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Thursday, September 13

9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Breakout I
  1. Utilizing SOAR to Advance Minnesota’s Mission to Prevent and End Veteran Homelessness
    Ben Wilson, MPA, Homeless Veteran Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs; Paul Williams, MPA, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. We Got This!: Cultivating Power, Starting from Our Own Place and Position
    SPPN Parent Council
  3. Matrix Emergency Shelter: Mobilizing Community Support & Developing a Rotating Shelter Model
    Kristen Brown, Matrix Housing Services; Rebecca Bowers, Dakota County
  4. “I’m not getting paid to do this” : Creating Change at Community Meetings
    Heather Duchscherer, Hearth Connection; Courtney Knoll, MESH
  5. Evaluating Barriers to Shelter Access: A panel discussion on implementation of shelter first strategies
    Isaac Wengerd, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Human Services; Katelyn Warburton, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Human Services
  6. Vote, Run, Lead
    Erin Vilardi, Vote Run Lead
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Breakout II
  1. A Coordinated, Competent, Complete Response to Homeless Minor Youth  
    Paul Minehart, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Donna Nelson, Hennepin County Public Health and Human Services Department
  2. Are You Ethical?
    Carrie Johnson, LICSW, MSW, Avivo; Emily Bastian, LICSW, MSW; Avivo
  3. Being Bold for Families and Breaking the Intergenerational Cycles of Poor Outcomes: Lessons Learning and Practical Implementation
    Leah Lindstrom Rhea, LICSW, MSW, CSH; TBD, DHS
  4. Community Conversations: Trans Individuals and Homelessness
    Sean Hayes, Trans Plus; Charlie Johnson, Trans Plus
  5. Continuing to Develop ​and​ ​Maximize ​Relationships​ with Rental Properties
    Warren Duncan, Hearth Connection; Keith Nance, Mental Health Resources
  6. The (not so) Surprising Connection Between Foster Care and Homelessness
    Hoang Murphy, Foster Advocates
  7. Workplace Mortgage – Everything a nonprofit employee needs to know to become a happy homeowner
    Clifford Morse, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Breakout III
  1. Criminal background and success in affordable housing: which backgrounds actually matter? Evidence from four nonprofit affordable housing developers
    Cael Warren, Wilder Research
  2. Cultivating Community through Co-Production
    Gabrielle Clowdus, University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Design Center; Professor Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Design Center
  3. Ending homelessness among students and families: Early lessons from Homework Starts with Home
    Eric Grumdahl, Minnesota Department of Education; Dr. Maria Hanratty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  4. Parent Engagement in Youth Work
    Charlotte Kinzley, Simpson Housing Services
  5. Recovery Capital: Generating Resources to Support Recovery for People Affected by Homelessness and Addiction
    Laura Palombi, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Elizabeth Bowen, University at Buffalo School of Social Work
  6. Youth Prevention: Moving from Transactional to Supportive Program Model
    Betty Notto, YMCA Youth Intervention Services; Deng Dimayuga, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Breakout IV
  1. 100 Day Challenge to Combat Youth Homelessness
    Casey Schleisman, Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness; Stacy Sweeney YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
  2. 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study: Coordinating Efforts for Non-shelter Interviewing
    Michelle Gerrard, Wilder Research; Rebecca Sales, Wilder Research
  3. A Conversation with The Minnesota Tribal Collaborative About Native American Individuality, Reality, Homeless Experiences
    Tammy Moreland, Minnesota Tribal Collaborative
  4. From One 4-letter Word to Another: Leveraging Your HMIS Data as a Tool for Agency, Community, and Statewide Insights
    Britt Heinz-Amborn, Institute for Community Alliances; Drew Klinkert, Institute for Community Alliances
  5. Human Trafficking and Homelessness
    Amanda Colegrove, MN Department of Health; Amy Smith, International Institute of MN
  6. The Corporation for Supportive Housing: Who we are, what we’re up to, and how we can partner with you for a bolder Minnesota
    Amy Stetzel, CSH
  7. The New Heading Home Together Leadership Circle: connecting stakeholder groups to accelerate our progress to ending homelessness
    Heading Home Together Leadership Circle

Friday, September 14

9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Breakout V
  1. How Your Congressional Offices Can Help with Housing Issues
    US Senate – Katie Kottenbrock, Jake Schwitzer
  2. Multigenerational Management – The Ins And Outs of Managing 4 Generations in the Workplace
    Jeffery Butler – JButler International  
  3. Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Our Communities
    Ryan Berg – Avenues for Homeless Youth
  4. Minnesota Homeless Study Survey Training for Volunteer Interviewers
    Christin Lindberg, Wilder Research; Karen Ulstad, Wilder Research
  5. MN Coordinated Entry Assessment Tool
    Ji Choi, MN Housing
  6. What the heck is Housing Support (GRH)?: A Community Perspective
    Courtney Gunderson, Avivo
11:00 p.m. – 12: 15 p.m. – Keynote Address
12:30 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m. – Lunch is served
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Break
2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Breakout VI
  1. Ensuring Justice Involvement Does Not Increase Youth Homelessness
    Leah Lindstrom Rhea, CHS; Josephine Puffpaff, MANY; Callie J. Hargett, Minnesota’s Juvenile Justice Specialist, with Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  2. It Takes a Village: Engaging the Faith Community in Advocacy and the Fight for Economic Stability
    Katie Powell, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
  3. Let’s Talk About Length of Stay: An Opportunity for Statewide Discussion
    Tom Balsley, Department of Human Services
  4. The History of Affordable Housing in America
    David Thomas O’Leary, Hearth Connection; Liz Young, Hearth Connection
  5. Trauma Informed Care- From Trend to Lens
    Jennifer Swick, People Serving People; Rinal Ray, People Serving People
  6. Best Practices in Supporting Housing Stability and Preventing Evictions
    Jessie Hendel, CommonBond Communities
  7. Coordinate Entry Through the Lens of HMIS Data
    Amy Highness, Institute for Community Alliances; Swathi Mummini, Institute for Community Alliances