The Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) invites you to attend the 2013 Homelessness Awareness Conference sponsored by AdKarma and Mercy Neighborhood Ministries. The theme for this year's conference is “Housing and Beyond: Connecting Resources and Sharing Solutions” and will be held in Columbia, MO at the Holiday Inn East November 20th and 21st. The conference will begin at 10am on November 20th and at 8:45am on November 21st. Conference registration is FREE and includes a variety of workshops and materials as well as snacks and drinks throughout both days.
The final conference program is now available on the GCEH website here.
Conference and Information Booth Registration
Register for a conference ticket at the top of the page. Please note lunch is on your own both days of the conference. Extra time has been allotted during the lunch hour to accommodate travel to and from area restaurants although there is a restaurant located inside the hotel as well.
If your organization is interested in setting up an information booth at the event, please register by selecting a booth ticket at the top of the page. Tables are FREE of charge but donations are gladly accepted. Space is very limited so please be sure to register for a booth as soon as possible. Access to set up for the event is available beginning at 9am on November 20th and at 7:30am on November 21st.
Holiday Inn East
915 Port Way
Columbia, MO 65201
Conference Rate: $76 (not including taxes and fees)
Block Code: HAC
Phone: (573) 474-4444
Online reservations can be made here
Consider reserving your hotel room today
You can receive upcoming conference information and important GCEH news by visiting the GCEH website at www.mo-ich.org.
We look forward to seeing you in November!
Missouri Governor's Committee to End Homelessness
The GCEH was established by Executive Order in 1987 by Governor John Ashcroft and is charged with raising awareness about homelessness issues in Missouri as well as advocating for housing and homelessness service needs through resource collaboration.
Vision and Mission
Homelessness is unacceptable in Missouri. It is the belief of the Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) that housing is a right, not a privilege. Therefore, all individuals and families must have the right to safe, affordable housing in healthy communities with access to a network of supportive services.
The mission of the GCEH is to prevent and end homelessness by establishing strategies to promote public and private coordination and collaboration, developing new strategies to evaluate and reallocate resources, removing barriers to accessing services, evaluating unmet needs and providing supportive services and affordable housing needs, implementing effective solutions to build economic security and promoting and supporting activities that prevent homelessness.