2012 Child Welfare & Housing Access Summit

The 2012 Child Welfare & Housing Access Summit will be held on June 12th, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Virginia Housing Center in Glen Allen, Va. The event is presented by FACES of Virginia Families, the Virginia Poverty Law Center and Voices for Virginia’s Children.


The Virginia Housing Center is located in Glen Allen, Va., at Innsbrook. For directions, please click here.

Virginia Housing Center

4224 Cox Rd.

Glen Allen, Va., 23060



Overview of the day:

Access to safe, stable and affordable housing is one of the greatest challenges faced by youth who leave foster care at age 18, 19 or 20 without a permanent family. Cross-education and focused collaboration between and among housing and child welfare experts is necessary to alter these statistics and develop programs that can help youth find affordable housing with appropriate supports. This summit will provide a day of discussions by Virginia’s experts in affordable housing and child welfare on how Virginia can best serve the housing needs of youth aging out of its foster care system.


Our agenda features presentations from and discussions with some of the leading voices on child welfare, housing, homelessness prevention and youth advocacy in Virginia and nationwide, including representatives from the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, the Office of Comprehensive Services, the Together We Can Foundation, Project LIFE and Homeward.

Please see our full agenda here.

For a list of presenters, panelists, hosts and special guests, please click here.

Materials and Presentations:

In the spirit of being resource-conscious, we will have printed agendas for all participants, but will not be providing paper copies of presentations from the opening remarks or sessions. We will, however, be posting these materials here as we receive them:

Keynote Presentation, Ruth Ann White

Session One: Presentations by Kathy Robertson and Michael Wong

Session Two: Presentations by Susan Clare and Therese Wolf

Session Three: Presentations by Tom Crockett and Alice Tousignant

We will also be preparing a summary report after the summit, which will be available online at that time.


For questions and further information about this event, please contact Voices Senior Policy Attorney Amy Woolard or Virginia Poverty Law Center Staff Attorney Christie Marra