C4 News and Events

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 […]

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 […]

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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