Examining Intersections of LGBTQ Youth, Housing & Healthcare During COVID-19: A Conversation for Funders
Tuesday, October 13th
Our next FCAA CONNECT webinar, in partnership with Funders Together to End Homelessness and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and featuring Point Source Youth and ViiV Healthcare, will discuss how COVID-19 has exposed the inequity and relationship between housing and healthcare.
More than 3.5 million young adults in the U.S. experience homelessness or housing instability each year. This population – including LGBTQ and/or HIV positive young adults experiencing homelessness, as well as Black and Brown young adults experiencing homelessness – is also disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. “Shelter in place” is simply not an option for people who do not have stable housing, further exposing the inequity and relationship between housing and healthcare.
Grounded in the belief that “housing is healthcare,” this webinar will explore solutions to end youth homelessness that will help support young people living with, and at risk for, HIV and COVID-19.
Discussion questions to include:
- There are many important direct service providers supporting these communities, but how do we scale up solutions to end youth homelessness?
- What is a better way to use government funds for these efforts?
- What can private funders do to support the solution that “housing is healthcare”?
Moderator: Amelia Korangy, ViiV Healthcare and FCAA Board Member
- Larry Cohen (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Point Source Youth)
- Mahlon Randolph (Public Health Educator/Community Organizer)
- Gabe Maldonado (CEO, TruEvolution)
Please note: this webinar is only open to representatives of funding or philanthropy-serving organizations.
Amelia Korangy is a Senior Manager at ViiV Healthcare, where she helps lead the company’s Positive Action community giving programs focused on disrupting disparities in HIV care across the US. She’s a trained social worker who has developed and funded networks and programs for young LGBTQ people, folks experiencing homelessness, survivors of sexual abuse and people living with HIV alongside organizations like the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and TCC Group. Amelia holds a Masters in Social Enterprise from Columbia University, serves on the Board of AIDS United and Funders Concerned About AIDS, and calls DC home.
Larry Cohen co-founded Point Source Youth in 2015. He previously co-founded and sold Heartbeat Experts, a company that connects the world’s leading scientific researchers to the health care industry with offices in 22 countries, now part of IBM Watson. Larry worked in the healthcare field for 20 years. He broadcasted the first HIV treatment meetings online in the 1990s, and was Director of the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project, which was the first community based organization to advocate for the combination HIV/AIDS treatment that would change the course of the AIDS crisis. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mahlon Randolph is a strategist and public health educator who is impassioned to serve his community through education and advocacy. He currently works at Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health as a Senior Research Interviewer. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and an Associate of Science in Political Science from Darton State College. Mahlon actively serves on the Georgia Prevention & Care Council, which oversees and plans for the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS in the state of Georgia. He also currently serves as chair of the Youth Advisory Committee for the City of Atlanta Homeless Continuum of Care. Mahlon also has experience with community-based, non-profit organizations focused on preventing HIV and STIs, providing linkage to medical care and social services.
Gabriel has served for over 10 years as the CEO of TruEvolution—an LGBT justice and community health organization serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Originally from Compton, Gabriel centers racial justice and health equity as a framework for public policy. He serves on the board of directors for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global HIV/AIDS provider, and on the board of trustees for Borrego Community Health Foundation, the largest federally-qualified health center in the State of California.
As a former member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Gabriel has been a leader in the fight for global AIDS control and local policy efforts addressing mental health, housing, and sexual health services.