C4 News and Events

C4 Expert Presents at National Rx Summit

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

April 2017—Laura Winn, Associate, is presenting at the 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA. She is part of a panel about “Prevention for Youth, by Youth” on Wednesday, April 19 from 3:15-4:30 pm.

Winn and Justin Luke Riley from Young People in Recovery will share […]

C4 Experts Present at National Behavioral Health Conference

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

April 2017—C4 leadership and staff are presenting at the 2017 National Council for Behavioral Health conference in Seattle, WA.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, are presenting a TED-Style Talk about “A House Divided No More: Six Steps to End Racial Inequity in Housing & […]

Congressional Briefing on Recovery Housing

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

March 2017—C4 leadership and staff are participating in “Recovery Housing Briefing: Effectiveness, Challenges and Opportunities” on March 22 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center (Washington, DC). Recovery housing offers sober, safe, and healthy living environments and plays a critical role in the community fabric of housing and recovery support services.

The […]

SPARC Syracuse Launches to Address Race & Homelessness

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

March 2017—African Americans are more likely to become homeless than people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds in Syracuse, NY and across the country. During its January Point-in-Time Count, the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York found more than half of the 440 people experiencing homelessness in Onondaga […]

National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

February 2017—C4 leadership and staff are participating in the 2017 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness from February 23-24 in Houston, TX.

t3, C4’s innovative training initiative, is exhibiting throughout the conference. t3 brings skills and knowledge to the human services workforce serving the most vulnerable populations, including people […]

Housing First: Client Centered Services Training

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

February 2017—Jonathan Cox, Senior Associate, is presenting during a training for permanent supportive housing staff in Georgia on February 20 and 21. He is presenting sessions on “Client Centered Services in Housing First.”

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We […]

Storytelling for Impact

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

January 2017—Erika Simon, Senior Multimedia Producer, is presenting during the “Promising Futures: Inaugural Peer to Peer Exchange” conference in Reston, VA from January 25-26.

She is presenting a session on “Storytelling for Impact” from 1-2:30 pm on Wednesday, January 25. She will discuss reasons for telling stories, audiences, what makes a […]

10 Years of Impact

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

January 2017–In 2017, the Center for Social Innovation (C4) is celebrating our 10 year anniversary–a decade of promoting best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people.

Join us in reflecting on the research, training, technology, and products we developed over the last 10 years to help individuals, […]

C4’s Lonnie McAdoo Receives Award at World AIDS Day Ceremony

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

December 2016—Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, received the Community Service Award at a World AIDS Day Lowell ceremony at the Lowell Community Health Center. The award acknowledges McAdoo’s contributions to improving the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, increasing access to quality services, and advancing prevention efforts.

For more than 20 years, McAdoo […]

SPARC Team Presents on Racism & HIV

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

December 2016—C4’s SPARC team presents during “Addressing the Intersection Between Racism & HIV” on Monday, December 12 at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA. The event addresses the impact of race and racism in access, engagement, and retention in HIV services beyond the lens of health disparities.

AIDS United, APLA […]

Tacoma/Pierce County Launches SPARC Initiative for Anti-Racist Homeless Systems

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

African Americans are more likely to become homeless than people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds in Pierce County, WA and across the country. SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) Tacoma/Pierce County is launching a community initiative for anti-racist homeless systems with a “Community Conversation: Racial Equity & Homelessness” on […]

SPARC Columbus Launches Initiative for Anti-Racist Homeless Systems

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016–In Franklin County, Ohio, African Americans make up 73% of families served in homeless shelters, yet are only 22% of the general population. SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) Columbus is launching a community initiative for anti-racist homeless systems with a “Conversation about Racism & Homelessness” on Tuesday, November […]

Racism & Homelessness Activities Kick Off in Dallas

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, are conducting a training and participating in a community meeting addressing racism and homelessness in Dallas, TX from November 17-18 in partnership with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Olivet and Dones are training […]

Housing & Peer Respite Presentation

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, is participating in the “Privacy, Pets, & Possibilities: Making Integrated Care Work” conference in Boston, MA on Tuesday, November 15.

He presents during a breakout session on “Housing, Peer Respite, and Other Holistic Care” from 3:45-4:45 pm along with Cynthia Piltch of Boston University Center […]

C4 Staff Present at Runaway & Homeless Youth Conference

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—C4’s Ayala Livny, Trainer, and Marc Dones, Associate for Equity Initiatives & Diversity, lead a pre-conference institute on discrimination and homelessness at the 2016 National Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees Conference in St. Petersburg, FL on Monday, November 14 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

The conference is sponsored by the Family […]

Innovative Substance Use Prevention

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research & Evaluation, is presenting at the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 27th Annual Conference on Friday, November 11. She joins Young People in Recovery’s Justin Luke Riley in discussing “Project Amp: An Innovative Intervention for Substance Use Prevention” from 10:15-11:45 am.

The […]

Power of Technology

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016— Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, is presenting about the power of technology to speed the journey from research to practice at the National Institute of Mental Health Director’s Innovation Speaker Series in Bethesda, MD on Thursday, November 10.

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

C4 Staff Attend White House Convening on Opioid Crisis

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Livia Davis, Vice President, attend a White House “Convening on Pay for Success and the Opioid Crisis” on November 3 in Washington, DC. They join other leaders involved in the opioid crisis and the Pay for Success model to explore state and local tools to […]

C4 Staff Present at Homelessness Conference in Canada

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

November 2016—Rachel Ehly, t3 Managing Director, presents during the 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in London, Ontario. She will share information about a partnership between t3 and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) during “Introducing the CAEH Training & Technical Assistance Program” on Wednesday, November 2 from 10:00-11:30 […]

C4 Staff Presents Poster at Opioid Conference

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

October 2016—Laura Gillis, Vice President, is presenting a poster at the 2016 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference in Baltimore, MD. She will be sharing information about “Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction – A Web-Based Shared Decision Making Tool” on Monday, October 31 from 7:30-8:45 […]

C4 Staff Present on Racism and Homelessness

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

October 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the “A Nation that Works: What’s it Going to Take?” conference in Chicago, IL.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, present a session “Open Our Eyes: The Intersection of Racism, Homelessness, and Economic Opportunity” on Wednesday, October 25 from […]

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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