To build community resources for oppressed and marginalized people, via direct services, capacity-building training, and project support.
HOUSELESS LEADERSHIP PROJECT
People experiencing houselessness are socially and politically excluded from the public sphere. We are organizing with people who experience houselessness and their allies to combat policies and practices of institutions which marginalize people. Current projects include the Houseless Leadership Project.
TRANSGENDER INFORMED CONSENT
Our other current project, the Transgender Informed Consent Project, include entering conferences for medical professionals, nurses and students regarding trans informed consent. Trans informed consent is important for culturally competent medical care that does not exclude any group of people. We are educating to ensure that medical professionals, nurses, students, and others are educated in informed consent.
Mike Felder, an organizer for Fund for Empowerment's Houseless Leadership Project. He is an invaluable connector and seeker of justice.
Faith Kearns, an organizer for Fund for Empowerment's Houseless Leadership Project. She is skilled at outreach, speaking and strategy.
Frank Urban an organizer for Fund for Empowerment's Houseless Leadership Project. He is excellent at outreach and having conversations with directly impacted people about their rights.
Founded in 2018, in Phoenix, by Dorian Vrenden and Elizabeth Venable, MA, MPA, the Fund hopes to build capacity in the populations it serves by holding workshops and trainings, developing speakers, and functioning as an umbrella for projects.
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Channel 3 News Phoenix August 2021 https://www.azfamily.com/news/doj-probe-into-phoenix-pd-practices-looks-into-treatment-of-the-homeless/
New York Times August 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/us/politics/justice-department-phoenix-police.html
Wall Street Journal August 2021 https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-launches-probe-into-phoenix-police-department-11628188874
Phoenix New Times February 2021 https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-homeless-shelter-beds-deal-police-beds-martin-boise-sleeping-11530170
Downtown Devil October 2020 https://downtowndevil.com/city-to-incorporate-public-feedback-in-addressing-homelessness-plan/
US News and World Report August 2020 https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-08-24/covid-19-is-a-crisis-within-a-crisis-for-homeless-people
Phoenix New Times July 2020 https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-police-ticket-homeless-woman-for-camping-during-pandemic-11480956
Downtown Devil May 2020 https://downtowndevil.com/homeless-organizations-continue-to-provide-aid-during-pandemic/
Downtown Devil March 2020 https://downtowndevil.com/homeless-rights-protesters-gather-at-hance-park/
Phoenix New Times January 2020 https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/homeless-sleeping-phoenix-9th-circuit-court-martin-boise-arrest-11422139
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