Approximately 375 people attended the annual Homeless Summit held at the Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth. The theme of this year's Summit was "Taking it to the Next Level", and the Summit sessions highlighted best practices on moving people from homelessness to housing.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Sam Tsemberis, CEO of Pathways to Housing, and the second day began with Iain DeJong presenting to the assembly 15 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to End Homelessness. Both Dr. Tsemberis and Iain DeJong's session were amazingly interesting and informative.
Highlights from the 7th Annual Campaign to End Homelessness 2012
On September 26th and 27th the Michigan Campaign to End Homelessness held its 7th annual summit. There were 325 representatives from state agencies, supportive housing agencies and continuum of care networks in attendance at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.
The theme for the two day summit was Relationships, Progress, Results. This year's summit had two keynote speakers. Day one's keynote was Joyce Grangent who discussed the topics of Supportive Housing Training and Advocate of Strength-Based Training. Day two's keynote speaker was Jason Allen, the Senior Deputy Director for Veterans Affairs from the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs. The topic of Allen's presentation was "All Things Veteran."