2016 NCHV Annual Conference
Save the date! Mark your calendars for June 1-3, 2016 when the 2016 NCHV Annual Conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
This year's Conference will be an important turning point as we take the momentum and energy of the Five-Year Plan and leverage it into a new era for homeless veteran services, where funcational zero is the minimum accepted level of services available that will be reached by communities, cities, and states across the country.
You will want to be in attendance for three days of training sessions, plenary sessions featuring distinguished speakers, policy updates from Federal agencies and Congress, the Annual NCHV Awards, and more!
Stay tuned to this page for updates as they become available.
2015 NCHV Annual Conference
25 Years: Thank You for Your Service – This was our message to you, and the theme for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference, which was held May 27-29, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Last year was NCHV’s 25th anniversary and we still thank you, the NCHV members and partner agencies, for your work over the last 25 years.
Last year was significant for all of us, and the Annual Conference was an opportunity to connect to the expertise of past experience and the planning for the future. As the sun set on the Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness, we built upon a quarter century of knowledge that propelled us into a new realm. At last year’s Conference, we focused on how our past set a foundation for the future of services for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. We shared successes and planned for the future.
Sharing Success: The Conference focused on the momentum found in local communities that is ending veteran homelessness. We shared our energy and experiences in driving down veteran homelessness in every community. We learned from experts across the service continuum who made it happen.
Planning for the Future: We built a plan beyond 2015 to ensure that no veteran sleeps on our nation’s streets. This new sphere of services is defined by prevention, rapid rehousing, increased efficiency, and creative adaptation to meet the emerging needs of homeless veterans in our communities. Join us at the 2016 Conference to continue the progress.
The 2015 Conference speaker list and available presentation materials can be found below:
Track A – Supporting Stability: Income and Employment
A1 – Expediting SOAR
A2 –Ticket to Work
A3 – Keeping the Connection: Serving Aging and Young Veterans
A4 – The Role of HVRP in Ending Homelessness
A5 – VA Employment Tools and Programs
A6 – HVRP Only: Retention Bootcamps
A7 – Money Management and Employment Tools
Track B – Improving Health Care Outcomes
B1 – State of Care for Homeless Veterans with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
B2 – Traumatic Brain Injury: Addressing Co-Occurring Challenges
B3 – Trauma-Informed Care
B4 – Emerging Clinical Needs: The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
B5 – Deploying Creative Community Interventions
B6 – Serving Minority Veterans
Track C – Transforming Systems
C1 – Working within Levels of Government
C2 – Case Studies of Internal Change
C3 – Using a Peer-Driven Model to Deliver Integrated Care
C4 – The Mayor’s Challenge
C5 – Creating Local Partnerships to Fill the Gaps
C6 – Making a Change in Rural Areas
C7 – Integrating SSVF and GPD
C8 – Zero: 2016
Track D – Rethinking Data, Improving Targeting
D1 – U.S. Census Bureau Statistic for Veterans Use
D2 – Centralized Planning and Coordinated Assessment
D3 – Using Gaps Analysis and CHALENG
D4 – Intersecting Grants and Data: Federal Grant User Form
D5 – Making Systems Talk: HMIS and Data Tracking
Track E – Building the Housing Continuum
E1 – Set Foundations: National Housing Trust
E2 – Creating New Permanent Supportive Housing
E3 – Transforming Transitional Housing
E4 – Housing First
Track F – Bridging Legal Barriers
F1 – Bridging the Divide between Social Services and Legal Services
F2 – Connected Communities: SSVF and Legal Services
F3 – Opening Access through Discharge Updates
F4 – Criminal Law: Successes from Veterans Treatment and Homeless Court Systems
F5 – Child Support Issues
F6 – Managing Veteran Consumer Debt