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#GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015, is a global day dedicated to giving back.

Leading up to #GivingTuesday, we are asking you to show your support by writing what you are thankful for on the sign provided below, take a picture of you with your sign, and upload and share on Facebook and/or Twitter with #IamThankful4 @TXHomeNet.

How are you spending Thanksgiving Day? Post a pic of you and your family and/or friends (furry four-legged friends count!) and share.

Download the THN #GivingTuesday Selfie Page and post your pic!

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Texas Homeless Network (THN) is pleased to announce that Kameron Fowler, LMSW, has accepted the position of Continuum of Care Director.

Kameron has over 13 years of experience in housing and homelessness programs in Austin, Los Angeles and Australia.  Most recently an independent consultant and trainer for local and statewide non-profits including THN, Kameron has held varied administrative and direct care roles within the homeless services sector in the specialties of medical respite, shelter case management, housing stability case management, mental health case management, HIV services, DV, and street outreach.  She has successfully implemented and secured funding for multiple HUD Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, Rapid Re-Housing Programs and an AmeriCorps program focused on housing.  Kameron served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Austin CoC where she laid the groundwork and began coordinated assessment implementation for Austin/Travis County.  Prior to that, she served as the Program Director at Front Steps, the non-profit that runs the ARCH (Austin Resource Center for the Homeless), Austin’s largest shelter. 

Kameron earned her MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin’s Advanced Standing Program and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Texas Tech University. She is a passionate advocate for positive social change with a focus on program implementation, policy work, and fostering partnerships to serve the most vulnerable populations. Kameron looks forward to building on THN’s 25+ year history, challenging us all to work together to step out of our comfort zones and thoroughly examine our strategies and programs, and to consider taking some risks in order to end homelessness in the BoS.

Prior to recently moving into his new position as President & CEO of THN, Eric Samuels spent the past 10 years managing and directing the Balance of State CoC. “I’m happy to be passing the baton to someone who shares my dedication and experience of serving those experiencing homelessness. Kameron’s direct experience, combined with her knowledge of CoC planning, will serve the Balance of State and all of Texas well,” said Eric. 

About THN

Texas Homeless Network (THN), based in Austin, is a 501(c)3 organization that is the lead for the 216 counties located in the Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC). THN provides training and technical assistance around the state on best practices to end homelessness. For additional information, visit: www.thn.org or call us at 512-482-8270.

Eric 1 Eric Samuels, President and CEO of Texas Homeless Network

Texas Homeless Network (THN) is pleased to announce the naming of Eric Samuels as its new President and CEO. "On behalf of the search committee and the officers of the Texas Homeless Network, I am pleased to announce the selection of Eric Samuels as the new President/CEO of the Texas Homeless Network,” said Marilyn Brown, President and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.

The THN Board of Directors began the process of finding a new leader in July. “After broadening our search to candidates from around the country, we were pleased to find that our best option was right at home. Eric has a long history with THN having served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader assigned to THN in the late 90s and being on staff as the Director of Continuum of Care Programs since 2006.  I know you join me in welcoming Eric to this new position.  Under Eric’s leadership, the board looks forward to this next stage of THN.”

In his most recent position, between 2006 and 2014, Eric has worked with communities to secure over $31 million in funding to further housing and supportive services for programs in the Balance of State.

“I’m honored to accept this position and look forward to leading THN into a new era. THN will provide leadership and support to communities that are building and improving systems to prevent and end homelessness. We have a passionate and determined team that is ready to work shoulder to shoulder with leaders throughout Texas to meet our goals. I look forward to the challenges and successes ahead.”

About THN

Texas Homeless Network (THN), based in Austin, is a 501(c)3 organization that is the lead for the 216 counties located in the Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC). THN provides training and technical assistance around the state on best practices to end homelessness. For additional information, visit: www.thn.org or call us at 512-482-8270.

HUD's HIntitiative is designed to help communities integrate subsidized housing and health care services on a systems level for homeless people and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Texas is fortunate to have been selected as one of the few sites to receive an on-site TA session this year!

View the invitation and RSVP. The TA session is September 16 and 17 at the City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development. The deadline to RSVP is August 31st. 

We especially need representatives from the state's FQHCs, Managed Care Organizations and Medicaid to attend. Please spread the word!

Do you shop at Amazon.com? That was a bit of a rhetorical question since I don't know anyone that doesn't shop there. Did you know that Amazon has a special feature called AmazonSmile? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice - simple, automatic, and no extra cost. We see it as a win-win.

TheHumanSolution.com recently chose THN as their charity so now all eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile will benefit us!

Please consider using AmazonSmile to benefit your favorite charity (hopefully it's us). Pass on the information to friends and family and encourage them and their business to participate as well. Every percent adds up!

Homeless Network Of Texas