There to Here
There to Here
Jul 28, 2020
#12 Stephanie Day - Tackling Homelessness & Making Sustainable Changes
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Homelessness is a complex problem that many communities face and many governments and nonprofits try to tackle. 

CATCH, a nonprofit based in Boise,ID, helps people by meeting their immediate housing needs, but also by making long-term changes to prevent homelessness in the future.

Stephanie Day, executive director of CATCH, shares with Ryan the work that goes into providing sustainable housing solutions for individuals and families in Boise, ID. She also shares the challenges that arise when running a nonprofit and the importance of relying on her staff, board of directors, and community for support. 

Show notes:
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Keypoints

2:00 Homelessness in Boise, ID
4:50 How CATCH got started 
7:12 CATCH’s five core purposes
10:30 Our Path Home 
13:30 Effects of de-institutionalization of housing 
18:33 Homelessness programs in other countries
20:55 Effect of political relationships in the nonprofit 
21:56 Importance of administrative support 
23:50 Importance of the board of directors 
25:30 Success stories 
27:30 Partnering with other organizations 

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