May 2018 NCHV Newsletter

NCHV eNewsletter
May 2018
Online Registration Closing TODAY, Last Chance to Register for 2018 NCHV Annual Conference
May 30-June 1 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C.
Online registration for the 2018 NCHV Annual Conference will close this Friday, May 25. Don't miss out on the top training event in the nation specifically for homeless veteran service providers, register now!
You can click here to view a video highlighting last year's Annual Conference to take a look at why this is the can't-miss event of the year!
This year's NCHV Annual Conference offers:
  • a full session curriculum with a range of subject matter designed to help you improve your efforts to serve veterans in your community;
  • VIP guests including Second Lady Karen Pence, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman;
  • opportunities to interact with leadership of the Federal agencies that operate programs for homeless veterans;
  • an Advocacy 101 Learning Institute, and Public Policy Session to guide your advocacy efforts at home;
  • numerous networking opportunities with other providers and stakeholders from across the country;
  • and more!
We're looking forward to seeing you next week in Washington!
Hill Watch: New Programming and Big Names at Annual Conference
Advocacy 101 Institute introduces local advocacy training; Second Lady, HUD Secretary, VA DEPSEC Headline Events
Every year at the NCHV Annual Conference, we offer attendees a Public Policy session. It is the representation of one of the three core missions of NCHV. This year, it is getting bigger and better!
There have traditionally been two sections to the policy portion of the Annual Conference: the Public Policy Session and the Federal Partners Session. The former is where we get our advocates up-to-date on what is happening on the Hill, make sure everyone is on message, and give some basic guidance to new advocates who may be going to the Hill for the first time. The latter is where we have heard directly from an assembled board of Federal Agency representatives, most usually from VA, HUD, USICH, and DOL.
This year we are adding a third component as part of our addition of “Institutes” to the Conference – the Advocacy 101 Institute. This nearly three-hour block of sessions will take the advocacy training normally found in the Public Policy Session as its core, but also include training on advocacy for the local and state level. Attendees will hear successful advocates discuss the why’s and how’s of their local work, as well as from representatives of NCHV’s national partner organizations who will discuss how to leverage their organization’s resources to succeed when they get home.
This new initiative is part of NCHV’s growing Operation Main Street program which aims to help our members grow their advocacy prowess and make impacts in communities across the country. We recommend at least one member of your staff attend this Institute, so your organization can benefit from the assembled expertise. 
Speaking of can’t miss sessions: the three plenary sessions this year will as usual be chances to hear from high level policy makers. Our Opening Session on the morning of Wednesday, May 30, will feature HUD Secretary Ben Carson, whose remarks at last years’ Housing Summit were very well received. Also on the first day, Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence will be joining us to speak during the luncheon plenary. Mrs. Pence works to bring attention to art therapy and to the sacrifices made by military service members and their families. And finally, the morning Friday, June 1, VA Deputy Secretary Tom Bowman will deliver his remarks on behalf of the Department. Bowman has been deeply involved with homeless veteran issues for years, even prior to his time at VA, and we are very much looking forward to his remarks.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the Policy Sessions, and to seeing everyone at our plenary sessions!
Special Advance Screening of Upcoming Film at NCHV Annual Conference 
Join us for special screening of Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Attendees of the 2018 NCHV Annual Conference will be treated to a special advance screening of the upcoming film, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. 
Unbroken: Path to Redemption — in theaters nationwide Oct. 5, 2018 — is the inspiring and powerful continuation of Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s post-World War II story and his struggle to find peace and forgiveness after his ruthless treatment as a Japanese prisoner of war. While the story stands alone, the brand-new film picks up where 2014’s epic saga Unbroken ends, continuing the amazing true story of the Olympian and World War II hero.
Laura Hillenbrand’s book, the source material for both films, spent four years on The New York Times best-seller list in hardcover including 15 weeks at No. 1. The paperback debuted and remained at No. 1 more than 20 weeks. The young-reader edition was another Times best-seller. The three-time Academy Award® nominated film, Unbroken, opened to the third-best Christmas Day box office of all time, ultimately drawing nearly $165 million worldwide.
“Exploring the extraordinary post-war journey of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini, Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a lyrical, profoundly moving film, a story told with integrity, honesty and compelling beauty,” Hillenbrand said.
We are pleased to offer this special screening for Conference attendees. For more information on the NCHV Annual Conference, and to register, click here.
Systems Work Better Together: Strengthening Public Workforce & Homeless Service Systems Collaboration
New report from the Heartland Alliance
Drawing from in-depth interviews with public workforce and homeless service systems leaders and the work of the Heartland Alliance's five Connections Project sites, Systems Work Better Together: Strengthening Public Workforce & Homeless Service Systems Collaboration identifies common barriers to public workforce and homeless service systems collaboration and recommends how to address these barriers in order to help ensure that homeless and unstably housed jobseekers can access economic opportunity and stabilize in housing.
To view the full report, click here.
Funding Opportunities
The Andrews Foundation makes contributions to nonprofit organizations with the goal of offering philanthropic support and development in the following areas: child and family welfare, disaster response and relief, higher education, physical and mental health, and religious and spiritual growth. Applications are reviewed throughout the year. For more information, click here.
The Cummins Foundation accepts applications for community development grants year-round for organizations around the world residing in areas where Cummins serves. For information on how to apply, click here.