2015 SGVC Summit

    The Petition - Building a Community Voice to End Homelessness

     Thursday November 19, 2015 – 8:30a - 4:30p

    3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

    Our Speakers - Bios & Links

     The Program

    8:30a – Registration Opens – Gilmore Hall Lobby

    8:30a - 10a – Coffee, Networking and Exhibits –Patio and Sanctuary Lobby

    10 - 10:45a – Opening Session – Sanctuary

    • Welcome – Todd Palmquist, ED and Richard Corral, Board President – SGV Consortium
    • Welcome – First Church of the Nazarene – Pasadena
    • Awards – Richard Corral
    • Presentation of the Petition and Update on County’s Homeless Initiative Program - Todd Palmquist, Michael Castillo, Representatives: Offices of Supervisors Antonovich, Knabe and Solis


    11a -12n “Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing” - Sanctuary 



    12n - 1p - Lunch –Gilmore Hall 

    • As in the past, The Summit registration and lunch are free. But donations of any amount to help us cover the costs of The Summit are welcome, and can be made by clicking the DONATE button to make a tax deductible gift via credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Thank you!


    1p - 2:30p - “Scaling the Solution:  Private and Public Initiatives to House Our Neighbors”  –– Sanctuary


    2:45 - 4:15p - Second Afternoon Session (3 breakouts):

    1. “Finding the Balance” – Gilmore North – Representatives from the City of Claremont and Azusa, including Reggie Clark, VOA, Karl Hilgert, Claremont Homeless Assistance Program (CHAP), Mike Ciszek, Claremont PD and Lt. Michael Harrington, City of Azusa PD  - 

      How are cities in the SGV working to insure that the rights of the homeless residents of their communities are not infringed upon while at the same time working with other citizens and elected officials in maintaining the integrity of the city? Hear what is being done in Claremont and Azusa and be a part of the discussion about how this approach can be rolled out in your community.

    2.  “Loving Our Homeless Neighbor: Faith-based Partnerships and Effective Service/Stewardship?” – Gilmore Middle - Sheldon Hess (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church), Dan Davidson (Rose City Church), Sofia Herrera (Urban Initiatives/Fuller Theological Seminary) and Cathy Fisher (Azusa Pacific University) - 

      The faith based community is a strong influence in your city/town. It's also, in a lot of cases, the first stop for those who are homeless and looking for assistance. How can your community better work with your faith based organizations in an effort to present a unified program to assist the homeless? What planning does your church need to carry out in an effort to provide stewardship to the homeless? Hear from churches and universities in the area about what they are doing and be a part of the discussion about next steps your church and/or community needs to take to effectively and efficiently use the resources of the faith base community.

    3. “Partners and Providers - Working Effectively with Continuum of Care Programs” – Gilmore South - Jerry Jones (Inner City Law), Chris Ko (United Way), Grace Weltman (LAHSA), Michael Castillo (LA County Exec’s Office) and Todd Palmquist (SGV Consortium) - 

      There are going to be changes in a lot of programming coming out of HUD and LAHSA and the County as new efforts to end homelessness in the LA Continuum increase. New priorities will be established and the activities of partners and providers will be effected. Hear from the experts what these changes might be, and be a part of the discussion on what actions providers and partners in the SGV will need to take to be prepared and to be positive forces in implementing these changes.