Skagit County Community Forum

Jul 12
Hosted by:Community Action of Skagi...
July 12, 2017 at 8:30am to
July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm
Northwest Career & Technical Academy map 2205 W Campus Place Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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WA state DSHS has set a goal of reducing poverty from 30% to 15% in the next eight years.  They want to learn about impactful programs in Skagit County.  Since housing is the biggest cost for families, we will be profiling this issue and learn about what is being done to address it.

Hosted by: Skagit Community Foundation & Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
When: Wednesday July 12, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) with optional afternoon field trips
Cost: $10/person for lunch

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8:00 a.m. Optional site visit to summer program for low-income children. Meet at Nelson Hall.
8:30 a.m. Check-in, refreshments, visit nonprofit display tables
9:00 a.m. Welcome and purpose of forum: Mary McGoffin, Skagit Community Foundation
9:15 a.m. DSHS hopes and expectations for statewide visits: Lori Pfingst, Chief of Programs & Policy
9:30 a.m. Local research on low-income families: Liz Jennings, Community Engagement Manager, Community Action of Skagit County
9:45 a.m. Bright spots in housing: Bill Henkel, Executive Director, Community Action
10:15 a.m. Key partnerships: Shelley Kjos, Housing Coordinator, Community Action
10:45 a.m. break
11:00 a.m. Permanent Supportive Housing and Farmworker Housing: Catholic Housing Services
11:30 a.m. Pioneer Transition House: Joseph Nagel, Director of Housing & Community Services
12:00 p.m. Sandwich buffet, salads & desserts: SVC Culinary Dept
12:15 p.m. Carol Rodin, director, Foundation for Academic Excellence summer program; Voices of the Children video
1:15 p.m. Wrap-up: Mary McGoffin Skagit Community Foundation
1:30 p.m. Field trips to area programs, to be confirmed Skagit Community Foundation


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