2016 NCHV Annual Conference
The 2016 NCHV Annual Conference took place June 1-3 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
This year's Conference is 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.
The 2016 speaker list and available presentations materials can be found below.
Track A - Research and Trends
Track B - Community Profiles
Track C - Connecting the Dots: Interventions through Coordination
Track D - Income Maximization: Promoting Housing Stability
Track E - Legal Barriers to Housing Stability
Track F - Data Integrity and Getting to Goal
Track G - Access to Housing Stability
The 2016 Annual NCHV Awards
Every year, NCHV awards individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to homeless veterans. This year’s awardees have demonstrated an outstanding commitment helping America’s heroes.
Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award - Matthew Doherty, Executive Director, USICH
The Jerald Washington Memorial Founders’ Award is the highest honor bestowed in the homeless veteran assistance community. The award honors the memory of Jerald Washington, former organizer of veteran assistance programs in Florida and Tennessee, and a co-founder of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. The award is presented to an individual who embodies the spirit of service and sacrifice displayed by Washington throughout his career, and acknowledges that person’s special place in the history of the homeless veteran assistance movement.
Thomas Wynn Sr. Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement - Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senate
The Thomas Wynn Sr. Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement To a person whose career reflects a strong devotion to bringing attention and services to homeless veterans.
Outstanding Member Award - American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.
The outstanding Member Award to the NCHV member that has demonstrated leadership in coalition building.
Meritorious Service Award - Gwen Muse-Evans, NCHV Board of Directors; Bob Simpson, Easter Seals; John Briggs, Ohio Valley Goodwill; Bill Darnell, Ohio Valley Goodwill
The Meritorious Service Award To persons who exemplifies service to NCHV, its members, and homeless veterans in general.
Unsung Hero Award - Nathaniel Saltz, MACV; Travis Pearson, Family Endeavors; Megan Owens Fraught, Swords to Plowshares
The Unsung Hero Award To a person who has contributed to the recognition of the homeless veteran issue in a supporting or unrecognized leadership role.
Federal Agency Staff Award -Teresa Gerton, U.S. Department of Labor
Federal Agency Staff Award to a Federal Agency staff member who has exhibited a strong commitment to the service of homeless veterans.
Outstanding Corporate Partner Award - The Home Depot Foundation, Citi Community Development, Harbor Freight Tools, Others First
The Outstanding Corporate Partner Award to one or more corporations whose contributions have helped increase the effectiveness of the homeless veterans movement.
Public Policy Award - Michael Michaud, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training Service
The Public Policy Award to a public policy partner who has displayed a strong commitment to advancing legislation that serves homeless veterans.
Public Policy Award - Sen. Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator for the State of Hawaii
The Public Policy Award to a public policy partner who has displayed a strong commitment to advancing legislation that serves homeless veterans. To read her citation, click here.
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