Clinicians and organizations serving people experiencing homelessness routinely step up to meet new challenges and find solutions where none currently exist. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has presented opportunities for new partnerships and programs, often with urgent deadlines and time-limited funding. While creativity and engagement are at the heart of what we do, continually saying “yes” to new endeavors can draw us away from what we do well and can lead to burnout. Saying “no” can also create space for new ideas and solutions to emerge. Join us for this informal discussion exploring the consequences of saying “yes” or “no” and how we might find healthy boundaries in the work we do, both individually and as organizations.
Community Conversations are not webinars: they are discussions on issues affecting providers of all types who serve people experiencing homelessness. Community Conversations are meant to foster mutual support and problem-solving, and attendees are invited to share openly and encourage others, not just listen. All participants are encouraged to have their cameras on if possible, and to facilitate a safer space, the conversations will not be recorded.