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Your Way Home 6th Annual Summit: Advancing Equity

  • Parkhouse Hall 340 Dekalb Pike Blue Bell, PA, 19422 United States (map)

Please join us for a celebration of Your Way Home, Montgomery County's system and public-private partnership to end homelessness.  Learn directly from experts, providers, philanthropy, and policymakers about how they have worked together across sectors and communities to reduce homelessness in Montgomery County by over 37% since Your Way Home’s inception in 2014. Through inspiring speakers and breakout sessions, Your Way Home will engage and educate you about our recent achievements, current challenges and future opportunities.

While the Your Way Home system is positioned to more effectively respond to the crisis of homelessness, we haven’t yet tackled the monumental effort of preventing more vulnerable families and individuals from losing their housing in the first place.  Throughout Montgomery County, too many people are struggling daily for the things others take for granted: safe streets, good jobs, and quality health care, housing, and education.  The barriers are beyond the control of any one system or organization.  

It is with these reasons, we have committed to adopting strategies related to homelessness prevention, addressing the affordable housing crisis, and equity, in addition to reaffirming our commitment to ending literal homelessness.  This is a long-term commitment to base all of our policy, program, and partnership decisions on achieving the goal to advance fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all residents of Montgomery County, especially those individuals hit hardest by persistent poverty.

This year, Your Way Home is excited to host a nationally recognized thought leader in equity-based systems, Marc Dones.  Marc’s work has focused on transforming service delivery systems to better care for vulnerable populations. 

When you arrive at registration you will be asked to select one 45-minute Breakout Session.  Each Breakout Session will highlight a different aspect of the Your Way Home system through brief panel presentations followed by audience questions and discussions.  You can expect to see topics such as: Homelessness Prevention, Systems Change, Story Telling, Trauma Informed Care, etc. 

8:00- 8:30       Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30- 8:50       Welcome Remarks and Your Way Home Film Debut

8:50-9:15        Keynote Speaker:

                       Marc Dones, Center for Social Innovation 

9:15-10:00      Panel Discussion: Equity, Housing and Homelessness

                       Jason Alexander, Capacity for Change

                       Vanessa Briggs, Brandywine Health Foundation
Marc Dones, Center for Social Innovation
                       Sidney Hargro, Philanthropy Network
                       Kim Krauter, Advanced Living Communities

10:00-10:30    Table Talks

10:30- 11:30    Breakout Sessions 

11:30- 12:00    Awards and Closing Remarks

To register, please click HERE