ONSITE Lunch and Special Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker: Sam Watts, CEO Welcome Hall Mission

Thursday, October 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm                    

Deadline to register: Friday, October 14th by noon

 Lunch cost $12.00 for Members

The challenge of homelessness has become one of the most complex and intractable urban concerns of the early part of the 21st century. Shelters are full, people who have no place to call home are camping in parks and underneath overpasses. Was it always this way or has something changed? What do we typically misunderstand about people experiencing homelessness? Why can’t we seem to make much progress towards solutions?

In this short interactive talk, Sam Watts will respond to some of these questions and review how the pandemic has altered the landscape.  Is there reason for optimism?  Sam would say; “You bet!” However, there are actions that are well understood that we need to take right away in order to course correct and provide vulnerable people with the services that they need.