Welcoming Neighbors Home works to educate those in our community about the importance of affordable housing in addressing homelessness.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual event from November 13th-21st to draw attention to the issues of hunger and homelessness across the country. Below are activities that have been sponsored by Welcoming Neighbors Home for past Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Weeks.
Sisu - Finland's Secret to Ending Homelessness? - A Talk by Ryan Lenney
Finland is among the few countries that have made real progress on reducing homelessness. How did they do it? Welcoming Neighbors Home leadership team member Ryan Lenney believes it is through a mindset known as sisu, and he spoke about his experience interviewing social workers in Finland and trying to understand what enabled housing first to succeed in their country. To watch Ryan's talk, click here, and to read his full report "Sisu - Finland's Secret to Ending Homelessness," click here.