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2017 Homelessness Conference - Working Together to End Homelessness

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The Don Dunstan Foundation presents the 2017 Homelessness Conference - Working Together to End Homelessness

Now in its fourth year, this conference is will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore new directions for the community sector and for public policy specific to South Australia. The conference program will profile emerging state, national and global trends on housing and homelessness.

The program is dedicated to the topic of Working Better Together to Address Homelessness and examines the various ways that those working in the sector, those in supporting roles, and policy makers can more effectively collaborate to address homelessness. This conference provides an opportunity to explore the Zero Project, which aims to end functional homelessness in the Adelaide CBD.

The program also addresses a range of contributing factors for those experiencing homelessness including identifying as Aboriginal, domestic violence, mental health, and drug and alcohol abuse. Attendees will gain insights into how working better together can generate ideas and practical solutions which will assist in reducing homelessness.

Conference presenters and panel members include nationally and internationally acclaimed key service providers, policy and decision makers, and academics. Interactive sessions will provide opportunities for discussion, learning and exchange of ideas.

Join us for new thinking on the challenges and the opportunities and finding new approaches for policy makers and service providers. We proudly present two outstanding keynote speakers to lead the discussion.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Jake MaguireJake Maguire, Director of Consulting and Public Affairs, Community Solutions

Jake co-directs Community Solutions' work to help communities end homelessness throughout the US and around the world. He is privileged to advise and support ambitious, partner-led housing efforts on three continents, as well as Community Solutions' own Built for Zero initiative in the United States. From 2010-2014, he worked as a member of the 100,000 Homes Campaign team, Community Solutions' flagship national team, which helped 186 communities find permanent housing for more than 105,000 chronically homeless Americans in under four years.

Prior to joining Community Solutions, Jake advised candidates and elected officials at every level of US politics on effective communications and public affairs strategies. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cameron Parsell

Dr Cameron Parsell, Postgraduate Coordinator and Program Leader Social Wellbeing, Health & Housing, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland

Cameron’s primary area of research is homelessness, supportive housing and broader social welfare programs aimed at addressing social disadvantage. He is a Senior Research Fellow funded through an Australian Research Council. Cameron is the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, and a policy advisor to the Australian Council of Social Services. He is the co-chief investigator on several national studies that examine the nature and outcomes of newly emerging models of intervention directed toward permanently ending homelessness.

Cameron has written about identity, the meaning of home, the international transfer of homelessness/housing policy, and housing as a means to foster autonomy and self-determination. He is currently examining different models and practices of social service delivery. Cameron's research seeks to build an evidence base about the interacting societal, social policy, social program and agency dimensions to human change. Cameron is particularly interested in conducting ethnographic research, with a focus on policy and practice translation.

More information including the full program will be released in the coming weeks.

The Homelessness Conference has been developed by the Don Dunstan Foundation, in partnership with the Centre for Housing Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) at The University of Adelaide, and kindly supported by the State Government.

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