Jen Best is the Continuum of Care (CoC) Director at Strategies to End Homelessness in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jen started her career in the homeless service system in 2007 as an advocate at a Domestic Violence shelter in her hometown in Western Pennsylvania. She moved to Cincinnati in 2010 as an AmeriCorps VISTA at an emergency shelter and began working at Strategies to End Homelessness in 2011.
Jen has been a lead on programmatic system changes since Strategies to End Homelessness transitioned to a Unified Funding Agency in 2016. Jen’s work is centered around inclusive community processes and strong system collaborations. She is co-author of KEYS to a Future without Youth Homelessness, Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s comprehensive community plan on ending youth homelessness, developed by the community as a Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) site.
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Mar 2, 2018 (US - Pacific)