On October 3-4, 2017, leaders from across the world came together in Philadelphia, PA to share ideas and strategies for ending LGBTQ youth homelessness at the fourth annual 40 to None Summit. Due to popular demand, we’ve compiled presentation slides from the main stage program and breakout sessions!
Main Stage Program: Day 1
Presentations include Racial Equity; Unlikely Partnerships: HUD & NYFH; Unlikely Partnerships: Covenant House & True Colors Fund; A Broader Scope, A Broader Impact: True Inclusion Assessment; and the True Fellowship Graduation.
Lightning Round: Day 1
Presentations by Matthew Aronson, HUD; Jonathan Lykes, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Christa Price, True Colors Fund; Justin Rush, True Colors Fund; and Paul Snelson II, Dex Media.
Main Stage Program: Day 2
Presentations include The State of the National Movement; Rapid Results in 100 Days; State By State: Making The Grade; Unboxing Inclusion: The True Inclusion Toolbox; Raising the Bar in Mobile; Challenge Accepted: True U in Houston; Action Planning; and “Where Am I Going To Go?”
Lightning Round: Day 2
Presentations by Gregory Gross, The Night Ministry; Jenna Mellor, Point Source Youth; Jama Shelton, True Colors Fund; Dan Stultz, Lighthouse Youth Services; and Coco Wheeler, True Colors Fund.
Coordinating and Collaborating to Prevent & End Criminalization of Homelessness
This session discusses the different forms of criminalization of homelessness and their connection to the justice system. We offer guidance around what states and localities can do to stop these harmful practices, minimize homeless students’ contact with the justice system, and engage legal advocates to address the needs of homeless youth.
Creating Systems of Liberation
Hear from folks using a variety of strategies to keep the momentum going under the new Administration including LGBTQ youth activists in the Ballroom Community. This session focuses on ways to confront systemic oppression and actualize liberation by organizing direct action and leveraging available resources.
The Critical Path: Project Management for Community Initiatives
This session explores how project management techniques can be applied at the community level for developing plans to prevent and end LGBTQ youth homelessness. Attendees receive tools and templates for stakeholder engagement, risk management, and project scheduling.
Reaching Up: Supporting California’s Homeless Youth in Higher Education
This session presents on the resources that exist at California public higher education institutions to assist homeless undergraduate youth. We discuss new research, highlight the latest legislation, spotlight a local university’s approach, and honor voices of students with current and lived experiences of homelessness.
Human Centered Design and Collaboration: The Secrets to Sustainability
This session explores the power of human centered design in creating solutions to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth. Participants receive tangible processes, digital solutions, and methodologies that will equip them to better address LGBTQ youth homelessness nationwide.
Human Trafficking Among Homeless Youth: Implications for Policy and Practice
This session explores recent national research findings that draw upon the experiences of over 900 youth across 13 cities. Participants will learn about innovative practice models to identify and address the needs of trafficked youth.
LGBTQ Economic Justice Policy Agenda
Learn about the new LGBTQ Economic Justice Policy Agenda, created in collaboration with national and grassroots activists and advocates. This session discusses what low-income LGBTQ people and service providers from across the country are prioritizing in their economic justice advocacy.
Reaching for the STARS: Trans-Specific Housing
This multimedia presentation features video testimonies from program members and staff of STARS, a transgender-specific housing program for youth and young adults in NYC. The session explores the successes and challenges of setting up the program, including program evaluation data to demonstrate results.
Turning Lemons to Lemonade in a Low Resourced Community
Learn how Advocates for Richmond Youth is impacting LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in a low-resourced community. The team shares their pop-up drop-in center model and discuss how relationship-building can help tear down ageism in the work to end youth homelessness. Participants will consider ways that the gaps or challenges in their own communities can be turned into lemonade through a youth-oriented approach to problem solving.
Voices Heard: Creating Authentic Youth Partnerships
Too often, efforts to combat youth homelessness are stagnant because youth themselves are left out of the conversation. This workshop discusses key takeaways from the formation of the Homeless Youth Forum of LA, and highlight best practices in creating authentic partnerships with young people.
You CAN Implement Equity … But You Have to DO Stuff
This session shares concrete examples of how to implement racial equity approaches across efforts to end youth homelessness locally, regionally and nationally. Participants will explore how to use data and embrace failure to achieve racial equity.
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