AVERTING CRISIS
Community Strategies for Supporting Families and Preventing Homelessness

A Panel Discussion with:
Linda Gibbs, Commissioner, Department of Homeless Services;
Sharon McDonald, Program and Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness;
Melissa Mowery, Director, CAMBA HomeBase Program

   
WHAT: The Bloomberg administration has invested new dollars and creativity in preventing family homelessness. As the number of families in shelter begins to drop, what more can New York do to help families stay in their homes and out of crisis?  In a new report, the Center for NYC Affairs proposes the city unify its many family support programs to institutionalize a neighborhood-based safety net. Can the lessons of prevention transcend the longstanding inflexibility of government?
   
WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 10 am to noon.
   
WHERE:  

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd floor
55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)

   
WHO:

Linda Gibbs, Department of Homeless Services
Sharon McDonald,National Alliance to End Homelessness
Melissa Mowery, CAMBA HomeBase Program

   
ADMISSION: Admission is free but you must RSVP.  Call 212.229.5418 or email centernyc@newschool.edu.
   
INFO:  Josh Wachs, Associate Dean, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. 212.229.5400 x1220. wachsj@newschool.edu.