2016 National Summit on Youth Homelessness

When:

Tues, March 15, 2016 –
Wed, March 16, 2016

Where:

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC
20024

Conference Questions?

703.879.8348

NN4Y 2016 Summit Sponsorship Packet

Sponsorship Magazine
Summit Agenda
Hill Day Resource Guide

View and download the PowerPoint presentations and handouts from our 2016 Summit using the event app! On the homepage, resources are sorted by session.

NN4Y invites you to attend our third National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC on March 15 – 16, 2016. This one-of-a-kind event focuses exclusively on how government agencies, policymakers, community leaders, services providers and other experts can partner together to end youth homelessness!

Our summit will highlight innovative and effective practices so that you can learn and replicate the same approaches within your own community. Moreover, you will learn about federal policies that are being implemented, considered or promoted by policymakers. NN4Y will also facilitate a discussion among federal agencies about their own work to address youth homelessness, including plans moving forward. This promises to be an interactive and dynamic two-day event!

Who should attend? You. As tireless advocates and allies for youth, you can use the summit to network with colleagues from across the country. What’s more, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with lawmakers to advocate for effective federal policies and youth-appropriate resources. We hope to see you there!

Registration Level

Late Registration

  • $250
  • $300
  • $375
  • $135
  • $135
Online registration for this event is no longer available.
All program offerings for the 2016 National Summit on Youth Homelessness, except the Hill Day meetings, will be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We strongly encourage all attendees to book their accommodations at the Holiday Inn prior to February 15, 2016.
**The hotel is sold out on 3/15 and 3/16

Reservation Information

Single and Double Occupancy $239
Group Rate Cut-off Date: February 15, 2016

About the Hotel

Holiday Inn CapitolThe Holiday Inn® Washington – Capitol Hotel has a superior location that places you one block from the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, five blocks from the US Capitol and just a few blocks from the National Mall which includes famous monuments like the Washington Monument. NN4Y meeting attendees will receive complimentary in-room internet access.
Check-in time is after 4:00 pm and check-out time is prior to 12:00 noon. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early check-in or late checkout, however we cannot guarantee being able to do so.
Overnight Parking $30.00 per night, plus 12% tax
In-Room Internet Complimentary

Directions

Follow I-395 North to US Route 1 North (left 2 lanes on the bridge over Potomac). Follow US-1 North to the second traffic light after the bridge. Turn right onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW. Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, turn left onto C Street SW. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street, SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Take I-66 East toward Washington, DC. Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. I-66 East will turn into Constitution Avenue NW. Take Constitution Avenue NW to 7th Street NW. Turn right onto 7th Street NW to Independence Avenue SW. Turn left onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW. Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, turn left onto C Street SW. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Exit airport on I-195 W. Merge onto MD-295 S. via exit 2B toward Washington. Continue onto Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (295-S). Take exit 1B-C toward I-695/Route 395/Downtown. Keep right to continue toward I-695. Continue onto I-695 (signs for I-395/Downtown). Use the right lane to merge onto I-395 S. Take exit 5 for 6th Street Southwest. Continue on 6th Street SW to the 3rd light, just past an overhead bridge. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Take I-95 South through the Baltimore area. Continue until you see signs for the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to “Washington Route 50 West” exit. Continue on Route 50 (New York Avenue) until you come to I-395 South (about 4 miles). Turn left onto I-395 South, go about 1.5 miles to 6th Street SW exit. Make a hard right turn onto 6th Street SW. Continue on 6th Street SW to the 3rd light, just past an overhead bridge. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Take I-95 North to I-395 North Washington, DC. Follow I-395 North to US Route 1 North (left 2 lanes on the bridge over Potomac). Follow US-1 North to the second traffic light after the bridge. Turn right onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW. Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, turn left onto C Street SW. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street, SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Take I-66 East toward Washington, DC. Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. I-66 East will turn into Constitution Avenue NW. Take Constitution Avenue NW to 7th Street NW. Turn right onto 7th Street NW to Independence Avenue SW. Turn left onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW. Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, turn left onto C Street SW. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street SW. The hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Follow signs to the Capitol Beltway South (I-495), take I-495 South toward Virginia. Follow I-495 South toward Virginia for approx 4 miles. Exit onto the George Washington Memorial Pkwy, and continue on the Parkway to I-395 North. I-395 North will put you on the 14th Street bridge. Move immediately to one of the two left lanes on the bridge (US Route 1 North). Follow US-1 North to the second traffic light after the bridge. Turn right onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW. Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, turn left onto C Street SW. The hotel is on the corner of 6th & C Street SW. Hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW.
Take Route 50 East (New York Avenue) to I-395 South. Turn left on to I-395 South, go about 1.5 miles to 6th Street SW exit. Make a hard right turn onto 6th Street SW. Continue on 6th Street SW to the 3rd light, just past an overhead bridge. The hotel is on the corner of 6th and C Street SW. The Hotel’s main entrance is on C Street SW
Download The Sponsorship Magazine

Level One — Gold Event Sponsor — $15,000

One (1) Available
This sponsor will receive:
  • An opportunity to deliver a brief welcome address at a scheduled event on the program or 10 minute presentation at the networking reception
  • Twitter promotion of one of your organization’s hashtags during Summit promotions cycle
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials (includes website, emails, etc.)
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations
  • A full page ad of the Summit program
  • Two (2) promotional items in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Two — Silver Event Sponsor — $10,000

Two (2) Available Only One (1) Left!
This sponsor will receive:
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • A full page ad in the Summit program
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials (includes website, emails, etc.)
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Three — Bronze Event Sponsor — $5,000

Two (2) Available Only One (1) Left!
This sponsor will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registrations and one discounted registration
  • A full page ad in the Summit program
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Four — Lunch Sponsor — $3,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
The lunch sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Five — Mobile App Sponsor — $2,800

One (1) Available
The mobile app sponsor will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • Co-branding of the mobile app home screen
  • A digital banner ad in the mobile app
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Six — Breakfast Sponsor — $2,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Reception sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Seven — Reception Sponsor — $1,650

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Reception sponsors will receive:
  • Special thank you acknowledgment at the event
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Eight — Registration Sponsor — $1,500

One (1) Available SOLD OUT
Registration sponsor will receive:
  • Logo on registration signage
  • One (1) discounted registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Nine — Audio/Visual Sponsor — $1,400

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Audio/Visual sponsors will receive:
  • A full page ad in the Summit program
  • A digital ad at the beginning of each session
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Ten — Print Program Sponsor — $1,500

One (1) Available SOLD OUT
Print program sponsor will receive:
  • A full page ad in the Summit program (front inside cover)
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Eleven — Session Sponsor — $750

Five (5) Available One (1) Available
Session sponsors will receive:
  • Sponsorship of one of five program offerings:  Opening session, Federal Agency Roundtable and three other sessions to be identified at a later date
  • Logo next to session in the Summit program

Level Twelve — Exhibit Table — $275

Eight (8) Available SOLD OUT
Exhibit table sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) 6-ft exhibit table, either in the perimeter of the main meeting room or in the main meeting room foyer
  • 25% off one (1) conference registration
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Opportunities Await!

Now that you’ve reviewed the sponsorship opportunities, if one seems right for you, please contact us to secure your sponsorship. Remember, sponsorships are awarded on a first come, first awarded basis, so if you want to sponsor a particular level, secure it as soon as you can.
Summit Agenda PDF

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

7:30 – 9:15 am Registration
Check-in of all Summit attendees.
7:30 – 8:45 am NN4Y Members-Only Annual Meeting and Breakfast
During our forty-second annual membership meeting, you will learn about our ongoing work and plans for the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, offer suggestions and discuss their own efforts throughout the country. Registration is limited to NN4Y members only.
9:00 – 9:30 am Summit Begins: Welcome

Listen to a clip of Executive Director, Darla Bardine’s welcome!

9:30 – 10:30 am General Session: Federal Policy Updates
Youth homelessness has evolved into a hot topic among policymakers, and we’re eager to discuss their work! Attendees will receive the latest updates and information from Capitol Hill.
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am– 12:00 pm Two Breakouts: First Round
Breakout 1
What More Can We Do? Characterizing RHY Program Effectiveness
Is there a better way to serve youth in your community? After several years of research, Dr. Marya Gwadz and James “Bo” Bolas are prepared to answer that question. Join our speakers as they review the settings, strategies and other characteristics associated with successful programs. Their findings integrate qualitative and quantitative data sources, and capture the voices of program administrators, staff and youth themselves.
Breakout 2
Truth in Numbers: How to Improve Community RHY Counts
For decades, we have not had an accurate estimate of the scope of youth homelessness in America. Local efforts have been confounded by limited resources and inconsistent policies and practices. What can you and your community do to achieve more accurate estimates? Experts from CA, CT and TX will take part in an interactive moderated discussion. They will answer questions concerning the methodologies, key partners and reporting tactics most likely to yield successful community counts.
Panelists include: Dr. Coco Auerswald, Associate Professor, Community Health and Human Development and Director, MS Program, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical ProgramChristine Gendron, Executive Director, MPAFF, Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS)Stacey Violante Cote, Esq., MSW, Director, Teen Legal Advocacy Project, Center for Children’s Advocacy
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker:U.S. Senator Susan Collins
1:00 – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 – 2:30 pm Two Breakouts: Second Round
Breakout 1
Healing the Homeless: Streetwise Standards of Youth Engagement
Decades of research prove that traumatic experiences alter the course of healthy youth development. Nevertheless, many professionals struggle to address the physical, emotional and social effects of homelessness. For this reason, Juli Hishida will discuss promising practices for administering quality healthcare to youth experiencing homelessness. Her presentation will review trauma-informed care, cultural humility and other principles of holistic youth engagement.
Breakout 2
When Crises Collide: Serving Trafficked Youth on the Streets
Upon becoming homeless, youth are routinely targeted, exploited and traumatized by criminal networks. Often, service providers and other programs are in contact with these exploited and trafficked young people, but may not have the training to identify the vast majority of these survivors. Stephanie Richard and Nat Paul will provide information about human trafficking and discuss how you can prevent and disrupt the exploitation of runaway and homeless youth. Moreover, attendees will learn strategies to help victims recover and ultimately transition back to society.
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 4:00 pm Two Breakouts: Third Round
Breakout 1
The “Hows” of Housing: Navigating RRH, SH and TH for Youth
Housing embodies one of the most obvious and immediate solutions to homelessness. However, systematic barriers and technicalities stand between young people and the shelter they need. Sparky Harlan and Rich Hooks Wayman will explain when, why and how to pursue different housing options for youth. Specifically, they will help attendees navigate issues of eligibility, funding and affordability.
Breakout 2
Inside the WISE MIND: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for RHY
Youth are creative and capable individuals who strive to learn more about themselves and the world. According to Krysta Esquivel and Kristina Halmai, professionals in our field can do more to support and harness these natural qualities. Their presentation will focus on the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to youth engagement. Upon mastering these techniques, attendees can help youth maintain healthy relationships and prepare for adulthood.
4:00 – 5:00 pm General Session:
HMIS/RHYMIS

Is the HMIS/RHYMIS integration impacting youth and professionals in your community? Moreover, how are federal agencies using this information? What questions do you have? HHS and HUD staff will provide clear and direct answers to these questions, among others so that data and information integration can be used effectively to inform community planning and service delivery.
6:00 – 8:30 pm Networking Reception
After a long and fulfilling day, we invite you to relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments! Attendees will have the unique opportunity to connect with colleagues and other professionals from across the country.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

7:30 – 9:15 am Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hill Meetings
9:15 – 10:15 am Special Programming:
What Works and Why? Reviewing Coordinated Entry for Youth

Our very own Amy Louttit will summarize requirements for coordinated entry and review issues of concern for youth. Then, you will learn about what Washington, DC is doing to implement coordinated entry from local experts. This session will conclude with an open discussion about best practices at the community level.
Presenters include: Deborah Shore, Board Chair, NN4Y and Executive Director and Founder, Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Kristy Greenwalt, Executive Director, DC’s Interagency Council on Homelessness
10:30 – 11:30 am Special Programming:
Getting to Graduation: New Educational Protections from High School Through College

Last year, President Obama approved the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which strengthens educational services and protections and for homeless youth. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance on financial aid to help RHY access new opportunities in the classroom. Finally, the Administration for Children and Families proposed regulations to connect homeless youth and their families to Head Start and child care. After reviewing these new rights and resources, Barbara Duffield will discuss other advocacy opportunities.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:15 – 12:45 pm Keynote Speaker: Rafael López, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
12:45 – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 – 3:00 pm Federal Agency Roundtable Discussion
How do government agencies collaborate to address a national epidemic? We invite you to join federal staff as they discuss new and ongoing initiatives to end youth homelessness. Each year, this facilitated discussion yields at least one commitment from every participating agency. Also, Summit attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the participating federal staff. Once again, we expect our roundtable to identify intersections between policy, practice and youth homelessness prevention. Participants include:
  • Jennifer Cannistra , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick, Policy Advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  • Robert Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Ann Marie Oliva, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD)
  • Jennifer Troke, Division Chief of the Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL)
  • Jasmine Hayes, Policy Director on Youth and Families with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
3:00 – 3:15 pm Closing
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Dr. Colette (Coco) Auerswald is Director of the JMP Master’s Program and research curriculum, an inter-disciplinary effort dedicated to individual and public health. She also holds academic positions at the Berkeley and San Francisco campuses of the University of California. Throughout her career, Dr. Auerswald has researched the relationship between poverty and health among youth. She is regarded as a leading expert on topics of social epidemiology, medical anthropology and adolescent health.

Darla BardineDarla Bardine is a public interest attorney serving as Executive Director of the National Network for Youth. She has dedicated her career to young people and families who experience homelessness, poverty, violence and exploitation.

Before joining NN4Y, Darla created and launched the Fight Child Exploitation in Tourism Initiative in South Africa and worked to reform foster care in Washington, DC. As a federal policy advocate, she fought to secure assistance for families navigating the complex criminal justice and child welfare systems. During this time, Darla established her reputation as an exceptional leader, policy advocate and grassroots organizer.

In 2013, Dara helped re-launch and re-structure NN4Y. As Policy Director, she established an unprecedented coalition of homeless youth providers, advocates, experts and young leaders from across the country. She also launched NN4Y’s 2013-2015 RHYA Reauthorization Working Group, the National Youth Advisory Council and the National Summit on Youth Homelessness. Since becoming Executive Director in 2014, Darla has continued to expand the width and depth of NN4Y’s advocacy agenda. Moreover, she has strengthened the capacity of individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of young people experiencing homelessness.

Ms. Bardine holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Roehampton and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.