Northstar Advocates

Coalition Leadership

Driving Unity: Empowering Change through Collaboration.

COALITION
ROLE
IMPACT
NorthStar Steering Committee
Founder and Convener
  • Advise NorthStar on lived experience of homelessness
  • Recommend policy reforms, improved programs and services, and advocacy priorities
Office of Homeless Youth Advisory Committee
Member
  • Advise the state of homeless youth on policy, strategy, and direction to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in and across the state of Washington.
  • Governer-appointed position
Children, Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup (CYBHWG)
Member — Elevate BH needs and solutions for young people facing homelessness
  • Identified priorities result in legislative and budget agenda that state legislators advance with support from stakeholders
  • Governor-appointed position
HB 1477 (988 Crisis Line) Cross-System Crisis Response Subcommittee
Member
  • Inform the development of recommendations for an integrated BH crisis response and suicide prevention system in Washington
Child Welfare Advocacy Coalition (CWAC)
Co-Chair
  • Coordinate’s child welfare organizations to develop an annual legislative agenda.*Elevate the needs of children, youth and families in the child welfare system
Pierce County YYA Homelessness Advisory Group
Advisor
  • Advise NorthStar on lived experience of homelessness
  • Recommend policy reforms, improved programs and services, and advocacy priorities
The Mockingbird Society State Leadership Council (SLC) Advisor Committee
Member
  • Meets quarterly with state youth and young adult leaders
WA Coalition of Homeless Youth Advocacy (WACHYA)
Member (Co-Founder)
  • Monthly meeting with strong legislative agenda