Next Stop: Ending Youth and Family Homelessness

2017 Annual Training Institute Request for Presentations

Submission deadline: March 3, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017 || Connecticut Convention Center || Conference Details

The 2016 CCEH Annual Training Institute (ATI) marks the 15th premier capacity-building event for organizations to prevent and end homelessness. Attendees will learn about key strategies in rapid rehousing, coordinated entry and exit, data utilization, and methods for including mainstream providers (such education systems, hospitals, and criminal justice systems) into regional homeless service provider networks.

As we work towards our 2020 goals of ending family and youth homelessness and look to maintain the successes already achieved in ending veteran and chronic homelessness, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness offers guidance on national best practices and opportunities for collaboration across the state.


IMG_3610-5Homeless service providers committed to finding real solutions to end homelessness in Connecticut. Direct service and management staff of shelters making great strides in shelter diversion and rapid rehousing. Members of Coordinated Access Networks who, through collaboration and innovation, are finding new solutions to old challenges. School systems and McKinney-Vento liaisons going above and beyond to take care of their homeless and housing unstable students. State agency personnel from the CT Department of Housing, DMHAS, Judicial, Corrections and other departments – invaluable partners in reaching zero. Advocates, policy makers, funders and other stakeholders working tirelessly to make all this possible.

Conference Tracks

Next Steps to Ending Youth Homelessness
The work to end youth homelessness by 2020 is underway and new approaches are needed in engaging, assessing, and serving unstably housed young people. This track will focus on creative solutions to providing safe and stable housing for this population.

All on Board to End Family Homelessness
This track will focus on successful strategies for helping prevent first episodes of homelessness through diversion and mediation, as well as building systems of support around children and parents experiencing homelessness.

Cutting Edge Approaches to Ending Homelessness
New strategies in rapid re-housing, client engagement and utilizing data will be featured in this track.

Building on Our Successes
Learning from the tremendous successes of the past couple of years, this track will feature unique efforts by local providers to embrace the changes to our crisis response system, including work of shelters, housing providers, and coordinated entry staff.

Putting It All Together: Building Systems for Everyone
Utilizing knowledge gained from building our crisis response system, this track will focus on creating housing solutions for populations at risk as they re-enter communities from incarceration, hospitals, and the child welfare system.

Access and Assistance for All: Serving LGBTQ people
This track highlights best practices in serving our LGBTQ community and assuring safe shelter, fair housing, and welcoming environment for all in our service provisions.


  • Applications are to be submitted online using the link below. Please adhere to space and word count limitations.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Katie Kenney, Programs Development Coordinator at or 860-721-7876, ext. 101
  • Submission deadline is March 3, 2017



  • Your proposal will be selected based on the information provided in this application.
  • Proposals will be evaluated solely on the information provided in this submission with preference given to proposals that demonstrate well-defined and clear learning outcomes.
  • Please adhere to the word counts and other guidelines.
  • All sessions are 75 minutes in length and accommodate up to 100 attendees.
  • We prefer presentations with 2-4 presenters.
  • Presenters will be notified about the conference committee’s decision after March 15, 2017.
  • If your presentation is selected, we provide complimentary ATI registration for all presenters (up to 4).
  • Each room will have a screen, laptop and projector. All other needed presentation materials must be provided by presenter(s).