Funders Together to End Homelessness New England Convening

October 20, 2016 from 10am to 3pm at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

As funders, we know we have a critical role in our communities. But first, we must come together to share what works, learn from one another, and challenge each other to develop innovative, long-lasting solutions.

On October 20, 2016, funders from across New England will come together to talk about family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities.

Local leaders from The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust will share an innovative approach they’ve taken in Massachusetts and Connecticut called Secure Jobs. First started in Massachusetts, Connecticut saw the success and collaborated with The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and local funders in Connecticut to implement the program in their area. Hear how they learned from each other and were able to implement an innovative and effective model.

David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also join us to talk about what the foundation has learned in their 15+ years working on family homelessness in Washington State and what they’re doing now.