As a leader in our community, we ask you to: Keep Our Families Strong and Healthy. Is this your image of homelessness?. The new homeless look like this. There are more than 6,200 children not sleeping in their homes tonight. They are sleeping in someone’s garage, on a friend’s couch,
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As a leader in our community, we ask you to:Keep Our Families Strong and Healthy
They are sleeping in someone’s garage, on a friend’s couch,
in their car, in a shelter,
or on the street.
Shelter is not the Answer!
Collect Data – Measure Outcomes
Stimulus Resources for Families in San Diego Region
Momentum on EndingFamily Homelessness
Brought elected leaders and major stakeholders together to look at issues
Facilitated collaboration on use of homeless prevention stimulus funds ($10.5 - $15 M)
Best practices nationally and locally call for a regional solution to prevent, reduce and end family/episodic homelessness
Benefit to Regional Planning
Hennepin County, MN reduced family homelessness by 43% 2000 – 2004, decreased length of stay in shelters by 47%
San Diego GrantmakersHomelessness Working Group
How are SDGrantmakers members helping?
Philanthropy in San Diego small $$ compared to federal and local government resources
Collaboration required between cities to solve problems regionally, and more preventive use of homeless funding
How can you help?
Barbara Mandel Pache