Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Summit

Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Summit: Educate. Collaborate. Inspire.

When: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Temple University – Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Room 200 A, B, and C, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Why: Thousands of young homeless children stay in a shelter or are living doubled up in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. High-quality early learning programs such as Head Start can promote their resilience; however, access has become a challenge.

This Summit will explore changes that have been made in the government in regard to homelessness of children, identify the challenges that local and national leadership need to reflect upon, and consider the role of intermediaries.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron, director of the Office of Head Start, is confirmed as co-keynote speaker. She launched the Home at Head Start campaign, a campaign challenging Head Start programs to enroll more children and families experiencing homelessness.

Mr. Matthew Doherty is also confirmed as a co-keynote. He is the Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). He leads the effort to coordinate and catalyze the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies.

Who should attend? Leaders and direct service staff from the homeless emergency housing and early learning systems, as well as individuals who are interested in assisting in the fight for young children who experience homelessness.

Register at https: //conta.cc/2WGxfi0

Read more details on the Flyer link.

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.