FACES OF HOMELESSNESS SPEAKERS’ BUREAU
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The Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau of the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) engages a variety of audiences including faith groups, colleges and universities, student organizations, social action service-oriented groups, and corporations. Presentations range from classroom, school assemblies, panel presentations, and employee programs. We provide virtual and in-person presentations and are in the process of expanding our speakers network nationwide. Please inquire if we have in-person speakers in your area. Event Guidelines and Information We follow COVID protocol for our speakers and in-person audiences. Utilizing masks and being fully vaccinated against COVID19 are expectations. Our speakers have experienced unsheltered and sheltered homeless and as change advocates provide personal reflections and insights about homelessness, housing, and emerging issues across the United States. Dependent on your program format, speakers generally have 15 – 20 minutes each with opportunity for audience discussion and questions and answers. Honoraria: Each speaker receives a $100 honorarium per hour. Program Fee: We ask that groups provide a program administration fee to the National Coalition for the Homeless of $50 to bring the Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau to your group. Outreach Activity Fee: Groups can request a volunteer, outreach or service activity engaging unsheltered or sheltered neighbors. This can involve making and/or handing out Care Bags to volunteering at a local organization. This fee is assessed according to activity. Payment Options: NCH will send an invoice via email to your group once the request form is received and event is scheduled. Payment is expected upon receipt of the invoice and can be made via check or credit card charge via our website. Travel: Sponsoring groups cover the cost of travel and lodging for in-person events. Become a Member/Make a Donation: If your organization would like to support the work of the National Coalition for the Homeless, you can do so by becoming a member or by making a donation. More can be found on the NCH website (https://nationalhomeless.org).