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:

Advocates Guide 2019
Gap Report 2018
Opportunity Starts at Home
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition leads, coordinates, and develops strategies and resources to end homelessness. 
Pocket Pal
Resources
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.
Families in Transition
 
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. 
Catholic Charities Padua pilot 
Catholic Charities

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.


TCU STUDENTS AT INDIA TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE

TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR ELIZABETH SMART


THE NET WORTHY CO.

SAVHERA FREEDOM BUSINESS

PIMP CULTURE AND TRAFFICKING

News & Networking Program resources
Each month, we invite a local leader to share about a specific topic at News & Networking.  Here are some of the resources they have shared.  See program summaries for more information.
Hidden Homeless Report
See Hospital Statistics on Sexual Assault Visits for Tarrant County from 2016-2018
See Fort Worth Library's 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Find out more about Dementia Friendly Fort Worth
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