Event Organizers

Point Source Youth
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work

June 19th & 20th, 9am–4pm

The conference will include panels on Family Strengthening, New Permanent Housing Solutions for Youth including Rapid Rehousing, Keys to Strengthening Youth Homeless Systems, Innovations in High Impact Job Training, Short Term Host Homes, and the Role of Philanthropy in Funding Homeless Youth Work. See a detailed agenda.


Speakers include:

Steven Banks, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services
Jasmine Hayes, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Brett Esders, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mishaela Duran, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admin. for Children and Families
Dennis Culhane, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Ryan Berg, Avenues for Homeless Youth
Michael Braithwaite, Raising the Roof Canada
Ian Ellasante, True Colors Fund
Nicole Giannone, Ali Forney Center
Sara Goldrick-Rab, PhD, Temple University
Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive, Depaul UK
Matthew Morton, Voices of Youth Count
Jeanette Ruffins, Bailey House
Maryanne Schretzman, PhD, The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence - NYC Office of the Mayor
Jama Shelton, PhD, Hunter College
Cathy ten Broeke, State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness, Minnesota
Eva Thibaudeau, LCSW, Director of Programs, Houston CoC—The Coalition of the Homeless

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NYU Kimmel Center

Rosenthal Pavilion

Conference Planning Committee

Dennis Culhane
Professor, Dana & Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania and Director of Research, VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans

Deborah Padgett
Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health and McSilver Faculty Fellow, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Jama Shelton
Assistant Professor Hunter College

Mindy Mitchell
Program and Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Larry Cohen
Executive Director, Point Source Youth

Participating Sponsor

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Presenting Sponsors

The True Colors Fund

The Supportive Housing Network of New York

Ali Forney Center

New York City Employment and Training Coalition

New York Coalition for Homeless Youth

The Door

Covenant House: Helping Homeless Children & Youth

Presented with support from Deutsche Bank
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