Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT (registration begins) Conference begins at 12:00 PM
Friday November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Seven Feathers Casino Resort 
146 Chief Miwaleta Lane
Canyonville, OR 97417


Please call 1-888-677-7771
Refer to the OCHH 27th Conference
(room block is limited)
King and Queen rooms $85 a night + applicable taxes 

Driving Directions 


Karolle Hughes 
Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness 
ochh@ochh.org or ochh_karolle@wavecable.com



Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness 27th Annual Conference 

Please join us for the

2016 Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Annual Conference.

Our theme this year is

"Human Rights: Everyone Counts!"

The conference will be held at the beautiful Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, OR.


Keynote Speakers

Israel Bayer
Executive Director of Street Roots

Paul Boden
  Executive and Organizing Director, WRAP

Martin Rafferty
 Executive Director of Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon 

Claire Seguin
 Interim Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services

Workshops & Seminars


Paul Boden
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) 

Presentation: The Homeless Bill of Rights is a grassroots organizing campaign fighting to end the criminalization of poor and homeless people's existence. The campaign strives to ensure that all people have the basic right to live where they choose without fear of harassment and criminalization at the hands of the police.

 Veronica Guerra
Oregon Health Authority
Kenny LaPoint
Oregon Housing and Community Services

Presentation: The state’s efforts to integrate health care and supportive housing for individuals served by Medicaid.


Eileen Chanti
Barbara Miller
First Place Family Center - First Place Kids/Early Childhood Center 

Presentation: Reaching the Invisible Children-- A Wraparound Model for Homeless Families with Young Children: How a therapeutic early childhood program provides education, respite, and support for unhoused families with young children. This is a model accessible to all, and can be replicated in your community.


Erika Silver
Amy Dowd
Angie Drake
Clackamas County Social Services 

Presentation: Not as Different as we Think: Integrating Domestic Violence into Coordinated Housing Systems


Jamie Sanchez
Betsy Cunningham
Citizens Education & Advocacy, Homeless Action Project 

Presentation: Guerrilla Advocacy: Making Sure Everyone Counts


Amara Thelen, M.Ed.
Options for Southern Oregon 

Presentation: Mental Health First Aid


Patricia J. McLean
Jaclyn Eaton
Blair Schaeffer-Blisht
Jake Mendenhall
Human Solutions, Inc. 

Presentation: Collaborating Across Systems


Anna Sage, B.S.
David Rugh
Dana Schultz
Central City Concern
HOPE Collaborative 

Presentation: From Homeless to Housed: How the HOPE Collaborative is utilizing Housing First and Harm Reduction models to house and empower vulnerable and chronically homeless adults and families.


Rick Burton
Juliana Marez
Douglas County School District #4 Roseburg 

Presentation: First Hour Needs This presentation is focused on students but could be easily adapted to any social service model.


Gene McVae
Oxford House Outreach Services for the State of Oregon and California 

Presentation: The Oxford House Model, Understanding to Implementation or Social network support for recovery with abstinence: the Oxford House Model


Amanda Antenucci, LCSW
Emily Etzkorn
Outside In 

Presentation: Trauma Informed Approaches to Working with LGBTQ Youth in Housing and Treatment Services


Megan Shultz
Martin Rafferty
Rayin Jordan
Transformational Community Alignment (TCA) is helping organizations solve problems through assessment, planning and innovation. 

Presentation: The 15th Night Initiative: A Youth Centered Community Movement to End Youth Homelessness


Celeste Goulding
United Church of Christ 

Presentation: Organizing while making Obsolete; Emergency shelter in Semi-Rural Oregon


Andrea Myhre
Kendra Phillips Neal
Jackson Street Youth Services 

Presentation: Collaboration Success: What Makes Working Together Work


Ross Banister D.Min., NAADAC II
Chaplain to the Marginalized, Housing Transitions Action Group Douglas County (HTAG) 

Presentation: A Drop In Center for Douglas County


Nathan Fiedler, MA, QMHP
Deschutes County Behavioral Health 

Presentation: Hearing Voices: Improving Communication with People Living with Voices, Spirits, Visions, and Other Unique Experiences


Jim "Cap" Caplan
Ross Banister
Mike Fieldman
Merten Bangemann-Jonhnson
Bryan Trenkle
Brian Prawitz
Lance Colley
Homeless Transitions Action Group (HTAG), a cooperative formed by United Community Action Network, Greater Douglas United Way, Housing Authority of Douglas County, BP Media, ADAPT, Downtown Roseburg Association, and NeighborWorks Umpqua 

Presentation: Building Public Support for Meeting the Challenges Faced by Homeless People and the Communities They Live In: Lessons from the Homeless Transitions Action Group in Douglas County, Oregon


Diane Hess
Louise Dix
Fair Housing Council of Oregon 

Presentation: Civil Rights in Housing and Shelters: Fundamentals and New Developments in Fair Housing Laws


Marcia Hall
Melanie Prummer
Battered Persons Advocacy, The Ford Family Foundation, Casa de Belen (This presentation is a joint effort between multiple agencies) 

Presentation: Paper Tigers: A Trauma Informed Care Documentary and Accompanying Discussion


Alison McIntosh
Jenny Lee
Neighborhood Partnerships and the Oregon Housing Alliance 

Presentation: Housing and Homelessness: Oregon Housing Alliance's 2017 Legislative Agenda & Local Advocacy Training


Cristina Clerico
Samaritan House, Inc. Family Transitional Shelter
Second Home, Lincoln County
Lincoln Community Dispute Resolution 

Presentation: Safe Here: A trauma-informed approach for systems and the people within them
















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