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Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Coordinated Response for Homeless Transition Age Youth

When: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Where: 
LA84 Foundation
2141 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Please join SCG and Funders Together to End Homelessness - Los Angeles for a knowledge sharing meeting about how funders can help develop a local coordinated response to homelessness among Transition Age Youth (TAY).

Private and public foundations who focus on foster youth, criminal justice, behavioral health, housing, permanent connections, education, and employment for TAY are especially encouraged to attend, as we will be discussing various connected systems.

The 2016 Homeless Count estimates that more than 3,500 unaccompanied youth and young adults experience literal homelessness on any given night in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care alone.

At this meeting, participants will help inform the design of LA County’s comprehensive and coordinated response for Transition Age Youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness being led by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).

Speakers will provide an overview on the work to date and lead a discussion to hear your feedback on the initiative: 

  • Peter Lynn, Executive Director, LAHSA (@LAHomeless)
  • Angela Rosales, Youth Systems Integration Manager, LAHSA (@LAHomeless)
  • Molly Rysman (@MollyRysman), Housing and Homelessness Deputy for Supervisor Kuehl’s Office
  • Dorothy Fleisher, Program Director, W.M. Keck Foundation

In 2015, with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Office of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, LAHSA launched a coordinated entry system pilot to streamline access to housing and support services for homeless youth in Hollywood. Plans to expand the system countywide will ensure that TAY receive the comprehensive support they need in the areas of education and employment, health and well-being, and permanent connections.

The graphic in this document from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness illustrates the vision for a coordinated community response to prevent and end youth homelessness. 

Homelessness in itself is a traumatizing experience. Transition Age Youth who are homeless or unstably housed often suffer from physical, psychological, and emotional trauma that exacerbates the complex barriers TAY face to get off the street and into housing. 

While safe and reliable housing provides stability to allow TAY to heal from past trauma in order to focus on building skills and longer-term goals, stable housing is only one component needed for homeless youth and young adults to achieve long term success. We hope you can join us for this important conversation.
 


Fees:
No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
Private and public grantmakers who are current SCG members or eligible for SCG membership. Private and public foundations who focus on foster youth, criminal justice, behavior health, housing, permanent connections, education, and employment for TAY are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration:
SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Eligible non-members: register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us at [email protected].


 

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