Weekly Community Conversations - Building Solutions to End Homelessness for People and Animals

When:  Feb 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

About This Session: Building Solutions to End Homelessness for People and Animals

On a single night in January 2022, over half a million people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. While homelessness is the most extreme version of housing deprivation, housing insecurity is experienced even more broadly by millions of people across the country. Also ubiquitous is the human-animal bond and the inclusion of companion animals in the family system. Although there is no universal measure of how many people experience homelessness and housing insecurity with a companion animal, nor a universal measure for how many animals are surrendered to shelters due to housing insecurity and homelessness, intuition and experience from advocates and service providers alike tell us this is a common experience. Stakeholders across animal welfare and health and human services professions can accomplish more together. As a unified movement, we can build holistic solutions that end and prevent homelessness for both people and animals.

This presentation will review homelessness and animal companionship broadly, problems that can be addressed by unified homeless services and animal welfare movements, and spaces and resources that can facilitate points of connection between the two fields.

Speaker: @Christine Kim, Founder of My Dog is My Home https://www.mydogismyhome.org/

About Community Conversations
Maddie’s Fund, hosts a weekly hour-long Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.

This call, recurring each Monday unless otherwise posted, is for executive directors, animal well-being leaders, shelter workers, pet support professionals, volunteers, and rescue organizations.

You need only register once to attend each recurring meeting. By registering for this event, your email address will be added to our community conversations mailing list where weekly meeting agendas and announcements are shared by Maddie's Fund. We do not share your information.

All calls are recorded and uploaded to the Community Conversations page on Maddie’s Pet Forum https://forum.maddiesfund.org/communityconversations

Win Ca$h for Attending!
Each month, Maddie's Fund will be giving away up to $10,000 in grants. You can enter to win each time you attend a call or watch on-demand during the month by completing the giveaway drawing entry forms shared in the chat during the calls.

Please note: All views expressed on these calls are not necessarily endorsed by Maddie’s Fund.

Register Now: maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration



02-13-2023 03:08 PM

The recording of this call is now available to watch on-demand: https://maddies.fund/communityconversations21323

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When:  Feb 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
Login: Use the link above to register and follow the same link at the time of the meeting to join the Zoom call.