What is the status of youth homelessness in San Diego? How has the pandemic affected youth? Over the past several years, providers and advocates who serve homeless youth have coordinated efforts through the San Diego Youth Homelessness Consortium (SDYHC) and worked together on the region’s Coordinated Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness. Join us for a discussion with the co-chairs of the SDYHC about the state of youth homelessness and the region’s Coordinated Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness.
This program is designed for Catalyst members and non-member private and public funders interested in funding youth homelessness issues.
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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.
David Baker, Youth Systems Director, YMCA Youth & Family Services
David Baker is an advocate for equitable housing policy across the nation and works as a Youth Systems Director for the YMCA of San Diego County. As a survivor of extreme-poverty and intergenerational homelessness, he uses his experience to guide the creation and implementation of realistic solutions to address social issues like youth homelessness. His mission in life is to promote agency, access, and hope for marginalized populations in society.