The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services has declared a winter shelter warning for the period of Saturday, February 24 at 4 pm through Sunday, February 25 at 9 am. Call 211 (available 24/7) or 443-984-9540 to connect with shelter.Get more info here.
Community of Practice on Homelessness
Our Community of Practice on Homelessness regularly brings together 100+ community, institutional and corporate leaders who may not typically work with one another. Designed to build strategic alliances, these conversations are helpful in ending homelessness and addressing disparities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why a Community of Practice?
Structural inequities are real and will take all of us to address the decades of injustice that disproportionately target and affect marginalized communities
There is a need to abandon “business as usual” systems, policies, strategies and practices that perpetuate homelessness at its root causes
Because it is the right thing to do, especially during troubling times
What are the goals of our Community of Practice?
To virtually convene an intentionally diverse and cross-sector group of leaders around the core issues that create and sustain homelessness amid COVID-19 developments
To create a learning environment where subject matter experts share approaches grounded in evidence-based practices, as well as promising practices, to successfully combat/mitigate homelessness
To equip local stakeholders with information and tools on “how they can help” in addressing disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
To build strategic alliances and leverage joint ventures helpful in creating sustainable solutions for ending homelessness
To demonstrate the power of community dialogue and how it can be used to catalyze positive change
To highlight the health/racial inequities that are exacerbated for distressed communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic