San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A 2-Day Summit: January 30th and 31st, 8:30am-5:00pm
A conversation about solving homelessness
Presented by the Santa Rosa Homeless Collective
Key Presenter: Iain De Jong, President of OrgCode, a national expert on homeless solutions
Who is Iain De Jong?
Iain is the President and CEO of OrgCode (www.orgcode.com). He travels the world to learn and share best practices on ending homelessness. Programs that Iain has designed and developed have been awarded and acknowledged nationally and internationally more than a dozen times.
“With a focus on evidence, the intention of this summit is to lay a irrefutable case for why ending homelessness beats managing homelessness and how even some of our best intentions make the problem worse not better..”
- Who should attend the Summit? Non-profit homeless service providers, policymakers, funders, executives, board members, elected officials and anyone interested in helping to identify homeless solutions.
- What if I cannot afford the conference fee? We do not want the fee to be a barrier to being a part of the conversation we have many scholarships available and if you would like to receive one of the scholarships please email Mahriana Robinson (email@example.com) why you would like to obtain one of the scholarships.
- Where is it? The Summit will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA (www.visitsantarosa.com) which is the largest City in Sonoma County (www.sonoma.com). The conference will be held at Spring Hills Community Church (3700 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, CA) which has some of the most comfortable seats in the County of Sonoma!
- Are you going to feed us? We will provide light snacks and beverages available throughout the day, but meals will not be provided. Food trucks will be available to purchase food during lunch time.
- If I am coming from out of town where should I stay? Hilton Sonoma Wine Country (3555 Round Barn Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA) has a limited number of rooms reserved at the special rate of $119/night). It will be a first come, first serve for the special rates, so don’t wait until the last minute to reserve them!
- What should I wear? Wear what is comfortable to you, jeans and t-shirts are okay. It could be cold and possibly raining, so dress in layers.
- What time are we starting and ending? We will be starting both days at 8:30am and ending at 5:00pm. There is a lot of fun stuff to do nearby and we encourage you to spend time in downtown Santa Rosa for a lot of fantastic and fun options!
- What should I expect? We will be learning from one of the leading experts on innovative solutions to ending homelessness, and will also have an opportunity to learn from local best practices on shifts we have made to reduce homelessness by over 30%. We will also be building in networking opportunities for people to learn from one another on how we can work together on this complex social issue.
- What is the Santa Rosa Homeless Collective? The Santa Rosa Homeless Collective is a group of stakeholders from various sectors that work to bring collective expertise, resources and data to improve our homeless, housing and services systems so that all members of our community have a safe place to live.
- What if I have logistics questions? The first point of contact will be Mahriana Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 707-542-5426) and the second point of contact will be Jennielynn Holmes (email@example.com; 707-800-2372).
When & Where
- Director, Shelter & Housing - Catholic Charities