Resources for further study
Included below are links and documents that can be easily found for members who would like to dig deeper into some of the topics covered by the monthly luncheons, News & Networking and Coffee & Conversation events. Take a look at the links below if you are interested in any of the following topics.
Coffee & Conversation
In May, WPF began a new program to provide a deeper dive into issues of interest in our community. The first program was titled "Homelessness, Poverty and Families: A Discussion with Policy Makers and Change Agents" and included speakers from several agencies working with homelessness. For detailed information, see here. Below is additional information from those speakers.
Fort Worth Housing Solutions
The City of Fort Worth’s housing authority, Fort Worth Housing Solutions works to develop housing solutions that enable people to flourish. Click here to learn about the various types of housing assistance it offers to low-income households.
Here are several national reports related to affordable housing that may be of interest to WFP members:
Opportunity Starts at Home
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition leads, coordinates, and develops strategies and resources to end homelessness.
Arlington ISD Student Outreach Services
The Student Outreach Services of Arlington ISD provide a continuum of support services for students and families facing barriers to academic success due to lack of resources.
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth has as its vision "ending poverty, one family at a time." The Padua pilot is one way they are working with homelessness.
Luncheon Program resources
Each month, our luncheon programs include speakers on topics crucial to our community. In May, the topic was "Sex Trafficking Victims: Reality and Solutions for our Community", facilitated by Paul Harral. See program summary for details. Below are some additional resources.