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Affinity Dinner: Ending Family and Youth Homelessness: Partnerships with the Child Welfare System

Affinity Dinner: Ending Family and Youth Homelessness: Partnerships with the Child Welfare System

December 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker:
Cathy Utz; Nan Feyler; Lori Chaffers; Adrienne Walnoha

Affinity Dinner: Ending Family and Youth Homelessness: Partnerships with the Child Welfare System

Homelessness and housing instability can have a devastating impact on families and youth including an increased risk of children being placed into foster care, delayed reunification for child welfare involved families, and an increased risk of experiencing homelessness for youth aging out. Join us as we discuss the vital role the Child Welfare system has to play in ending homelessness and learn about best practices already happening around the state.

Moderator: Cathy Utz, Deupty Secretary, Office of Children, Youth, and Families, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Speaker(s): Nan Feyler, Director, Housing and Child Welfare Initiative, City of Philadelphia; Lori Chaffers, MSW, Program Director, Office of Social Services Research & Development, Lackawanna County Office of Youth & Family Services; Adrienne Walnoha, Chief Executive Officer, Community Human Services