In 2018, The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded San Diego a $7.94 million Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grant to create and implement the Coordinated Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness. The plan incorporates input and best practices from the San Diego Youth Homelessness Consortium, subject matter experts, and the various youth and community stakeholders on what they believe is needed to end youth homelessness in our region.
In the past 2 years, youth homelessness has decreased by 20%. Join us to learn how we can continue to help to end Youth Homelessness in San Diego.
This program is designed for Catalyst members and non-member private and public funders interested in funding youth homelessness issues.
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- Susanne Terry, Homeless Liaison, San Diego County Office of Education
- Beth Davenport, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego LGBT Community Center
Beth Davenport (pronouns: she, her, hers) is the current Chief Operating Officer at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, overseeing the many community programs, grants and contracts, the agencies facilities, and IT departments. She has over 20 years of experience in program development and oversight. Prior to coming to The Center in 2011, Beth was the executive director of adoptions and senior director of quality assurance for Walden Family Services. Beth is currently the co-chair of the San Diego Youth Homelessness Consortium and is a board member of the California Coalition for Youth.
Susie Terry, MPH, Homeless Education Services Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Susie Terry is the McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison for the San Diego County Office of Education, providing technical assistance and support to the 43 school districts and numerous Charter schools serving over 20,000 children experiencing homelessness in the county. She has over 25 years of experience in human services and education. Susie has served as Administrator of the Maui County Drug Court; as Director of a non-profit child abuse prevention agency; and as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.