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Conference Presentation  |  September 15, 2008
This document outlines what will be discussed on the Rural Counts audio conference held on September 17, 2008 at 3 pm ET.
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Conference Presentation  |  August 15, 2008
National Alliance to End Homelessness President Nan Roman's keynote address from the National Conference on Ending Homelessness 2008 on July 28, 2008.
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Conference Presentation  |  August 6, 2008
Vote for Home, a voter education coalition in Philadelphia including Project HOME, received media coverage on their activities in 2004.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 29, 2008
Who is the most vulnerable to illness, mortality, and continued homelessness? Many communities are taking steps to identify people who experience chronic homelessness. Some are going further, developing tools to prioritize homeless people who are most at risk. Workshop speakers described a new Vulnerability Index for assessiong who is most at-risk of mortality and other tools to identify vulnerability and help target permanent supportive housing.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 28, 2008
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a powerful tool for program administrators. HMIS can help you evaluate and understand the effectiveness of your program, ultimately leading to improved service delivery. Workshop speakers described how to use HMIS to answer important questions about the characteristics of homeless people, patterns of homelessness, and ways to allocate resources more effectively within a community.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 28, 2008

The movement to end chronic homelessness using permanent supportive housing has required many homeless assistance providers to also become property managers. This workshop covered the basics of sound property management for permanent supportive housing. Workshop speakers discussed how to overcome some of the biggest challenges, such as screening tenants for supportive housing, addressing disruptive behaviors, effectively coordinating with supportive services staff, and preventing evictions.

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Conference Presentation  |  July 28, 2008
Matching families and individuals with interventions that meet their needs and represent the most efficient use of scarce resources is challenging many communities. This interactive workshop included speakers with program and system level expertise in targeting and designing interventions. The workshop explored the data needed to improve targeting and the assessment tools and strategies communities are currently using to maximize their resources to end homelessness.
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Conference Presentation  |  April 10, 2008

Materials for "HIV/AIDS Housing Strategies," an installment of the Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference Series.

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Conference Presentation  |  March 6, 2008

Families need a steady source of income in order to maintain or re-access housing. Increasing employment skills and opportunities also helps families achieve greater stability and family well-being. This workshop focused on employment promotion strategies and explored lessons culled from research on promoting employment among welfare recipients.

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Conference Presentation  |  March 6, 2008
Families who experience homelessness are often eligible for important sources of public financial and social supports ranging from TANF cash assistance to Head Start services for children. Unfortunately, many families do not utilize these services and programs. This workshop examined how homeless programs can improve families’ access to critical supports by building relationships with the key public systems that serve low income families and children.
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Conference Presentation  |  March 5, 2008
A healthy home environment and comprehensive early education are critical components of a child’s success later in life. Homeless children are at high risk for disruptions in development and education. Workshop speakers focused on strategies to link children with school (preschool through elementary school) and appropriate interventions that promote healthy physical and mental development. This workshop addressed the importance of engaging parents in meeting the child’s developmental needs both directly and through advocacy on the child’s behalf.
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Conference Presentation  |  March 3, 2008
Homelessness prevention is a challenging but potentially powerful tool for ending homelessness. Those interested or involved in planning, designing, or advocating for prevention strategies or resources will be interested in this discussion of the merits of different new approaches to targeting prevention. Instead of highlighting specific models, workshop speakers addressed questions on how much assistance should be provided, when, and to whom.
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Conference Presentation  |  March 3, 2008
Survivors of domestic violence face unique challenges that require unique solutions. These presentations from a conference workshop focused on increasing family safety and financial and housing security while helping families cope with and overcome the effects of trauma and violence.
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Conference Presentation  |  February 27, 2008

Mental illness and trauma are familiar issues for homeless service providers. Workshop speakers discussed basic elements of common mental disabilities and what you as a service provider need to know to identify these issues and serve families effectively. In addition, speakers in this workshop addressed how to assist the children of parents living with mental illness.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 27, 2008
Rural communities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in responding to the problem of family homelessness. Workshop speakers examined how rural communities can use their existing service systems to respond to family homelessness. Workshop speakers discussed promising models and effective strategies.

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