Horizons

Perspectives on philanthropy, impact and our work to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

By David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Bill Pitkin, Director of Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Mother and child at home

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Andrea Iloulian manages the Foundation's domestic grantmaking in the area of chronic homelessness. 
 
2014 Homelessness Convening Highlights
 

Every year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation gathers partner organizations to discuss the progress of our collective work to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. At this year's convening, nearly 100 attendees—including grantees, funding partners, and the public sector—were welcomed by our VP of Programs, Ed Cain. After his remarks, the Foundation screened the new video below, featuring Dorothy Edwards and Lawrence McGhee, two formerly homeless individuals now directly representing their peers as community advocates with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Our CEO, Steve Hilton, joins them in the video to describe our long-term commitment to ending chronic homelessness and the history of our relationship with the newly established CSH in the early 1990s.

Conrad N Hilton Foundation CSH Partnership

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Michael Botticelli currently serves as the Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. For more information about the Hilton Foundation's Substance Use Prevention program, please contact Alexa Eggleston.
 
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Q: Why is it important for health care providers and other professionals who work with youth to engage young people in conversations about substance use and its impact on their health and goals in life?

A: Health care providers and other professionals who work with youth should engage in conversations about substance use because these conversations can prevent young people from beginning to drink or use drugs. The US Health and Human Services Department has developed a website with information to facilitate such conversations. The program, entitled "Talk. They Hear you." provides adults with tools to begin the dialogue with young people about substance use. While the website is focused primarily on underage drinking, this same information can also be useful for discussing all drug use.

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