2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

July 16 - 18, 2012

Official Conference Journal for the 2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

The 2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness will feature about 75 workshop sessions on a wide array of topics. Many of these workshops have been organized into conference tracks, including:

For a complete list of workshops included in each of the above tracks, please see below.

Advocacy Workshop Track

Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • 1.4 Building a Systems Change Movement: Engaging Local Leaders

Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

  • 2.4 Impacting Policy: Making the Most of Your Advocacy Meetings

Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

  • 3.5 The Federal Budget: Update and Impact on Ending Homelessness

Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

  • 5.4 Impacting Policy: Developing Effective Advocacy Messaging

Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

  • 6.5 Election 2012: Engaging Consumers, Candidates, and Your Community

Chronic Homelessness Workshop Track

Pre-Conference Session: Monday, July 16, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • Opening Medicaid Doors: State Strategies to Support Homeless Assistance for Vulnerable Populations

Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • 1.5 Health Care Reform and New Strategies to Address Chronic Homelessness
  • 1.10 Assessing Needs and Prioritizing Housing for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

  • 2.11 Engaging Public Housing Authorities to End Chronic Homelessness

Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

  • 3.6 Health Home Models
  • 3.8 Chronic Homelessness: Getting to Zero by 2015
  • 3.11 Service Models for Medically Frail Populations
  • 3.12 Serving Individuals with Complex Needs

Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

  • 4.3 Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Veterans
  • 4.5 Designing and Piloting Wellness Programs in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 4.9 Serving Chronically Homeless Families and Youth
  • 4.11 Hospitals to Housing: Preventing Homelessness for People Exiting Hospitals

Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

  • 5.5 Promoting Recovery and Well-Being in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 5.10 Leveraging Resources to Fund Your Supportive Housing Program

Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

  • 6.3 Homeless People with Disabilities: Working Across Silos for Housing and Supports
  • 6.6 Successful Exits and PSH Turnover

Domestic Violence Workshop Track

Pre-Conference Session, Monday, July 16, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Improving Safety and Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • 1.7 Successful Partnerships to Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • 1.12 Research You Can Use: Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Findings

Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

  • 2.8 Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • 2.13 Effective Strategies for Working with Undocumented Immigrants

Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

  • 3.7 Retooling Your Transitional Housing Program
  • 3.10 Preventing Family Homelessness: New Research, New Approaches

Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

  • 4.6 Changing Your Organizational Culture
  • 4.8 Selling Your Program: Landlord Engagement and Rental Assistance Strategies

Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

  • 5.8 Using a Voluntary Services Approach with Families and Youth
  • Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

    • 6.4 Public Housing Authorities: Partnering to End Homelessness

    Health Care Reform Workshop Track

    Pre-Conference Session: Monday, July 16, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

    • Opening Medicaid Doors: State Strategies to Support Homeless Assistance for Vulnerable Populations

    Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    • 1.5 Health Care Reform and New Strategies to Address Chronic Homelessness

    Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

    • 2.5 Medicaid: Enrollment and Next Steps

    Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

    • 3.6 Health Home Models

    Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    • 4.5 Designing and Piloting Wellness Programs in Permanent Supportive Housing
    Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am
    • 6.3 Homeless People with Disabilities Working across Silos for Housing and Supports

    HEARTH Act Workshop Track

    Pre-Conference Session: Monday, July 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    • Title and Description to Come - Session with HUD officials to discuss the HEARTH Act and HUD Homeless Assistance programs

    Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    • 1.13 Title and Description to Come - Overview of the HEARTH Act and Changes to HUD Programs

    Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

    • 2.6 Coordinated Assessment
    • 2.7 Getting the Most Out of Your System: Overseeing Homeless Assistance

    Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

    • 3.7 Retooling Your Transitional Housing Program
    • 3.13 Beyond the City Limits: Ending Homelessness in Rural and Tribal Areas

    Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    • 4.7 Measuring and Improving System Outcomes
    • 4.13 Implementing the HEARTH Act: The New Emergency Solutions Grant Program

    Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

    • 5.7 Shifting Gears: Community Planning to Re-Allocate Resources to Support New Strategies
    • 5.12 Implementing the HEARTH Act: The New Continuum of Care Program

    Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

    • 6.10 Effective Continuum of Care Leadership: Examples and Strategies

    Veteran Homelessness Workshop Track

    Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    • 1.3 Getting to Zero: progress in the Five Year Plan to End Homelessness Among Veterans

    Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

    • 2.3 Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention for Veterans and their Families

    Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

    • 3.3 Helping Veterans Access Benefits
    • 3.4 Helping Veterans Find Jobs

    Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    • 4.3 Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Veterans

    Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

    • 5.3 Addressing Veterans’ Mental Health Needs

    Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

    • 6.2 Emerging Grant and Per Diem Transition-In-Place Models for Homeless Veterans

    Youth Homelessness Workshop Track

    Workshops I: Monday, July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    • 1.1 Introduction to Ending Youth Homelessness
    • 1.2 Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

    Workshops II: Monday, July 16, 4:30 to 6:00 pm

    • 2.1 Systems-Level Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness
    • 2.2 Welcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Policies and Practices for LGBTQ Youth

    Workshops III: Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am

    • 3.1 Improving the Crisis Response for Youth
    • 3.2 Improve Data to Improve Program Outcomes and Opportunities for Youth

    Workshops IV: Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    • 4.1 Family Intervention for Youth
    • 4.2 Achieving Self-Sufficiency through Youth Services
    • 4.9 Serving Chronically Homeless Families and Youth

    Workshops V: Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 to 4:15 pm

    • 5.1 Helping Young Adults Pay for Rent
    • 5.2 Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare’s Response to At-Risk and Homeless Youth

    Workshops VI: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15 to 10:45 am

    • 6.1 Connecting High Barrier Youth to Housing – And Keeping Them There
    For a full agenda and more information about the conference, please visit the Conference Website.