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Detroit special convening - Shared screen with speaker view
Malia Salaam
28:09
Very good point Ms. Watkins!!
Cynthia Shields
45:39
I love that advice!!
Malia Salaam
50:53
That's an amazing program, Ms. Shields.
Chioke Mose-Telesford
51:07
Agreed!
Cynthia Shields
52:02
Thanks for the kind words about our YSP Unit. Here's more info for anyone interested in learning more: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/News-Events/Accomplishments/Youth-and-Family-Support/Youth-Support-Partners-(YSP).aspx
Malia Salaam
56:48
It's not a victim mentality. It's an advocacy mentality. If a veteran is promoting the support of other veterans, they wouldn't be considered to be whining victims. Thank you, Ms. Watkins.
Audrey Watkins
57:43
Thank you Malia I appreciate you.
Malia Salaam
01:06:07
Oh no. Tokenism sucks.
Malia Salaam
01:13:03
Yes, Floyd!
Chris Warland (he/him)
01:15:00
Please feel free to ask questions in the chat box or unmute yourself to ask a question, thanks!
Chioke Mose-Telesford
01:18:51
You spoke about the supports employers can provide to people with lived expertise. Can you talk a little bit about the supports you think are needed during the job search or job readiness process for folks experiencing homelessness? (A part 2 is if Mars is the limit, how do you think employment services should be designed to best support folks experiencing homelessness reach their goals?)
Malia Salaam
01:23:28
The living conditions of some shelters helps to further erode their confidence. I would love to see exemplars of shelters with wrap-around programming.
LaPreisha McPike
01:23:31
As an Employment Specialist, the greatest thing I have done for my participants is to create individual employment plans for each participant to see what their barriers are and to partner with other organizations to assist them.
William Hazelrigg
01:24:26
You have all shared incredible personal success stories based on your own experiences. For that I thank you...and I applaud you. My question is what were the major obstacles you faced in obtaining a job that paid enough to keep you from becoming homeless again and how did you overcome them...what specific or practical steps did you take?
Elisa Gomez
01:25:10
I’d like to ask about co-workers who have made a big difference for you, especially when you were first at a job after a period of homelessness. I think there’s a lot to unpack with the normative human services non-profit culture, that really emphasizes a certain way of being professional. Management and the organization itself has a lot of power to do this, but coworkers can also help exert pressure on a management to be more effective in how they care for their employees with experience being homeless.
Cynthia Shields
01:36:34
That's the kind of impact we all strive to have, great work Sade!!
Courtney Smith
01:39:59
We are so proud of you, Sade! You are amazing and your impact is unmatched!
Heidi Schultheis
01:45:09
Here is the evaluation for today's event: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6035141/Detroit-Lived-Expertise-Convening
Shawn Burch
01:45:14
Thank you all for sharing your lived experiences. Very enlightening. Thanks Chioke and Heidi for hosting this webinar.
Jessica Camp
01:45:39
Thank you so much for taking the time to put on this presentation! I’m so appreciative to have had this time with you all!
William Hazelrigg
01:45:44
If I've learned anything in my work career, I've learned that change is difficult and culture change even moreso..so thanks for sharing your stories.
Chris Warland (he/him)
01:45:52
Thank you all!!
Olga Turner
01:46:02
Thank you so much everyone! A group of amazing people!
Latoria Glenn-Carr
01:46:11
Thank you so much!! Powerful!!
Chioke Mose-Telesford
01:46:16
Thank you all so much for speaking on the panel. This was so informative and impactful. Continue the great work and advocacy! I'm excited to take the learnings back to my work.
Courtney Smith
01:46:23
A powerful discussion! Thank you all for sharing!
Vanessa Samuelson (she/her) | McGregor Fund
01:46:29
Thank you so much; this was such an important opportunity for learning, sharing and engagement. Appreciate everyone who shared their stories!
Monique Martin-Johnson
01:46:38
Thank you for being transparent
Nicholle Larry
01:46:50
Thank you!!!
Floyd Stafford III
01:46:52
Thank you all. Cybthia, Audrey, Angela and Sade y'all rock!!!
Malia Salaam
01:46:56
Bye