Share the Knowledge

Trade Winds

Scholarship Winners

Key of Excellence Award Recipent

Belfor Property Restoration

Leonard I. Saltzman Unsung Hero Award


Neema Jamal

Helen Martin Scholarship Winners

30th Annual Keys Conference

Breaking Down Barriers:

Serving Our Most Vulnerable

November 2, 2018
Touro Law Center

Nakita Hyman

Ricky Campbell

Adoni Conze

Congratulations to This Year's

Award Winners and Honorees! 

Susan Hirschstein

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Richard Hooks Wayman

National Executive Director of the Children's Defense Fund

Rich attended the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1992.  From 1992 to 2000, Rich worked for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis conducting litigation and offering free legal services to homeless and low-income persons.  In 2000, Rich became the director of the StreetWorks Collaborative where he managed a team of street outreach workers and authored the Minnesota Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.  Mr. Hooks Wayman also co-authored a national training curriculum on best practices in outreach methodologies to homeless youth. 

From 2006 to 2010, Rich served four years with the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington, D.C. as their Senior Youth Policy Analyst focused on federal policy for homeless youth, juvenile justice and child welfare reform.   In 2010, Rich was named the Executive Director of Hearth Connection, an intermediary organization offering supportive housing to persons experiencing homelessness in Minnesota; and from 2013 to 2016 served as the CEO of LUK, Inc., a social service nonprofit offering behavioral health, child welfare, and family support services in Central Massachusetts.  Rich serves as an advisor to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Youth-At-Risk, the ABA’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, the True Color’s Forty-to-None Campaign, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s One Roof Campaign.  Rich and his husband (Aaron) have six adoptive children and a Chihuahua-mixed dog named Moose.

2018 Platinum Sponsors

 Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The annual Keys for the Homeless Conference is attended by over 400 people each year. The Conference offers a day-long opportunity to network with corporate and non-profit housing developers, funding sources, service providers, government officials, representatives from governments agencies, and vendors in various fields.  

Our sponsors not only enjoy a high-profile presence at the conference itself but you’ll be visible in materials and media surrounding the conference all year round!

As a sponsor of the Keys Conference, you can help us achieve our goal of ending homelessness on Long Island while increasing brand awareness and positioning yourself as a leader in our community!

2017 Sponsors

Jacqueline Escobar

Paul Broderick, NC DSS