One in Four Convening
UNACCOMPANIED HOMELESS WOMEN
A BEST/NEXT PRACTICES CONVENING ON RESEARCH, POLICY, PRACTICE, AND RESOURCES
Inaugural Convening of Programs that Serve Unaccompanied Women
Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Friday, October 24, 2014
2 full days of ideas & inspiration . . .
One in Four Convening Faculty
Lisa Watson, Downtown Women’s Center, Los Angeles, a nationally recognized program for women on Skid Row. DWC’s initiatives include a Day Center and permanent supportive housing, along with a community-based needs assessment and a national survey of best practices in serving unaccompanied women.
Roseanna H. Means, MD, Women of Means, a gender-specific and barrier-free medical access model for homeless women, with volunteers physicians and specialists serving seven Boston area shelters.
Dr. Carol L.M. Caton, Columbia University Medical Center, on research on homeless women, chronic homelessness. and behavioral and primary health issues.
Vincent Kane, Director, VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, on planning to end homelessness, VA resources for housing and services, and initiatives targeted to homeless women veterans.
Julie Batten, Glass House Shelter Project in Massachusetts, on her work bringing accredited college level English courses into homeless shelters to encourage residents, through narrative discussion and personal essay, to see themselves as part of the larger collective. Battens teaches accredited courses through Salem State University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Jean-Michel Giraud, Friendship Place, Washington, DC, on ending homelessness through a focus on program re-design for consumer empowerment and unaccompanied young women in the Under Thirty program.
Dr. Monica Bharel, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, on research, strategies, and opportunities to end homelessness through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and issues of aging in the homeless population.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Philip F. Mangano
The American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness (ART)
Registration Fee is $200 [$250 after September 24]