Main Content

Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness Tentative Agenda

October 7-10, 2019, Houston

(Days/times for workshops may change – more workshops will be added!)

Monday, October 7, 2019

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Ethics

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration

9:00 am – 11:30 am  Pre-Conference Sessions (to be announced)

Time TBA TX BoS CoC General Membership Meeting

11:00 am – 12:45 pm TICH Meeting

Lunch on your own                                                                                              

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm    Opening Plenary                          

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm    Breakout Session #1

  • The Intersection of Race and Housing Instability
  • Understanding the Trauma of Poverty on Mental Health
  • Aging Veterans: What Do We Do Now?
  • Shelter to Home: Creating Impact Through Collaboration & Best Practices
  • Mitigating Factors that impede the educational success of students experiencing homelessness

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm   Breakout Session #2

  • Ground up Grant Management
  • Yes, We’re Talking About the CoC Program Competition Again! Prepping New TX BoS CoC Project Applicants for FY 2020
  • Mental Health Matters
  • Developing and Launching a Comprehensive Economic Mobility Model
  • Housing for Harvey: In-depth Review of Successes & Challenges
  • Those Who Need a Quick Win Need Not Apply

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am    Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session #3

  • Diversion: Ending Homelessness in Your Local Community
  • What Barriers? How Denton County Addresses Barriers for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Mental Health: Housing and Employment Implications and First Steps
  • The Impact of Domestic Violence and Homelessness
  • From Social Isolation to the Streets: Older Adults at Risk of Homelessness
  • Check your assumptions at the door: Serving clients with active substance use disorders in supportive housing is not a service model but trial and error!

 10:15 am – 11:45 am       Breakout Session #4    

  • Work Incentives for People with Disabilities
  • LMHA/LBHA 101: Working With the Local Mental Health/Local Behavioral Health Authority to End Homelessness 
  • Expanding Rapid Exits from Emergency Shelter 
  • Creating a Housing First Partnership That Works 
  • The Impact of Social Integration on Housing Retention and Self-Sufficiency for the Housed, Formerly Homeless

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch & THN Awards Ceremony                

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm          Breakout Session #5

  • Functional Zero and Ending Homelessness 
  • Cultivating Equal Access Best Practices for LGBTQ Neighbors
  • Intersections and Updates in Homelessness and Housing Policy for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Pathways Forward with Income Now, connecting persons experiencing homelessness to housing and income 
  • Criminalization of Homelessness 
  • Confronting the Tiger

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm         Breakout Session #6

  • Building a Comprehensive Housing First Program
  • Meet ‘n’ Greet: In-Person TA for providers from the TX BoS CoC
  • Cloud Computing: The Power of Data and the Future of Homelessness 
  • Business for Good
  • Advocacy – the 86 Legislative Session in Review
  • Yoga for Stress Relief, Energy and Concentration 
  • Examining the Teacher/Student Relationships and the Academic Achievement of African American Homeless Male Students            

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:30 am – 10:00 am   Breakfast with Speakers, Barbara Wand James Award Presentation                               

10:30 am – 12:00 pm      Breakout Session #7

  • Creative Case Management with Homeless Clients with Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Domestic Violence Coordinated Access 
  • SOAR Roundtable Discussion
  • Helping Clients Prepare for Employment 
  • Lived Experience of Homeless Adults with Pets in Utilizing Community Services
  • YARC: Giving Young Adults a Fighting Chance

Conference concludes