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34th Annual Keys Conference

Taking Whole Health to the Forefront:
An inclusive conference of caregiving for clients, employees and ourselves

December 9, 2022
St. Joseph’s University
155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11772


Workshop Topics


Caring for Yourself and Others: Managing Grief and Loss 


Introduction to Genograms 


Rethinking Self-Care: Mindfulness & Health 


Increasing Self-Empowerment Through Peer Support 


Vicarious Trauma—How The Hard Work We Do Can Impact Us 


Beyond Burnout: Cultivating Staff Resilience 


Preparing the Soil: The Importance of an Organizational Approach to Trauma


Tai Chi for Beginners Led by a Beginner


Elder Abuse and  the Adult Caregiver

One Size Does Not Fit All: Individualized Services for Veterans and Military Families


...and more


Keynote Speaker:

Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Regional Administrator for Region II,
US Department of Housing and Urban Development

"Key of Excellence Award" Recipient

Connie Bruno, Director of Section 8 Programs.

NYS Homes & Community Renewal

2023 Helen Martin Scholarship Recipients

Alicia Baldridge

Aaliyah Thompson

Chelsea Holmes

Dom Nickson

Matthew Buckley

"Leonard I. Saltzman Unsung Hero Award" Recipients

Richard Babbino

Linda Sherlock-Reich


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!

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!

33rd Annual Keys Conference


Challenges Opportunities Resilience and Equity for Homelessness

November 10, 2021
Virtual Conference



Event Schedule 


Keynote Speaker:

Norm Suchar, Office of Special Needs Assistance Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Call for Workshop Presentations

June 18, 2021

2022 Helen Martin Scholarship

Leonard I. Saltzman Unsung Hero Award 

Workshop Topics Will Include:


Self Help Active Services for Aging Model: Trauma Informed Model Supporting Social Determinants of Health - Best Practices During and Post COVID-19 ​

Combating Homelessness for Veterans with Less Than Honorable Discharges 

With Challenge Comes Opportunity: How We Have Adapted Our Homeless Response and Used COVID Resources to Better Address Local Needs

Landlord/Tenant Law, Evictions, and COVID-19 Pandemic

Wage and Wealth Inequality - A Leading Cause of Homelessness​

Redesigning the Front Door of Shelter to Decrease the Trauma Associated with Homelessness and Increase Social Inclusion, Employment, & Housing ​

Compassionate Interventions for People Experiencing Homelessness with Animals 

Effectively Accessing Mainstream Benefits in a Virtual World 

Putting Homeless Youth to Work ​

What You Can Do To Fight for Fair Housing ​

New York State Housing Programs and Resources


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