City and Partners to Host Conference March 11 on Ending Homelessness

Monday, February 03, 2014

Service providers and interested citizens are invited to attend the 2014 South Hampton Roads Regional Conference on Ending Homelessness on Tuesday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Old Dominion University’s Webb Center.


The event, hosted by the South Hampton Roads Regional Task Force to End Homelessness, is held every two years to share national best practices and promote strategic planning. This year’s conference will feature case management training designed specifically for service providers. Other topics to be covered include services for veterans, education of homeless children, health and housing legislation updates, using data for planning and evaluation, and more.


Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Scholarships are available for people who are experiencing homelessness or living in permanent supportive housing.  Pre-registration by Feb. 21 is required; there will be no on-site registration. For more details or to register online, visit Please contact Lynanne Gornto with The Planning Council at (757) 622-9268 ext. 3005 for more information.


The South Hampton Roads Regional Task Force to End Homelessness is a collaboration between the cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk; Isle of Wight County; The Planning Council; United Way of South Hampton Roads and other nonprofits. The task force has been nationally recognized as a successful model for local governments working together to solve problems. Through regional cooperation, the task force has leveraged funding to create 240 new housing units for single homeless adults.


The city’s active participation on the task force is part of the Mayor’s Action Challenge for Children and Families.