C4 Staff Present at Conference about Ending Homelessness

May 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the 2016 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference from May 31-June 3 in Portland, Oregon.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate, Equity Initiatives & Diversity, present a workshop on “Homelessness is a Symptom of Racism, and We’re Only Treating the Symptom” on Thursday, June 2 from 10:00-11:30 am.

Olivet […]

Recovery Workforce Summit Presentation

May 2016—A C4 staff member is presenting at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 2016 Recovery Workforce Summit in Boston, MA.

C4’s Cheryl Gagne, Senior Associate, leads a workshop on “Harm Reduction Strategies for People with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions” Wednesday, May 25 from 2:30-4:00 pm. This session will focus on blending Harm Reduction approaches […]

Why Project Amp?

Project Amp: Amplifying Our Futures, funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, connects youth who are at moderate risk of substance use with young adults in recovery through a brief mentorship intervention. Young people in recovery exhibit resiliency and have developed strategies to support wellness such as establishing supportive peer and community networks, pursuing goals […]

Join CTI Train the Trainer Event in July

May 2016—The Center for Social Innovation (C4), in collaboration with t3—our innovative training institute, joins the Center for Advancement in Critical Time Intervention (CACTI) to host a two-day Critical Time Intervention Train the Trainer event on July 18-19, 2016 (200 Reservoir Street, Suite 103, Needham, MA 02494).

The training is designed to prepare participants with the […]

C4 Releases Recovery Housing Podcasts

May 2016—The Center for Social Innovation (C4), in collaboration with t3—our innovative training institute, released a series of podcasts about Recovery Housing.

C4’s Jeff Olivet and Kristen Paquette join experts from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) to discuss the role of recovery residences in a recovery-oriented system of care.

The first in the series, “The […]

C4 Staff Presents at NCCAA Annual Conference

May 2016—A C4 staff member is presenting at the 2016 North Carolina Community Action Conference from May 10-13 in Sunset Beach, NC.
C4’s Ayala Livny, Trainer, leads a workshop “In it for the Long Haul: Dealing with the Frustration, Heartbreak, and Realities of Working with Vulnerable Populations” on Wednesday, May 11 from 1:30-3:00pm. She also presents […]

C4 Staff Present at MCCH Home Conference

May 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless HOME Conference on May 17 in Rockville, MD.

Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, will deliver the keynote speech “Embracing Change” from 3:15-4:00pm. Olivet will also moderate a roundtable focused on ending chronic homelessness at 10:15am.

C4’s Marc Dones and Ayala Livny will present on “Brain […]

C4 Joins “Sox for Socks Drive”

May 2016—The Center for Social Innovation (C4) is launching a Sox for Socks drive in partnership with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).

Access to shoes and socks is often limited for people experiencing homelessness. Rain-soaked feet, ill-fitting shoes, constant standing, and diseases like diabetes take their toll. The best way to prevent such […]

C4 Staff Published in LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Resource


May 2016—C4 staff members published content in “At the Intersections,” a new resource addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness.

Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, and Marc Dones, Senior Health Policy Analyst, authored a chapter on “Intersectionality and Race,” highlighting racism, homophobia, and transphobia as a link to homelessness.

Approximately 40 percent of youth who […]