Archive for July 13th, 2011
We’re wrapping up workshop #1 and headed into workshop #2 before tonight’s reception at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.
Everyone I meet is eager and energized and so filled with altruism and resolve – especially after Nan’s keynote remarks this morning. But what’s really exciting for me is the energy online! Advocates are tweeting up a storm about ideas they’re learning about in workshops, responses to speaker presentations, and connecting both on and offline.
Here’s a smattering of tweets from just this morning! If this online conversation appeals to you, follow us using the #naeh hashtag. (The Alliance’s handle is @naehomessless; you can find us at http://www.twitter.com/naehomelessness.)
@AZCEH: “Congress needs to know that homelessness is solvable”-Sharon Rapport, CSH Los Angeles #naeh11
@GiveUSYourPoor: “Failure to collaborate is not an option.” Quote from HEARTH Act workshop at #naeh11 conference.
@MMLord: “We are about change because things are not okay the way they are.” – Nan Roman #naeh11
@MHSA_Revolution: Nan Roman highlights need to focus resources on rapid rehousing and perm supportive housing as key to ending homelessness #naeh11
@OrgCode: Important point often forgotten – homelessness is a lagging indicator. #naeh11
@7omB: Learning how changes in Medicaid could provide a huge opportunity to help end homelessness. #naeh11
It’s day one of the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. and things are off to a great start! Lots of energy and anticipation is floating around the registration area as participants check-in for a three days of workshops, plenary sessions, sharing, and networking.
Already, we have to thank our interns, volunteers, partner organizations, and the 1400 people who came from far and wide to learn how to do their part to end homelessness. (And a special thank you to the people who dropped by the user testing desk to give us pointers on our website!)
Here are a few pictures I snapped of our advocacy team – Swaroop, Kate, and Amanda – hard at work preparing themselves, state captains, and other advocates for the Capitol Hill Day visits this week.
More to come!