Family Promise National Conference

Posted by on April 9, 2004

The four Interfaith Hospitality Networks in this area are hosting the Family Promise National Conference, bringing together coordinators, board members, pastors, and directors of IHN programs from around the country- right here in Philadelphia on Friday April 30th to Sunday May 2, 2004 at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get a broader vision of our national organization, Family Promise, that has 100+ networks around the country and growing strong.

The conference is an opportunity to learn best about practices in running our congregational based family friendly shelter programs, and to also learn about some of the political and social issues that we need to be aware of as we work to help to homeless families.

We need volunteers to provide a Philly-style welcome!
Call Rachel Falkove to register / volunteer (215) 247-4663
Volunteers attend the workshops for free.
The Sat Day rate is $115 which includes meals.
The Sat evening event is $40 which includes the museum tour, dinner and dancing.

Conference Highlights:
Fri night April 30 Opening Dinner and address from Karen Olsen, founder and CEO of our national organization

Sat May 1
AM Opening Session-
Keynote: Liz Murray “From Homeless to Harvard”
a personal journey about acheiving goals despite the odds
Workshop Sessions- too many to list in an e-mail
Lunch: Keynote Congressman Chaka Fattah

PM Plenary Session- Ending Homelessness?
A Discussion of Policy Initiatives with
Gloria Guard, Peoples Emergency Center
Doug Rice, Legislative Liaison, Catholic Charities USA
Steve Berg, VP, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Workshop Sessions too many to list

Saturday Evening “Sounds + Tastes of Philadelphia” Tour, Dinner and Dancing at our new National Constitution Center

Sunday AM- Interfaith Worship Service and Celebration

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