Social Services Conference

April 29, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wildwood Community Center
6500 CR 139
Wildwood, FL 34785

Registration Required

Conference FREE - $25.00 per person for Continental Breakfast & Lunch

Due to limited space, we ask attendees to pre-register for Dr. Beegle’s classes. These will be limited to one representative per agency, on a first come, first served basis.*

Opening Plenary – Florida Housing Coalition Moderated Discussion on
“Addressing Homelessness in the Context of HEARTH”
Lunch Plenary – Dr. Donna Beegle
Closing Plenary - Florida Housing Coalition

Breakout Session I
  1. Homeless Facilities – Getting to Know Those Who Are Operating Them – Round Table Discussion
  2. Funding Sources, Grant Writing & Responding to RFAs – Florida Housing Coalition
  3. How to Work with Difficult Clients – Dale Elzie, LCSW
  4. Communicating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers (replacing the Mentoring/Navigating People in Poverty)
Breakout Session II
  1. Homeless Facilities – Challenges & How to Solve Them – Round Table Discussion
  2. How Non-Profits Can Get Politically Connected if They Want Government Support – Florida Housing Coalition
  3. Coaching or Mentoring Versus Enabling – Dale Elzie, LCSW
  4. Mentoring/Navigating People in Poverty – Dr. Donna Beegle*

Featured Speaker: Dr. Donna

Dr. Donna M. Beegle is an authentic voice who speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. She is the author of “See Poverty, Be The Difference,” and “An Action Approach to Educating Students Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty.” Donna’s inspiring story and work have been featured in newspapers around the nation, on local TV and on National programs such as PBS. For 23 years, Donna has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty. She was selected 2008 National Speaker of the Year by the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. In 2010, Portland State University's School of Social Work dedicated the Donna M. Beegle Community Classrooms in her honor. In 2011, she won the Oregon Ethics in Business award.

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition – promoting partnerships that will reduce and prevent homelessness

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