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Employment Webinar Series: Secure Jobs: A Holistic Approach to Increasing Income and Stabilizing Housing

Thursday, September 19 | 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT

We know that people of color face disproportionate levels of homelessness. In some areas, like Seattle, WA, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are seven times more likely to experience homelessness than their white counterparts. 

During this webinar, Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director at Chief Seattle Club will share how the Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness is partnering with nonprofit and Native organizations, government agencies, tribal leaders, and philanthropic partners to drive long-term systems change. Ending urban Native homelessness requires a culturally competent, collaborative approach, and this webinar will explore how AI/Ans have historically been undercounted and under-resourced, and what funders can do to support ending urban Native homelessness.

Secure Jobs Connecticut takes a holistic approach to increasing income for families and aims to address the issues at the intersection of employment and housing. What began as a three-year demonstration pilot, is about to enter its next phase and is showing promise in helping families not only gain and retain employment, but also secure stable housing.  

Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer at Melville Charitable Trust, will lead us in exploring the lessons learned and challenges of this three-year pilot. Based on the findings, she will discuss the next iteration of these efforts, set to launch this fall, and what role funders can explore in supporting similar approaches in their community. 

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