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Dear Colleagues,

The "2020 National Conference on Safe Housing: Addressing the Needs of Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault" will be the first platform of its kind to examine, inform, and advocate at these intersections. It will focus particularly on safe housing solutions for survivors and communities of color and marginalized populations who face disparities in safe housing options. It will create an interdisciplinary space for up to 300 providers and advocates from across the country to convene for 2½ days of peer-to-peer dialogue, capacity and knowledge building, and organizing around safe housing for survivors. Researchers and policymakers will be invited to present ongoing areas of advocacy and evidence-based approaches that support community-level efforts. In addition, the forum will enable the creation of a national agenda for safe housing to improve systems and communities’ comprehensive, and equitable, responses to all survivors.

The Conference is designed as a venue for advocates, researchers, providers, and other stakeholders who aspire to achieve safe housing for survivors throughout the U.S. Toward that end, the Conference Planning Team has outlined a Vision, Mission, and Values for the Conference that will advance the movement in a way that is equitable, holistic, compassionate, and responsible. Taken together, these combine to express the promise of safe housing, and the purpose of the Conference as the National forum towards its fulfillment across the country.

Submit your proposal to present a conference session and join your colleagues in exploring best practices, emerging topics, etc. The proposal deadline is February 14, 2020. We need YOU, the best of the best, to share your research, best practices.

If you have questions, please contact us at Thank you in advance for your time, and we look forward to receiving strong proposals from each of you. See you in VA!

Conference Planning Team

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2020

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