2019 Conference Presentations


2019 CWDA Annual Conference

This year, CWDA welcomed nearly 1,000 county and state workers, advocates, and others to the Monterey Conference Center in October for our largest conference yet. We had a fantastic presentation from California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, workshops with the Unconscious Bias Project from UC Berkeley, and engaging breakout sessions on wide-ranging program areas. 

Keynote speakers:

  • David Shipler – The Working Poor, Invisible in America
  • Panel on Critical Issues in Aging Policy
    • Chevon Kothari, CWDA President, Human Services Director, Mariposa County
    • Kim McCoy Wade, Acting Director of the California Department of Aging
    • Dr. Donna Benton, Research Associate Professor of Gerontology and Director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center, USC Leonard School of Gerontology
    • Kathy Greenlee, Visionary Thought Leader, Policy Expert, Advocate
  • Christina Meredith – Overcoming Trauma to Become a Successful Adult and Advocate for the Well-Being of Children
  • Dr. Tiffany Manuel – Breaking New Ground: Building Public Will to Advance Affordable Housing and Inclusive Communities

Below are the breakout session presentations:

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

It Doesn’t Stop Here – Wrap Around Services After Housing Placement

An overview of the steps from Homelessness to stability and what we are doing as county to continually strengthen our programs, transition customers and fill gaps (priority referral process into Expanded Subsidized Employment, post housing placement case management services through Housing Authority, housing retention services, use of Eligibility Clerk’s for outcome tracking, utilizing statistics to drive competition to meet Federal Benchmarks, etc.).