Homelessness 101 for Libraries
April 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
In this presentation, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will provide a practical understanding of the state of homelessness on a national and local level, causes and consequences, and innovative solutions, including those provided by the Coalition. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a 38-year-old organization that advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves.
About the Presenter
Cathy Alderman serves as the Chief Communications and Public Policy Officer for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). For the past seven years, Cathy has managed the Education and Advocacy Team, which is responsible for public/media relations, lobbying activities, social media, publications, community engagement, public outreach, and education. During her time at the Coalition, Cathy has successfully advocated for state and local housing resources resulting in first-time housing investments by both Denver and the Colorado State Government. Before joining CCH, Cathy served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) and the PPRM Action Fund overseeing policy, political, and community engagement work for a four-state region. Prior to that, Cathy worked for the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Cathy received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and a Master of Science in Public Health from the Tulane School of Public Health in Tropical Medicine. She graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a minor degree in Environmental Management. Originally from Georgia, Cathy has also lived in New Orleans, Madrid, Spain, and Columbus, Ohio before moving to Denver, Colorado in 2005.