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
Alexis Whitham(she/her) serves as the Director of Communications for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years in Chicago, the Bay Area, and Denver. Prior to joining the CCH team, Alexis served as the Director of Communications and Grants for the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado and the Director of Distribution and Educational Programming for Frameline, a San Francisco arts non-profit. Her work in the sector has consistently centered those marginalized in policies, funding, and media—including people of color, transgender individuals, people experiencing homelessness, youth, and elders. Alexis graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Creative Writing and serves on the Board of Think360 Arts for Learning. She lives in the Whittier neighborhood of Denver with her fiancée and perfect cats.