SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 11 - 13, 2019 | GREENVILLE

Homelessness Conversation

11 Mar 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gardenia

Homelessness Conversation

Homelessness, as in many places across our state and nation, is an ongoing and complex issue. Housing insecurity and homelessness can result from economic issues like unemployment, lack of affordable housing, or insufficient income from low-wage jobs, among other things; in many cases, mental health problems or substance abuse play a role, especially with for someone experiencing chronic homelessness. This session will take a deep dive into creative solutions that require collective action from multiple stakeholders. South Carolina has secured itself a top destination but has housing prices that have risen to levels outside the reach of many who choose to live and work here. Participants in the session will learn about the partnerships involved for these innovative data driven solutions in SC.  They will participate in a hands-on activity designed to explore the scenario of a person or household experiencing homelessness and identify potential partners within their own community to solve this scenario. Participants will gain knowledge for building bridges to end and prevent homelessness.