15th Annual Training Institute

Next Stop: Ending Youth and Family Homelessness 

May 18th, 2017, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM 
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103
The Annual Training Institute (ATI) is Connecticut’s premier capacity-building event for organizations working to prevent and end homelessness. At this event, CCEH provides training and information on best practices, national and state-level policy changes, and changes in major systems as they relate to ending homelessness.

This year at the 2017 Annual Training Institute 

Thanks to the tireless work of frontline providers and homeless advocates, Connecticut has been recognized nationally for our shared success ending homelessness for our most vulnerable individuals. This year’s Annual Training Institute served as celebration of our shared success ending veteran and chronic homelessness, and will pave the way towards ending family and youth homelessness by 2020.

The 2017 Annual Training Institute featured strategies and cutting-edge approaches that have proven to be successful in preventing and ending homelessness. Institute attendees included practitioners, community leaders, funders, developers, McKinney-Vento liaisons, and individuals currently or formerly experiencing homelessness.

Click here to view content from this year’s workshops.

 CCEH is proud to have Governor Dannel P. Malloy join us at the 2017 Annual Training Institute to celebrate with providers and speak about our state’s efforts to end homelessness.


Event Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Nan Roman is President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public education, advocacy, and capacity-building organization. She is a leading national voice on the issue of homelessness. Under her guidance, the Alliance has successfully identified and promoted innovative strategies for ending homelessness that have been adopted by communities across the country. In her role, Ms. Roman works closely with members of Congress and the Administration, as well as with officials and advocates at the state and local levels. She collaborates with Alliance partners to educate the public about the real nature of homelessness and effective solutions. She has researched and written on the issue of homelessness, regularly speaks at events around the country, and frequently serves as an expert on the issue for the media.

Her unique perspective on homelessness and its solutions comes from more than 20 years of local and national experience in the areas of poverty and community-based organizations.

Morning Speaker

Megan Gibbard is the Director of A Way Home America, a national initiative to build movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people. She previously coordinated the regional effort to prevent and end youth homelessness in King County, Washington; was the Executive Director of Teen Feed, a small agency in Seattle’s University District; and has worked with youth experiencing homelessness for the past 15 years. She received her MSW from the University of Washington in 2004 and her LICSW in 2011. Megan has led A Way Home America’s national effort of homeless youth providers, advocates, researchers, government agencies, philanthropists and young people to raise awareness and unite behind a common goal: #endyouthhomelessness.

Event Sponsors

CCEH proudly recognizes the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2017 15th Annual Training Institute:

Presenting Sponsors


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Workshop Sponsor

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Partnering Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors

Chrysalis Center, Inc.

Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Connecticut Housing Coalition

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Nutmeg Consulting LLC

Partnership for Strong Communities

Friend Sponsors

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Connection

Homes with Hope

Supportive Housing Works, Inc

Member Sponsors

Beth-El Center, Inc.

BHcare, Inc.

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

City of Norwich Human Services

Columbus House, Inc.

Dime Bank

ImmaCare Inc.

Inspirica, Inc.

Open Door Shelter, Inc.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development

YWCA of the Hartford Region, Inc.