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Ending Veteran Homelessness: The Landscape Today

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SAMSHA SMVF TA Center

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022*

Since 2010, the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut almost in half, from 74,087 in 2010 to 37,252 in 2020. Despite the overall decrease in Veteran homelessness, data shows that progress has stalled since 2016. This learning community will explore lessons from the past and center on policy and practice solutions that work. Participants will deepen their understanding of risk and protective factors for Veteran homelessness and of innovative solutions for our most underserved communities. And finally, participants will discover resources available to prevent and end Veteran homelessness.

*Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. Register online to attend.

 

Session 1: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Date: July 14, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Objectives

  • Explore national trends in Veteran homelessness
  • Describe risk and protective factors unique to the Veteran population
  • Identify federal homeless programs and resources available
  • Review national priorities for ending Veteran homelessness

Presenters

  • Jack Tsai, PhD, Director of Research, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • John Kuhn, MPH, LCSW, National Director, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, VA

Session 2: Policy Solutions for Underserved Communities

Date: July 28, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Objectives

  • Illustrate the needs of underserved Veterans experiencing homelessness
  • Describe the implementation of racial equity in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) homeless programs
  • Highlight plans for a pilot of enhanced services to enable Veterans to age in place

Presenters

Implementing Racial Equity in VHA Homeless Programs

  • Shawn Liu, LCSW, VHA-CM, Community Engagement Coordinator, Homeless Programs Office, VHA, VA
  • Anthony Love, MA, Senior Advisor and Director of Community Engagement Homeless Programs Office, VHA, VA

Aging in Place: Veteran Support to Self-Reliance Pilot Program

  • Amy Fairweather, JD, Director of Policy, Swords to Plowshares

Session 3: Innovative Solutions: How to Engage, How to House, How to Sustain

Date: August 11, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Objectives

  • Explore innovative housing solutions for Veterans experiencing homelessness
  • Identify effective strategies for engaging and housing Veterans
  • Describe how a holistic approach can provide a sustainable model for housing Veterans and increasing their overall health and well-being

Presenters

VCP Village: Built by Veterans for Veterans

  • Vincent Morales, Co-founder, Veterans Community Project

A Holistic Approach to Community Integration

  • Dylan TĂȘte, Executive Director and Founder, Bastion Community of Resilience