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News, Programs, Resources


Engaging Legal Services in Community Efforts to Prevent and End Homelessness
U.S. Interagency Council on Homlessness

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Resolves to Address Homeless Youth and Families
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Why Defending the Homeless in Court Is Not Enough
The Atlantic

Bills Aim to Bring More Healthy Food Into Low-income 'Food Deserts'
The Tampa Tribune

"Wait a Minute, Now the Arnolds Are Tackling Hunger, Too?"
October 27, 2015


Webinars and Other Content

Webinar Recording: Affordable Housing Webinar Series (January 2021)

Webinar — Pediatricians and Anti-Poverty Organizations: Building Bridges
June 20, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recent policy statement on child poverty encourages pediatricians to tackle “poverty-related disorders” through health screenings and interventions as well as address the “toxic effects of poverty” through program and policy advocacy. Spotlight will host a national webinar featuring prominent AAP voices and leaders of state and local anti-poverty efforts to discuss the possible connections between doctors and advocates. Speakers include Benard Dreyer, president of AAP; Gena Lewis, pediatric attending at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital; Taifa Smith Butler, executive director of the Budget and Policy Institute; and Eva Gladstein, deputy managing director for health and human services in Philadelphia. 


Collaborative Grassroots Campaign: During the summer of 2015, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition on Human Needs, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Witnesses to Hunger, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joined together to launch a national grassroots campaign asking individuals and service providers to share their personal experiences about the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch, breakfast, summer meals, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. “Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters,” makes a clear and compelling case that Congress should protect SNAP during end-of-year funding negotiations and strengthen school lunch, summer meals, WIC, and other programs that ensure better outcomes for children and their families.

Share Our Strength focuses on making No Kid Hungry a reality in America. Because families at risk of hunger need access to food and the skills to make healthy meals with their resources, nutrition education is a key part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. Through its Cooking Matters program, nutrition educators and chefs equip low-income families with skills to stretch their food budgets, shop smarter, make healthier food choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Working together to identify and eliminate barriers that may prevent children from accessing food and nutrition resources, Share Our Strength’s partnerships support not only direct programming, but also the online No Kids Hungry Center for Best Practices, offering case studies, white papers, guides and toolkits.


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More Resources

Report: Designing for Housing Stability: Best Practices for Court-Based and Court-Adjacent Eviction Prevention and/or Diversion Programs , American Bar Association and Harvard University

Eviction Diversion Diagnostic Tool, National Center for State Courts

How and Why Representation Matters
Courts Law Jotwell

Justice Index 2016
National Center for Access to Justice

Washington State Supreme Court Civil Legal Needs Study Update
Social & Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University

One Strike and You're Out: How We Can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records
Center for American Progress

ABA Toolkit for a Right to Counsel in Civil Proceedings

Seeking The Beloved Community: Fostering Crucial Conversations About Race, Law Enforcement & The Law
Georgia Appleseed