Innovations Bridging Health & Housing Forum
The Thurston Asset Building Coalition invites you to attend the Innovations Bridging Health & Housing Forum. The event brings together international and local experts to share breakthrough approaches to innovative housing programs for the homeless and safety-net population.
Our guest speaker will be Andy Bond, Senior Director of Housing at Portland Hotel Society in Vancouver Canada.
Andy Bond is the Senior Director of Housing and Program Operations with the Portland Hotel Society’s (PHS) Community Services Society in Vancouver, BC. Having started with the PHS as a front-line worker over 18 years ago his role and responsibilities have grown over time to now hold the highest level of management. He has worked as a leader in pioneering and delivering service innovations to improve the living conditions of marginalized people living in Vancouver and Victoria. In so doing, services have become more available, flexible, tolerant and amenable to addressing the needs of a complex population, including people who may still be living with active drug use. This work has made a contribution to the opening up of space where people can live, find help and find hope.
The Portland Hotel Society (PHS) is a Canadian non-profit society created in 1993 to provide advocacy, housing, services, and opportunities, for the marginalized citizens of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Its 451 staff support 1,153 rooms, North America’s first legal supervised-injection site, known as Insite, a Downtown Eastside credit union branch (Pigeon Park Savings), a food service that feeds people in Single-Room Occupancy residences (Downtown Eastside Central Kitchen) and a pest control service (Bugs Be Gone).
The Event will also include a four-member panel of local experts in health and housing, as well as time set aside for “World Cafe” style break out groups.
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: SPSCC Lacey, Campus
Cost: $25 – Includes continental breakfast
Thank you to the following sponsors:
About Thurston Asset Building Coalition’s Shared Learning events
The Thurston Asset Building Coalition’s Shared Learning events are designed to encourage community service organizations, civic leaders, businesses, faith organizations and other community members, to gather and learn about each other’s resources and explore ways to collaborate.
We believe that when we are better connected, our community is able to provide opportunities for people with limited incomes to become more resilient and prosperous. These events help to advance the “no wrong door” philosophy of the Thurston Asset Building Coalition.