Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness 27th Annual Conference

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Jonathan


Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT (registration begins) Conference begins at 12:00 PM
Friday November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM PDT


Seven Feathers Casino Resort
146 Chief Miwaleta Lane
Canyonville, OR 97417

Please join us for the

2016 Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Annual Conference.

Our theme this year is “Human Rights: Everyone Counts!”

The conference will be held at the beautiful Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, OR.

Keynote Speakers

Israel Bayer
Executive Director of Street Roots

Paul Boden
  Executive and Organizing Director, WRAP
Martin Rafferty
 Executive Director of Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon 
Claire Seguin
 Interim Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services
Workshops & Seminars

Paul Boden
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) 

Presentation: The Homeless Bill of Rights is a grassroots organizing campaign fighting to end the criminalization of poor and homeless people’s existence. The campaign strives to ensure that all people have the basic right to live where they choose without fear of harassment and criminalization at the hands of the police.

Veronica Guerra
Oregon Health Authority
Kenny LaPoint
Oregon Housing and Community Services

Presentation: The state’s efforts to integrate health care and supportive housing for individuals served by Medicaid.

Eileen Chanti
Barbara Miller
First Place Family Center – First Place Kids/Early Childhood Center 

Presentation: Reaching the Invisible Children– A Wraparound Model for Homeless Families with Young Children: How a therapeutic early childhood program provides education, respite, and support for unhoused families with young children. This is a model accessible to all, and can be replicated in your community.

Erika Silver
Amy Dowd
Angie Drake
Clackamas County Social Services 

Presentation: Not as Different as we Think: Integrating Domestic Violence into Coordinated Housing Systems

Jamie Sanchez
Betsy Cunningham
Citizens Education & Advocacy, Homeless Action Project 

Presentation: Guerrilla Advocacy: Making Sure Everyone Counts

Amara Thelen, M.Ed.
Options for Southern Oregon 

Presentation: Mental Health First Aid

Patricia J. McLean
Jaclyn Eaton
Blair Schaeffer-Blisht
Jake Mendenhall
Human Solutions, Inc.

Presentation: Collaborating Across Systems

Anna Sage, B.S.
David Rugh
Dana Schultz
Central City Concern
HOPE Collaborative 

Presentation: From Homeless to Housed: How the HOPE Collaborative is utilizing Housing First and Harm Reduction models to house and empower vulnerable and chronically homeless adults and families.

Rick Burton
Juliana Marez
Douglas County School District #4 Roseburg 

Presentation: First Hour Needs This presentation is focused on students but could be easily adapted to any social service model.

Gene McVae
Oxford House Outreach Services for the State of Oregon and California

Presentation: The Oxford House Model, Understanding to Implementation or Social network support for recovery with abstinence: the Oxford House Model

Amanda Antenucci, LCSW
Emily Etzkorn
Outside In 

Presentation: Trauma Informed Approaches to Working with LGBTQ Youth in Housing and Treatment Services

Megan Shultz
Martin Rafferty
Rayin Jordan
Transformational Community Alignment (TCA) is helping organizations solve problems through assessment, planning and innovation.

Presentation: The 15th Night Initiative: A Youth Centered Community Movement to End Youth Homelessness

Celeste Goulding
United Church of Christ 

Presentation: Organizing while making Obsolete; Emergency shelter in Semi-Rural Oregon

Andrea Myhre
Kendra Phillips Neal
Jackson Street Youth Services 

Presentation: Collaboration Success: What Makes Working Together Work

Ross Banister D.Min., NAADAC II
Chaplain to the Marginalized, Housing Transitions Action Group Douglas County (HTAG) 

Presentation: A Drop In Center for Douglas County

Nathan Fiedler, MA, QMHP
Deschutes County Behavioral Health 

Presentation: Hearing Voices: Improving Communication with People Living with Voices, Spirits, Visions, and Other Unique Experiences

Diane Hess
Louise Dix
Fair Housing Council of Oregon 

Presentation: Civil Rights in Housing and Shelters: Fundamentals and New Developments in Fair Housing Laws

Marcia Hall
Melanie Prummer
Battered Persons Advocacy, The Ford Family Foundation, Casa de Belen (This presentation is a joint effort between multiple agencies) 

Presentation: Paper Tigers: A Trauma Informed Care Documentary and Accompanying Discussion

Alison McIntosh
Jenny Lee
Neighborhood Partnerships and the Oregon Housing Alliance 

Presentation: Housing and Homelessness: Oregon Housing Alliance’s 2017 Legislative Agenda & Local Advocacy Training

Cristina Clerico
Samaritan House, Inc. Family Transitional Shelter
Second Home, Lincoln County
Lincoln Community Dispute Resolution 

Presentation: Safe Here: A trauma-informed approach for systems and the people within them

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