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Local and national events -- virtual or safe and in person -- that will help you become more informed, connected & equipped.

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2023 State of Homelessness Address

Location: Various

Date: April 13

Register for Livestream: Here

Housing Forward invites you to register for the 2023 State of Homelessness Address on April 13th! Our annual State of Homelessness Address is a platform to reflect on the progress made in addressing homelessness, celebrate successes, discuss the plans for future action, and announce the official Point-in-Time (PIT) count data.  

The in person event has sold out, but please register for the livestream on Zoom. This insightful event will have contributions from renowned experts in the field and impactful stories from our homeless response system. Together, we can make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Dallas and Collin Counties.

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Be A Gamechanger with Souper Bowl of Caring!

Learn More + Sign Up: VOMO

What if every person watching the Big Game on February 13 donated just $1 or 1 can of food to a local food charity? 

Get your church together to host a Souper Bowl of Caring drive to benefit your local food charity. 

Join other churches, schools, and groups across the nation as we make sure that no one goes without soup in their bowl. Contact Mandy for more information at or call 1-800-358-SOUP.

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"When We Unite" Series

We're releasing a series of topical updates for churches, nonprofits, and other leaders to provide more information on the current status of each "issue" and how we can help:​

  • The Food Supply Chain and Hunger

  • Coming Alongside Public School Family and Staff

  • Preventing Evictions and Homelessness

  • Supporting Our Neighbors Emotionally

For the audio recording or summary of a topic: CLICK HEREMore updates will be coming soon, but if there's a topic you're particularly interested in an update on, email

StopOne Suicide Mental Health Training

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, aiming to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. YOU can be the ONE to #StopOne.​ Click here to view and register for free mental health training.

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Family Ministry Trainings

Experience one of the Great Commandment Network courses yourself and then offer a course (online or in-person) for your church or community. Click here to view and register for any of these events.

Upcoming COPE Event

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers between 50 and 140 participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community -- the obstacles, decisions, and consequences that impact them every day. If you are interested in attending or hosting a Cost of Poverty Experience, please click here for more information. 

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