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Impatient Optimists, 11/14/12

Alice Shobe, Executive Director of Building Changes, reflects on what we're learning and how data is guiding the Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/14/12

Lisa Gustaveson, Program Manager for Seattle University’s Faith and Family Homelessness Project, reflects on the "Big Tent" approach of the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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The Seattle Times, 11/9/12

Columnist Lance Dickie outlines a shared mission for lawmakers in 2013—invest in the Washington Families Fund to help end family homelessness. 

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USICH Blog, 11/7/12

Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), reflects on systems change work and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/6/12

David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on the audacious goal of ending family homelessness in Washington state and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/4/12

Melinda Woods, who is featured in the Building Changes' video "Open Doors," tells her story.

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Local stakeholders and national advocates gather in Seattle to engage in what we’re learning about promising practices for ending family homelessness.

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Impatient Optimists, 10/29/12

As part of his keynote address at the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening, Jeff Raikes reflected on how lessons from the business world can help us find effective solutions to family homelessness.

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New waiver allows Washington state to focus on creative solutions aimed at improving the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.

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The News Tribune, 7/29/12

Columnist Kathleen Merryman reports on how an innovative partnership between the Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma School District is making progress in reducing family homelessness and student turnover. The project received a Washington Families Fund Systems Innovation Grant award in 2011.

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