C4 News and Events
Jeff Olivet, Senior Advisor, is presenting about “Racism and Homelessness: The SPARC Initiative” at the CSH Supportive Housing Summit from 2-3 pm on June 6 in Los Angeles, CA.
Research has documented dramatic over-representation of people of color in the homeless population. Olivet will present findings from a recent SPARC study […]
The Center for Social Innovation (C4) announces the appointment of Kristen Paquette as our new CEO.
Ms. Paquette is an accomplished leader with over a decade of experience directing C4 programs, operations, and business development. Prior to serving as CEO, she held key positions at C4, including Chief Program Officer and […]
C4 experts are presenting at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium May 16-17 in Minneapolis, MN.
Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones are speaking about “Racism and Homelessness: A Research Update from the SPARC Initiative” on May 16 from 1:45-3:15 pm (Lakeshore B). Research has documented dramatic […]
People of color are dramatically more likely than White people to experience homelessness in the U.S. The message is clear—to end homelessness, we must confront structural racism.
Join Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities on Thursday, June 14 from 6-8 pm […]
The Journey Recovery Project is an interactive, online resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use. Journey focuses on stories of women with lived experience–offering information, hope, encouragement, and resources for every step of the perinatal journey. With videos, informational slideshows, […]
Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Senior Associate, is presenting during the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference April 24 and 25 in Washington, DC.
She is presenting a poster session on a “Shared Decision-Making Tool for Opioid Use” from 1:00-1:30 pm (poster #309, Cherry Blossom Lobby, Ballroom Level). Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for […]
C4 experts present on Friday, April 13 at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Kathleen Ferreia, Director of Research and Evaluation, presents a poster session on “Motivational Interviewing Simulator: An Experiential Online Training Tool” at 6:15 pm in the Churchill Ballroom (Poster Session C-C139). With […]
C4 experts presented this week at the 2018 Housing First Partners Conference in Denver, CO.
Our CEO, Jeff Olivet, presented on “Racism and Homelessness: Findings from the SPARC Initiative” on April 10 at 3:00 pm. Jeff shared data from the six-city study and discussed how to create change in communities. C4’s […]
Christina Murphy, C4’s Director of Communications, is speaking during the Ohio Recovery Housing Conference on April 4.
She is presenting a general session on “Effective Marketing and Communications for Recovery Houses” from 1:30-2:45 pm and a workshop on “Developing a Communications Framework for Your Recovery House” from 3-4:15 pm. The […]
Project Amp is exhibiting at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit April 3-4 in Atlanta, GA. Find us in Booth #608!
Project Amp pairs youth with young adults in recovery for brief mentorship that enhances resiliency and prevents alcohol and other drug use. Learn how bring Project Amp to […]
A Community Convening will launch activities to address racial inequities and homelessness in Portland, OR today. C4’s SPARC initiative is collaborating with partners in Multnomah County to document who experiences homelessness and implement solutions.
During the convening, SPARC staff and local leaders and service providers will discuss the intersection […]
C4’s SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) initiative released a new research report today documenting how people of color are dramatically more likely than White people to experience homelessness in the US.
This is the result of centuries of structural racism that have excluded historically oppressed people–particularly Black Americans and […]
The “Racial Equity & Homelessness Summit 2018: Redesign with Racial Equity,” hosted by C4’s SPARC initiative, took place place February 7-8 in Seattle, WA. The summit was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation.
The goal of the Summit was to ensure racial equity is prioritized […]
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 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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
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