No Place Like Home: Responding to the Unique Needs of Homeless Children and Their Families

Monday, June 18, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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Almost 70% of homeless New Yorkers are children and their families.  Homelessness is traumatic for both children and adults.  Children, specifically, can experience long-term negative impacts on their health, mental health, education, and could ultimately increase the likelihood of their being homeless as adults.  For example, New York City’s homeless children struggle to get to school with over half of homeless students missing 20 or more school days each year.  Moreover, only half of homeless children and their families are in shelters built to house them.  Rather, many are in commercial hotels that do not meet the needs of a family to access a kitchen, laundry facilities, or recreational space.

We invite you to join funders, service and housing providers, city officials, and advocates to discuss forming coalitions and implementing programs that address the unique needs of homeless children and their families.  We will explore how coordinated, collaborative efforts can reduce and prevent family homelessness, promote the well-being of children and families in shelter, and support the long-term stability of children and families who leave shelter.

  • Prevention and post-shelter services for at-risk families that strengthen the needs-assessment process, reduce homelessness for domestic violence survivors, and improve access to services critical to housing stability
  • Strategies to improve educational stability, decrease absenteeism, and improve educational outcomes for homeless children
  • Strategies to address trauma and improve the well-being of homeless children and their parents in shelters and hotels
  • Development of permanent housing resources for homeless children and their families
  • Opportunities for grantmaking to improve outcomes for homeless children and their families


Designed for 

All  interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM   Check-in 
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program

Registration is required by June 17.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email with any questions.

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