Come learn about ending chronic homelessness in Connecticut at our second IForum of the year.
Driving Toward Zero:
Ingredients for Success in Ending Chronic Homelessness
Ending chronic homelessness in Connecticut in the next four years will require multiple partnerships and offer considerable opportunity for smarter uses of public dollars. How do we ensure we reach the most vulnerable people? Communities have employed many innovation to reduce chronic homelessness. Which strategies have been successful? What can be replicated?
Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 9-11:30am (8:30 Breakfast, registration)
Location: The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT
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Laura Green Zeilinger, Executive Director
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Laura Green Zeilinger is responsible for the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, an effort that includes the coordination of all Federal homelessness policies among 19 Federal departments and agencies as well as partnerships among State and local communities, non-profits, and the private sector.
Ms. Zeilinger oversees a national engagement initiative that provides technical assistance and supports to communities across the country, building systems of care that ensure individuals, families, youth, and Veterans are able to obtain or regain permanent housing as quickly as possible and access services to remain stably housed. Prior to joining USICH in 2011, Ms. Zeilinger served as the Deputy Director for Program Operations at the District of Columbia Department of Human Services. She is an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College and the Washington School of Law.
Nadim Matta of Rapid Results Institute will discuss how RRI pioneered "100-day"projects to inspire organizations to accelerate social impact efforts. Currently, Institute teams are working on child malnutrition in Nepal, integrated health and social care for the elderly in the UK, worker health and safety in Brazil, and primary education in Sudan. For two years, the Institute has worked with the 100,000 Homes Campaign to support communities as they design 'Coordinated Entry Systems' for single adults who are chronically homeless in 100 days.
Panel of Experts from Bridgeport Connecticut:
We’ll learn how key individuals and institutions came together to reduce chronic homelessness in Bridgeport over the past 4 years, and have aligned their resources to make sure they end chronic homelessness in Fairfield County ahead of the Opening Doors-CT deadline.
We’ll also explore strategies for building upon two state targeting initiatives, the Social Innovation Fund (serving high cost Medicaid recipients who are homeless) and FUSE (serving frequent users of the criminal justice and shelter systems) to reach those who are chronically homeless. The panel will feature:
- Moderator - David Rich - Executive Director of supportive housing WORKS
- Merle Berke-Schessel - CEO of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
- Iris Santiago - Director of Housing Choice Vouchers, Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport
- Michael Licamele - Local Developer and landlord
- Carmen Colon - Executive Director, Alpha Community Services
- Carla Miklos - Executive Director, Operation Hope
To register, please contact Laura Bachman, Laura@pschousing.org. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, please call 860-244-0066.
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