Archive for April 7th, 2011
The Alliance offers our sincere congratulations to Funders Together, a philanthropic organization committed to ending homelessness.
Today, the group launches as an independent organization of private philanthropies supporting housing-based strategies that have been shown to end homelessness among youth, individuals, families, veterans, and other groups.
As a member of the nonprofit community, we know that the role of philanthropy is critical in ending homelessness. Foundations and funders have the ability to turn best practices into plans into reality by providing the resources necessary to implement strategies that lead to outcomes.
We extend our thanks to Funders Together for the brave and courageous step forward in the fight to end homelessness and wish them best of luck as they move forward!
Take our survey and let us know!
Every year, communities across the nation conduct point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires a count every other year as part of a community’s application for federal funds; many communities, however, conduct one annually of their own accord.
Capitalizing on the yearly ritual, the Alliance launched a youth count campaign, encouraging communities to include youth in their 2011 counts. We put out tools to help communities figure out how to conduct youth and the importance of including this oft-overlooked community.
So we want to know how you did! Did you count youth? How so? And how many?
* Youth are those 12-24 years of age.