CSH “Speak Up!” Advocates, including CSH Board Member and supportive housing resident Dorothy Edwards, are presenting today and tomorrow at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2015 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC.
Tomorrow at the Conference, our community-resident Advocates will be featured at the Micro-session entitled: Including the Consumer Voice in Planning and Administration (SA). More details are below.
Our community-resident advocates are also participating in Capitol Hill Day activities, speaking with their US Congressional Representatives and Senators on the need for more supportive housing in every part of the country.
Here they are meeting today with US Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40th District). You can continue to follow their advocacy online through #CSHSpeakUp. @CSHInfo. @hardlynormal.
If you’re in DC at the Conference, don’t miss their Micro-session.
National Conference on Ending Homelessness
July 16 2:45pm
M1.10 Including the Consumer Voice in Planning and Administration(SA)
Services should be responsive to the needs and wants of those who are meant to receive them. In this workshop, speakers will discuss the value of including the consumer voice on the boards of Continuums of Care and permanent supportive housing programs, and other programs and organizations that provide homeless services. Topics will include recruiting consumers for planning, and the insights of consumers who have drawn on their experiences in the homeless system to inform their work on these boards.