Regional Conference to End Homelessness (March 10, 2016)
The South Hampton Roads Regional Conference on Ending Homelessness is presented every two years by the Regional Task Force to End Homelessness and is a forum for local and regional leaders, service providers and interested citizens to share best practice information and promote strategic planning.
The conference features professional development workshops, presentations from subject matter experts from across the nation and opportunities to explore real solutions that will end homelessness. In 2016, the Task Force featured sessions on diverse topics such as:
- Job training for those experiencing homelessness
- Police Department efforts to decriminalize homelessness
- Older adults and LGBT populations facing poverty and homelessness
- Advocacy training from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Permanent Supportive Housing as an alternative to foster care