Monday November 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST
Tuesday November 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST

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State Bar of Georgia 
104 Marietta Street
Atlanta 30303

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Mariel Sivley 
Georgia Supportive Housing Association 

You are Invited to

The Georgia Supportive Housing Association's 

6th Annual Supportive Housing Conference

Mon., Nov. 7th - Tues., Nov. 8th, 2016

Please join us for our 6th annual Conference, featuring speakers, panel discussions, news, policy updates, an opportunity to network, and more.  Join us for the conference for supportive housing providers and service providers and those connected!

Draft Program Agenda- check back for additions to our Program!


Monday, Nov. 7th

9:00-9:30    Registration and light breakfast

Gary Brown, RESPECT Institute

Jon Toppen, Tapestry Development Group

DCA Programs  - Supportive Housing and 811, David Whisnant, Director, Office of Homeless & Special Needs Housing, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

What is Open Doors and how does it involve Private Landlords?  Matt Hurd, Program Director, Open Doors

DBHDD Update on Supportive Housing Efforts

Dr. Terri Timberlake, Douglas Scott, Letitia Robinson, Lisa Rogers of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

DUpdate on the National Housing Trust Fund in GA
Phillip Gilman, Senior Policy Analyst, Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Brittney Daise, Housing Data & Research Specialist, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

How does a Supportive Housing Provider Diversify its Funding Base?
Kathy Colbenson, CEO, CHRIS 180

Developing Supportive Housing in Georgia
National Church Residences - Development of the Commons at Imperial Hotel                                   Colleen Bain, Vice President of Supportive Housing, National Church Residences

Roundtable: Challenges in Supportive Housing and Recommendations for Change

Colleen Bain, National Church Residences
Paul Bolster, Support Housing, LLC
Scott Walker, Director of Residential Services, CaringWorks, Inc.
Matt Hurd, Program Director, Open Doors

Book signing with Terry Easton, Ph.D., author of Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain


Tuesday, Nov. 8th

10:00-10:30    Registration and light breakfast

Advocacy for Consumers
Ellyn Yeager

Housing and Services post-Olmstead Settlement, Talley Wells

Reentry Recommendations Made to the Criminal Justice Reform Council
Elizabeth J. Appley, Esq., Public Policy Advocate for Central Outreach and Advocacy Center and Housing Georgia

Panel: Narrowing the Gap in Access to Healthcare in Georgia

Moderator: Andy Miller, CEO, Georgia Health News

Matthew Hicks, Vice President, Government Relations, Grady Health System

Jason O’Rouke, Senior Director Public Policy & Federal Affairs, The Georgia Chamber

Kelly McCutchen, President and CEO, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Beth Stephens, Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Georgia Watch

Cindy Zeldin, Executive Director, Georgians for a Healthy Future


                                                           Light Breakfast and Box Lunches provided

November 8th is Election Day! Advance in-person voting begins on October 17.  To vote by absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot by November 4th  https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Click to visit our appreciated Sponsors:

Platinum: Georgia Association of Community Service Boards, Inc.

Gold: Beacon Health Options

Bronze: Caring Works, Inc.


Exhibitors: Tapestry Development, Inc., Butler Human Services, NAMI Georgia