Homelessness in Lowell is a serious and visible problem. The following press release is regarding a conference, the fifth in a series, that aims to address the challenges the homeless face.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Linda King
Title: Community Development Specialist
, Partnership to End Homelessness Lowell
Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference Series - Conference 5: Criminal Justice Reentry Strategies
October 28, 2011 – Holiday Inn,
Conference 5: Criminal Justice Reentry Strategies is being held in partnership with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, Lowell Police Department,
Housing and Shelter Alliance and the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation. The
MA Department of Corrections and the Hampden, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts and Suffolk County Sheriffs'
Offices are also participating. Philip
Mangano, President and CEO of the American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness
and the former executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on
Homelessness is the keynote speaker. Norfolk
The City of
to Ending Homelessness Conference Series is a product of the City's
Partnership for Change Initiative to End Homelessness in 10 Years. Partners for the Series have included
University of Massachusetts Lowell, U.S. Department of Housing and Community
Development, MA Departments of Housing and Community Development and Public
Health, U.S. Social Security Administration, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter
Alliance, MA Executive Office of Community Colleges, Paul and Phyllis Fireman
Foundation and many others. Lowell
Its mission is to engage the community, partners, homeless housing and services managers and front-line staff in a discussion of innovative programs and key funding opportunities that may be available to address homelessness; provide overviews of comprehensive local and national strategies, and offer workshops and follow-up onsite training programs for local agencies on the issues discussed at each of the 8 conferences.
Conferences in the Series include: Social Security, October 2009; Education, Employment & Business Incentives, March 2010; Housing, June 2010; Behavioral Health & Trauma Informed Care, October 2010; Criminal Justice October 28, 2011; Seniors, Veterans and Food Security (2012 TBD)