The work to end homelessness in our community has historically not included those most impacted by the crisis – and who this work aims to serve – people with lived experience of homelessness. The purpose of this event is to encourage and support organizations involved in this work to not only listen to the true experts of the homelessness experience but really center them every step of the way.

Join us to learn about the importance of centering lived experience in the work to end homelessness and the actionable steps you and your organization can take to do so.

Our panel of experts and sector leaders will discuss current initiatives that demonstrate how we can center lived experience, the value of lived experience advisory boards and more.


Tuesday, May 9th, 11:30 AM


Online. RSVP and you’ll be provided a link to join the event.


Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director, City of San José Housing Department

Karen Mestizo, Founder, Santa Clara County Youth Action Board

Shelley Swan, Executive Director, Carry the Vision

Moderated by Gabriela Gabrian, Executive Committee Member, Santa Clara County Lived Experience Advisory Board

May 9th
11:30AM - 12:30PM