks and HPRP Recipients.  This event is targeted toward  the entire community of practice: consumer representatives, front line practitioners, agency and program directors, public housing administrators, among other community leaders.

Cost: FREE!

RSVP:  Please RSVP to Emily Cohen at ecohen@onefamilyinc.org or (617) 423-0504 X 205 no later than January 20, 2010. Space is limited and registration may close prior to that deadline once capacity is reached.

The purpose of this event is to highlight emerging and best practices from across Massachusetts that are focused on diversion, triage, rapid re-housing, and regional coordination of services.  Principles and strategies from these programs can be implemented within HPRP and ICHH funded programs.

Tentative Agenda for the Day:

9:00 Registration and Light Breakfast

9:15 Welcome from Denise Durham Williams, One Family Inc

9:20 Welcome from Lt. Governor Timothy Murray

9:35 Overview of progress being made across the Commonwealth from Liz Curtis, ICHH

9:45 Morning Keynote Address from Norm Suchar from the National Alliance to End Homelessness

10:30 Break

10:45 – 11:45: – Presentation and Regional Discussion Session
Family Topic:  Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families from Shelters and Motels – Presented by Emmaus, Inc,

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 – Presentation and Regional Discussion Session
Topic:  Triage for Individuals and Family / Converting a Regional System to Triage – Presented by the South Shore Network and Father Bill’s and MainSpring

1:45 Break

2:00-3:00 – Presentation and Regional Discussion Session
Individual Topic: Region Wide Coordination of Services for Chronically Homeless Individuals – Presented by REACH

3:00 Break

3:15-4:15 – Presentation and Regional Discussion Session
Topic:  Family Diversion from Shelter – Presented by the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

4:15 – Closing remarks from Robyn Kennedy, Lt. Governor Murray’s Office

4:30 Evaluation and wrap up

4:45 End of event

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