Winter Is Coming: Fortify Your Shelters for Frosty Weather

Collaboration between state agencies, local governments, and homeless service providers is critical for developing strategies to combat homelessness in Maryland. At this year’s MACo Winter Conference, you can learn how local jurisdictions are utilizing year-round data collection and assessments to strengthen partnerships and collaborate on best practices in order to provide safety and warmth to the homeless throughout the year, especially during cold weather months.

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Title: Winter Is Coming: Fortify Your Shelters for Frosty Weather

Description: While resources for sheltering have been stretched thin in recent years, through strengthening partnerships and improving data sharing, local jurisdictions are working diligently to provide shelter to the homeless throughout the year. Sheltering those experiencing homelessness during the coldest months can be the most challenging. Committed county partnerships, resource sharing and tracking as well as consistent data collection throughout the season enhance the level of quality provided to those seeking shelter year-round and particularly during the coldest months. In this session learn about state wide data available on this topic. Also learn how to assess your local partnerships, resources, and data to strengthen the sheltering provided by your local community to meet the needs of your most vulnerable neighbors.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December  7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “An Ounce of Prevention.”

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