C4 News and Events
On Tuesday, November 27, Heading Home Hennepin’s annual event launched activities to address racial inequities and homelessness in Hennepin County, MN.
People of color are dramatically more likely than white people to experience homelessness in the U.S. C4’s SPARC initiative is collaborating with partners in Hennepin County to document who […]
Jon Cox, senior project director, is speaking at the Southern Conference on Homelessness and Housing on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Orange Beach, Alabama.
He is presenting a workshop about “Housing First in Rural Areas” from 11:45 am-12:45 pm. He is also presenting from 2:30-3:30 pm on “Tenancy Support,” sharing […]
C4 experts—Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation, and Molly Richard, Research Coordinator—are presenting at the American Evaluation Association Conference in Cleveland, OH.
Kathleen Ferreira is presenting a poster about the “Motivational Interviewing Simulator: An Experiential Online Training Tool” on October 31, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm. C4 developed and evaluated […]
Carmela DeCandia, Ph.D., of Artemis Associates is presenting about “Creating a Neurodevelopmental Ecological Screening Tool for Children” at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference on Monday, October 29 from 10-11:15 am in Anaheim, CA.
DeCandia and Katie Volk, Senior Project Director at C4, have been […]
C4’s Katie Volk, Project Director, is presenting at the National Black Child Development Institute Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, October 14.
Volk and Carmela DeCandia, Psy.D. of Artemis Associates are presenting about “Developing a Neurodevelopmental Ecological Tool: Bridging the Gaps in Community-Based Practice” from 8-10 am. Volk and […]
Molly Richard, research coordinator, is presenting at the Coming Together For Action 2018 conference in Aurora, Colorado on October 5, 2018.
She is discussing two papers:
1. “Measuring Organizational Trauma-Informed Care Using the TICOMETER” from 3:00-4:15 pm. The TICOMETER is the first trauma-informed care organizational assessment instrument with strong psychometric properties. […]
Experts from C4 are presenting at the Texas Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness in Austin from September 26-27, 2018 organized by the Texas Homeless Network.
Jeff Olivet, Senior Advisor, is presenting the opening keynote on “Racial Equity and Homelessness” from 1-2:15 pm on September 26. He is also presenting a workshop […]
Kristen Paquette, C4’s CEO, is presenting during two events examining the opioid crisis in Canada. She is focusing on learnings from Project Amp which pairs youth with young adults in recovery for brief mentorship to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use.
Her presentations are part of a series […]
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 […]
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