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Posts published by “Theresa Slusher”

Homelessness Leadership Summit: using fierce data to inform local programs

Discussing what works and what does not An exciting project took place throughout October that I am extremely proud to share with readers this month. SideWalk and the Interfaith Overnight Shelter, both programs of Interfaith Works, partnered to conduct vulnerability assessments five nights a week with people who are street…

Taking re-housing programs to scale: what works and what does not

Report from the Homelessness Leadership Summit We know what works to resolve homelessness for people: • Short-term assistance back into housing • Long-term housing and supports for those with severe disabilities • Coordinated access into programs that provide the above • Plan-Implement-Measure-Improve, adopt a cycle of oversight and management Homeless…

Homelessness Leadership Summit: How do we connect as a community?

Discussing what works and what does not Is there such a thing as Community Envy? I think about places around the globe where I have traveled, shopped, enjoyed the local food and attractions and sometimes I have wished my community could be like them. Not in every way, but maybe…

Homelessness Leadership Summit: Beginning a new community conversation

A small group of concerned individuals met earlier this year to craft the invitation for the first Olympia Leadership Summit on Homelessness. The opening lines of the invitation read: “It’s time to have a different conversation about homelessness in Olympia, one that acknowledges the complex nature of the issues and…

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