Funders Together to End Homelessness is hosting its annual Funders Forum in San Diego on February 20, 2019.
Unsheltered individuals are the largest subgroup of people experiencing homelessness. As unsheltered homelessness increases – both in numbers and visibility – there is an urgency to find solutions to end their homelessness. We know that in order to end homelessness, we need an effective crisis response systems and ready access to permanent housing, employment, and other services. However, with the exception of subgroups like veterans and people who are disabled, unsheltered individuals are rarely prioritized and seldom receive housing assistance.
Held prior to the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s 2019 Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults national conference, the Funders Forum will convene funders from across the country to learn what philanthropy can do to build the public and political will to help end the homelessness of unsheltered individuals. The day will consist of framing the conversation around unsheltered homelessness and intersecting issues such an employment, health, criminal justice, and others, solutions for building public and political will, and next steps for funders to take action.
We invite you and your members to join us as we explore how funders focused on homelessness, housing, and intersecting issues, can effectively prevent and end homelessness of unsheltered individuals.
**Please note: This convening is only open to private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations. If you have questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org.