C4 News and Events

C4 Expert Keynotes World AIDS Day Event

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, will be a keynote speaker at “World AIDS Day Lowell” on Friday, December 1, 2017. This free event at the Lowell Community Health Center (161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA) from 5-8 pm includes speakers, resources, music, and performances. The event is sponsored by Circle Home, LHI, Lowell […]

C4 Experts Present at Evaluation 2017 Conference

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

C4 experts are presenting during Evaluation 2017, a conference sponsored by the American Evaluation Association from November 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation and Catriona Wilkey, Deputy Director are participating in a workshop on “Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Substance Use Disorders at the Federal, State, […]

C4 Experts Present at HOME Conference

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Several C4 experts are presenting during the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless 2017 HOME Conference on November 6 in Baltimore, MD.

Jeff Olivet, CEO is giving the keynote address, moderating a roundtable discussion on federal policy, and participating in the closing plenary on a “Vision for the Future.” Lonnie McAdoo, […]

Youth Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention Convening

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Kristen Paquette, Senior Vice President and Laura Winn, Deputy Director are participating in a Youth Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention convening sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation November 1-2 in Washington, DC.

Winn is moderating a panel discussion on “Engaging Young People in Policy, Advocacy, and Practice” on […]

C4 Trainer Presenting at Canadian Conference on Ending Homelessness

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Ken Kraybill, Lead Trainer, is presenting during a pre-conference session at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness from October 24-25 in Winnipeg, Canada. Kraybill joins a team teaching about best practices in training on October 24. He is also sharing resources from t3 (think. teach. transform.), our innovative training institute, […]

C4 Leadership Participates in Recovery Housing Summit

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Livia Davis, C4’s Chief Learning Officer, is participating in the “Annual Best Practices Summit” sponsored by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences from October 16-18 in Chicago, IL.

The Summit is dedicated to sharing best practices for the operation of recovery residences. C4 is a co-sponsor of the Summit.

The Center […]

Congrats, Marc Dones, True Leader Award Recipient!

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, received the “True Leader Award” during the 40 to None Summit on October 3. Every year the 40 to None Summit, sponsored by True Colors Fund, honors leaders working to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. Marc spoke […]

C4 Expert Presents at Texas Homeless Network Conference

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, is presenting during the Texas Homeless Network Conference from October 4-6 in Dallas. McAdoo is leading 3 workshops:

1. LGBT Client Engagement (October 4, 2-3:30 pm)
2. Harm Reduction (October 4, 3:45-5:15 pm)
3. Nodding in Crisis: What Providers Need to Know about Opioids and Overdose (October 5, 10:15-11:45 am)

McAdoo […]

LGBT Youth Homelessness Summit

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, is speaking about racial equity and LGBT youth homelessness during the “40 to None Summit” on October 3. The 40 to None Summit brings together people working to address LGBT youth homelessness across the country and is sponsored by True Colors Fund.

The Center […]

C4 Experts Present at Oregon Housing & Homelessness Conference

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, and Ken Kraybill, Lead Trainer, are presenting during the Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Conference from September 27-29 in Eugene, OR. Dones is speaking about racial equity and homelessness on September 27 during the buffet dinner between 7 and 9 pm. Kraybill […]

C4 Expert Participates in “Connection 2017”

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, is speaking about racial equity and homelessness during “Connection 2017” on September 21 in Pittsburgh, PA. Connection 2017 works to build stronger communities and outcomes for youth and is sponsored by MANY, an organization supporting youth and young adults in high-risk environments and […]

C4 Expert Presents at Recovery Conference

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Steven Samra, Project Director, is presenting at “Stand Up Together for Recovery,” the annual conference of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) on September 14-15 in Kerhonkson, NY. Samra will speak on a keynote panel, “Our Stories Tell Us Why We’re Here,” on September 14 from from […]

Preventing Adolescent Substance Use

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Laura Winn, Deputy Project Director, presents on “Project Amp: The Role of Young Adults in Recovery in Preventing Adolescent Substance Use” on September 12 from 2:15-3 PM at the National Prevention Network conference in Anaheim, CA. Winn and Project Amp mentor, Saabi Markar, will share early study findings, lessons learned from […]

C4 Expert Presents at Built for Zero Convening

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Ken Kraybill, Lead Trainer, is conducting trainings on Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care at a convening of the Built for Zero collaborative on September 6-7 in Chicago, IL. “Built for Zero” is helping communities end chronic and veteran homelessness and is coordinated by Community Solutions.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes […]

Recovery Month: September 2017

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

During Recovery Month and all year long, we affirm that recovery is possible for everyone and that there are many pathways to recovery.

Watch and listen as C4’s Steven Samra shares his experiences of addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and recovery.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives […]

C4 Expert Presents at Alternatives Conference

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Cheryl Gagne, Senior Associate, presented at “Alternatives Conference 2017: Building Healing Communities Together” about “Striving for Sustanability: Using BRSS TACS Technical Assistance to Strengthen Your Organization” on Sunday, August 20. The conference was sponsored by the National Empowerment Center.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives […]

C4 Experts Present at National Conference on Ending Homelessness

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

C4 experts on racial equity and homelessness are presenting at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC from July 17-18, 2017.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, are participating in a Funder’s Together to End Homelessness sponsored session on “Racial Equity and Homelessness” on […]

C4 Experts Present at National Health Care for the Homeless Conference

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

C4 leadership and staff are presenting at the 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium in Washington, DC.

Ken Kraybill presents a pre-conference session on “Increasing Access through Motivational Conversation” with Ali Hall on Wednesday, June 21 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. This interactive session introduces participants to […]

C4 Expert Presents at Human Right to Housing Forum

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

June 2017—Marc Dones, Associate, is presenting at Housing Not Handcuffs: National Forum on the Human Right to Housing in Washington, DC. Marc is part of a panel about “Criminalization of Homelessness and Intersectionality” on Tuesday, June 6 from 1-2:30 pm. The forum is sponsored by the National Law Center on […]

SPARC Launches in Atlanta to Address Race & Homelessness

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

People of color are disproportionately represented in the homeless population. Blacks comprise 13% of the U.S. population and 26% of those living in poverty, yet they account for more than 90% of those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta.

SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), an initiative to address race and homelessness, […]

Paper Tigers Film Screening

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

C4 joins Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Educators of Excellence in sponsoring a sold-out, one-night only screening of “Paper Tigers” by director James Redford on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30–7:45 PM at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX in Boston, MA. A discussion and Q&A session will follow the […]

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C4 Experts

Available for background & conversations with media. Contact media@center4si.com or 781-247-1754.

Ellen L. Bassuk, MD
Child & Family Homelessness, Mental Health, Trauma

Jeff Olivet, MA
Homelessness, Racism & Homelessness, Evidence-based Practices, Innovation, Learning Technology

Kristen Paquette, MPH
Substance Use, Recovery Supports, Recovery Housing, Dissemination & Implementation, Youth Recovery

Livia Davis, MSW, CSWM
Behavioral Health, Recovery Oriented Systems, Supportive Housing, Opiate Addiction & Treatment, Organizational Culture, Social Connectedness

Laura Gillis, RN, MS
Homelessness, Public Health, Data