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Mar
22

Homelessness Prevention-A Case Study from Montgomery County PA

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This Funders Together to End Homelessness webinar highlights the research and evaluation of homelessness prevention conducted by HealthSpark Foundation and Your Way Home Montgomery County, PA. We will learn what prevention means to the Foundation and why those chose to fund this project.

Our panelists will discuss how they went through the process of setting goals for this research, their approach in reaching out to community members and stakeholders for input, and detail their findings. We will have an in-depth discussion on the local replication of prevention models and the pilot programs currently being launched around eviction prevention and school based prevention.  

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Nov
17

Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth

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Tampa, FL

childrenFPN's Funders Together Florida invites you to preview the findings of the Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth report, co-authored by the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at UF and Miami Homes for All. 

Commissioned by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the report explores the impacts of homelessness and housing instability on the education of children and youth in Florida by focusing on students’ experiences. The findings are based on student data provided by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and phone interviews with school district staff serving as homelessness education liaisons in 29 counties throughout Florida. The report also includes policy recommendations based on the report findings and best practices from across the country.

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Jun
22

Webinar: Advocacy 101 for Funders

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In this webinar, the Alliance for Justice leads us on a continued learning journey around various ways foundations and United Ways can partake in advocacy to effect change. We will define lobbying and the limitations in place for different types of funders, share examples of unique and effective ways Funders Together members engage in advocacy, and examine ways your grantees can become involved. 

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Jan
17

Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention

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Webinar

Rapid re-housing (RRH) is an intervention, informed by a Housing First approach that is a critical part of a community’s effective homeless crisis response system. RRH quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing and with the goal of reducing the amount of time an individual is homeless. 

Join us to learn more about this approach and the core components of RRH from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Hear from other funders who have helped implement RRH in their community, why they believe RRH is an important solution, and how they have overcome challenges along the way.

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Aug
30

Addressing Youth Homelessness from a Funders' Perspective

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Winter Park, FL

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress point-in-time estimates, Florida had the third largest number of unaccompanied homeless youth in the country. Join us August 30, for discussion on the current state of unaccompanied youth homelessness in Florida, successes and challenges at the local level and philanthropy’s role alongside government and private sector efforts.

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Jun
11

Kick-Off Convening for Florida Funders Working to End Homelessness

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Central Florida Foundation, Orlando, FL

If you’re a funder interested in ending homelessness in Florida, please join us for this special convening of like-minded funders from across the state. The convening will mark the official kick-off of a new FPN member affinity group – Funders Together Florida – that is a partnership between Florida Philanthropic Network and Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.

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Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth

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10/2017

Preview the findings of Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth, co-authored by the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at UF and Miami Homes for All. 

Commissioned by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the report explores the impacts of homelessness and housing instability on the education of children and youth in Florida by focusing on students’ experiences. The findings are based on student data provided by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and phone interviews with school district staff serving as homelessness education liaisons in 29 counties throughout Florida. The report also includes policy recommendations based on the report findings and best practices from across the country.

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Podcast: How 'Systems Thinking' Can Change the Game on Hunger and Homelessness

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07/2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos triggered a vigorous debate and a torrent of tweets by seeking online advice last month about whether his billions would be put to better philanthropic use meeting immediate needs or fostering long-range change. To David Peter Stroh, co-founder of consulting firm Bridgeway Partners and the author of Systems Thinking for Social Change, it doesn’t have to be an either/or. In this interview, Mr. Stroh offers practical advice on how systems thinking can, to echo his book’s subtitle, solve complex problems, avoid unintended consequences and achieve lasting results.

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Addressing Youth Homelessness from a Funders' Perspective - Funders Together Florida

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09/2016

Highlights from the Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting Addressing Youth Homelessness from a Funders' Perspective

August 30, 2016
Winter Park, FL


Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting

Presented by Funders Together Florida, a Florida Philanthropic Network affinity group working to end homelessness in the state. 

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