Episode 91: Shantae Smith – Systems Transformation Advisor at Community Solutions

Shantae Smith is the Systems Transformation Advisor at Community Solutions. Community Solutions is a nonprofit organization that is working to create a lasting end to homelessness. They are proving that homelessness is solvable with their movement of Built for Zero. Through that they are working with more than 80 cities and counties using data to change how they work and the impact that they can achieve, proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief and achieving the milestone of functional zero, where homelessness is rare! 

Shantae has many years of experience in various roles in the homelessness response system. As you’ll hear in this episode, she is incredibly passionate about this work and making an impact in the world. In this episode, Shantae shares about her role at Community Solutions, the backstory on why she is passionate about this work, some stories of people that she has worked with and helped out of homelessness, things that we can all do to help people experiencing homelessness, and so much more!

Show notes:

Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Arizona Coalition for Change

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Community Solutions Website

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