Mercy Corps Northwest

45 SW Ankeny Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

The venue is located at the Skidmore Max stop if taking public transportation. There are three public garages located near Mercy Corps. Least expensive all-day parking is located at the Smart Park lot— 33 NW Davis Street.

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Day  1: April 25, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and light breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30- 10:45 Meaningful, Inclusive Hiring and Program Development

11:0 - 12:30 Trans, Two-spirit, and Gender Non-Conforming Health Panel

12:30- 1:30 Lunch Break with Elephants Delicatessen

1:00 - 1:30 West Coast Convening Business Meeting (optional)

1:30 - 3:00 Powerful Ink: How Tattoos and Branding Shape the World of Human Trafficking

  • Molly Mcdade Hood, Human Trafficking Seargent, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Break with New Avenues Social Enterprise

3:15 - 4:00 Exploring the Homeless Youth Handbook

4:00 - 5:00 Outside of the Frame Workshop Presentation

West Coast Smarties Happy Hour

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Senate 71 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Day 2: April 26, 2019

9:00 - 9:15 Check-in and light breakfast

9:15 - 11:15 WCC Lightning Research Talks

  • Eric Rice, Associate Professor, USC: New Results on Rapid Re-Housing from 16 Communities.

  • Sidney Williams & Robin Petering: An in-depth look at the six-month impact of rapid re-housing for formerly homeless young people.

  • Jonathan Hoonhout, USC Children’s Data Network: A Closer Look at Homeless Youth Parents in LA County: Demographics, Characteristics and Child Protection Systems Involvement.

  • Brian Redline & Sara Semborski, USC Log My Life Study: Understanding Housing Environment Factors for Young Adults in Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs.

  • Coco Auerswald, University of California Berkeley:  Experiences of Violence of Youth experiencing Homelessness: The SFYEAH! Project .

11:15 - 11:45 ONWARD! Biggest Takeaway, or Something someone else said that you appreciate!


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