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Annual Conference

"Bridging the Gap" May 28-30, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, D.C.

To download the conference brochure, which includes schedule details and a list of sessions to be offered, click here.

In nearly every community across the country, the resources exist to end veteran homelessness. However, having every puzzle piece does not mean the full picture has been completed. We must connect the pieces and, where pieces are still missing, push for targeted and immediate action.

This connectivity and action must be informed and strategic if we are to achieve the objective of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015. This May, you can be a part of the country’s premiere forum for engaging in this strategic dialogue: the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans’ Annual Conference.

The 2014 NCHV Annual Conference, themed "Bridging the Gap," is a two-and-a-half-day intensive training event with over 30 unique workshops and over 80 expert panelists from government, research, and the service provider community. The Conference includes several opportunities, including a networking lunch and awards banquet (included in your registration fee) to engage with and honor the hundreds of peers from across the country who are actively involved in ending veteran homelessness.

For communities where sufficient resources exist, the Conference will teach you how to convert housing, speak the language of mainstream medical and supportive service providers, and decrease the time it takes for a veteran to move from on the streets to stably housed. Those communities lacking in sufficient resources will learn about new targeted initiatives across several Federal agencies, methods for improving local data collection to ensure adequate resource allocations, and prevention best practices. The NCHV Policy Session will provide you with resources and guidance for successfully engaging your Member of Congress. These are only of a few of the training topics at this year’s Conference.

Learn to align personal, organizational, community, and national goals with the resources and best practices from your colleagues in the field. Now is the time to help your local community to connect the pieces and bridge the gap between where you are and how you define success in your community. As VA Secretary Shinseki stated at the 2013 NCHV Annual Conference: “We've given ourselves two more years to do this, and in the words of the U.S. Cavalry, we're burning daylight. There is work to be done; let's get on with it.”

To register online, click here. To download a registration form to return by fax, click here.

To reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt for the discounted rate, click here.

Conference registration and the discounted hotel room block are both expected to sell out. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot at this landmark event!

Capitol Hill Visits

If you are considering visiting your representatives in Congress while you are in Washington for the NCHV Annual Conference, or at any other time, you can find more information about how to set up a meeting here. The Public Policy session on Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. will provide information on current legislation pertaining to homeless veterans and the programs that serve them.

Call for Nominations: Annual NCHV Awards
To be presented at the Annual NCHV Awards Banquet, May 29 in Washington, D.C.

Each year, NCHV honors the commitment and service of a few of the many deserving organizations and individuals helping homeless veterans across the nation. We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Outstanding Member - to an NCHV member organization whose programs, partnerships, and people combine to create extraordinary results
  • Partnership Award - to an organization or individual whose work building effective partnerships exemplifies creativity and collaboration
  • Public Policy Award - to an elected official whose record shows strong commitment and action in measures to help homeless veterans
  • Unsung Hero Award - to an individual whose efforts go above and beyond expectations, who expects nothing in return and demonstrates a hero's heart for homeless veterans
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Award - to a Department of Veterans Affairs staff member who exhibits extraordinary commitment to homeless veterans and service providers
  • Department of Labor Staff Award - to a Department of Labor staff member who exhibits extraordinary commitment to homeless veterans and service providers

Please submit a one to two page letter of nomination including the nominee’s name, title, and which award you are nominating for by email to no later than April 21, 2014.

Exhibitor Space

The 2014 NCHV Annual Conference will feature space reserved for exhibitors. This is an opportunity to feature your products or services to over 700 service providers, federal, state and local government officials, members of the philanthropy community, and more. For more information on being a featured exhibitor at the 2014 NCHV Annual Conference, click here.

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