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SAMHSA's Homeless & Housing Resource Network Webinar Announcement


Webinar Announcement
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) presents:
Making it Happen in the Real World: Success of the 100,000 Homes Campaign
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT)
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar: Making it Happen in the Real World:  Success of the 100,000 Homes Campaign.
This webinar will offer participants an overview of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, including information on identifying vulnerable individuals who are experiencing homelessness or chronic homelessness, and creating solutions to address their needs.  SAMHSA grantees who have participated in local campaigns will share their experiences.  Webinar participants will discuss lessons learned and how communities might use these lessons to continue the campaign to end homelessness.
Webinar Presenters

Linda Kaufman 
National Field Organizer - 100,000 Homes Campaign of Community Solutions
Washington, DC
Linda Kaufman is the National Field Organizer for Community Solutions’ 100,000 Homes Campaign.  In this role, Linda is responsible for inviting communities and states to join the campaign.  She works with them to determine who in the community is experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless and assists in developing resources.  This nationwide, collective impact initiative has a goal of housing 100,000 chronically homeless individuals by July 2014.  Linda has worked in homeless services in DC since the mid-1980s, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Pathways to Housing DC.  She also was the Director of Homeless Services at the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and served as the Director of Adult Services for the DC Department of Mental Health.  In addition to her work to end homelessness in DC, she is also involved in other issues of social justice in the city. 
Linda received a Masters of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is ordained as an Episcopal priest and ministers at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.  She and her wife, Liane Rozzell, have two sons and a dog.  Linda has a life dream of being a barista and learning to create exquisite, if fleeting, foam art on espresso drinks.

Christa Passaglia

Executive Director – Hope for the Homeless
Shreveport, LA
Christa Pazzaglia has served as the Executive Director of HOPE for the Homeless since 2008, which is the CoC lead agency for Northwest Louisiana. HOPE provides the structure of housing and services system designed to end homelessness. She began her career in housing in 1997 at The Glen Retirement System in marketing but realized she had a passion for those who are experiencing homelessness. Christa went to work for the Philadelphia Center, where she ran a program called Mercy Center that provides Permanent Supportive Housing to people with HIV/AIDS who are homeless.
She is an avid lover of art, animals, and people who want to change the world.

Emily J. Danielson
Director of Research and Public Policy - UNITY of Greater New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Emily Danielson has worked in a variety of fields to increase organizational research capacity and link data and analysis to process improvement. Following Hurricane Katrina, Emily worked with grassroots movements to advocate for affordable housing and the rebuilding of public housing in New Orleans. After receiving her M.S. from the University of New Orleans she developed and implemented innovative research and evaluation strategies for projects ranging from wetland restoration to economic development to disaster response. Since working for New Orleans’ lead CoC agency – UNITY of Greater New Orleans– she has led participation in the 100,000 Homes Campaign and worked to implement a state-wide coordinated assessment system.

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