WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place will hold a symposium to assess the District of Columbia's progress toward ending homelessness by 2015, specifically for Veterans and those experiencing chronic homelessness.
WHAT: Ending Homelessness in DC: Just How Close Are We? A free symposium open to the public, designed to educate and engage the community in a dynamic conversation regarding the achievability of DC's goal of ending local homelessness by 2015. Councilmembers and public officials will be in attendance, as well as DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton.
- Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
- David Berns, Director, DC Department of Human Services
- Jesse Vazzano, Homeless Coordinator, US Department of Veterans Affairs
- Candi Darley, Homeless Advocate and formerly homeless Washingtonian
Jean Duff, Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of both Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Reception 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT
Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church – 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
WHY: In 2010, the DC and Federal Interagency Councils on Homelessness launched five-year plans to end homelessness among Veterans and those experiencing chronic homelessness. As we approach the halfway point for both plans, we must examine how close we are to actually ending homelessness in the District. Representatives of public agencies responsible for plan implementation, as well as homeless advocates, will address this topic. Q&A will follow the panel discussion, presenting an opportunity for community feedback.
For twenty-one years, Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place has worked to rebuild lives. Through trend-setting leadership and effective, innovative programs, Friendship Place makes a lasting impact on our communities by ending homelessness, one person at a time. We meet people on the streets, where they are, and engage them in a self-directed program to meet their own goals and needs. With our exceptional leadership, staff, volunteers and partners, we empower participants to find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently. Learn more at http://www.FriendshipPlaceDC.org.
Media Contact: Emily Fagerholm
SOURCE Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place