Building the Will in the Nonprofit Sector

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Conference Presentation | February 25, 2008

Files: Community Case Management: A Community Based Initiative by Bill Humphreys (PPT | 153 KB | 9 pages) Creating Change in the Homeless Service System by Lloyd Pendleton (PPT | 1005 KB | 12 pages) Handout from Bill Humphreys: Community Case Management - Statement of Purpose and Function (PDF | 95 KB | 2 pages) Handout from Bill Humphreys: Community Case Management Coalition Partnership Agreement (PDF | 72 KB | 1 page)

Many communities have developed plans to end homelessness but full implementation requires the infusion of new resources and broad commitment, from political leaders to nonprofit providers, to reshape the response to family homelessness.  This workshop, designed for public sector officials and other community leaders, examined strategies to transform the service system from a shelter-based approach to a focus on permanent housing.  Speakers explored funding mechanisms, such as performance based contracting, as well as strategies that can be used when community leaders have no financial resources to facilitate service shifts.