National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference
This week I’m blogging from Washington, D.C.! Several of our team members – Charles Moss, Charles Samuels, Sheila Crump, Joe Hamby, and myself – are attending the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ annual conference. Earlier today we heard about the great progress all over the United States in ending homelessness among veterans from Nan Roman, the CEO of the National Alliance. We were then wowed by the opening welcome from D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, where she shared the incredible financial investment D.C. is making to end homelessness in our nation’s capital.
For the next two days our MSC team will be engaged with colleagues from across the nation as we learn and share best practices, creative approaches, and encouragement. I have the honor of presenting a workshop on Friday morning in partnership with two outstanding agencies from L.A. and Seattle about best practices in helping people with substance abuse. I’ll give you a sneak preview…. MSC wholeheartedly believes in and practices a harm reduction strategy.
I’ll share more about this with you all next week, but for now, we’re making the most of our time in Washington.