Welcoming Families Home:
Finding Hope amidst Racial Inequity and Housing Challenges

October 6-8, 2021

The Welcoming Place, 21 South 12st Street, Akron, PA 17501

Please note that The Welcoming Place is a retreat facility geared to inspiring rest, faith and action. Rooms do not include TVs but wireless access is available. Each room will be single occupancy this year and therefore rooms are limited to the first 40 registrants.

Easy Commute Offsite Accommodations (offsite accommodations are not included in price of registration and are the responsibility of the registrant)

Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata – Mountain Springs
380 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522•(717) 733-0661

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ephrata
21 Quarry, Ridge Ave, Ephrata, PA 17522•(717) 721-3300

Keynote Speakers

Nichele CarverAssociate Director of the Homeless and Special Needs Housing Unit at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

Michelle SnyderManaging Consultant at Crow’s Feet Consulting

Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, RYT-500 –  Licensed clinical psychologist, trauma therapist, antiracism consultant and experienced yoga teacher

Karen Gonzalez – Speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate

Learn more about the Keynote Speakers

Why attend?

  • Speakers
  • Actionable Workshops
  • Awards Banquet
  • Networking


Conference Brochure   Schedule   Workshop Speakers  


Registration is open and ends September 10, 2021.

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Presenting Sponsors:

Glenn and Anne Weaver



Keynote SponsorsBrandywine Valley Concrete

Joint Session Sponsors – Ruth Delp * Kathryn Stoltzfus Fairfield & John Fairfield * Ruth and Emerson Lesher * Edith Yoder & Garth Scott

Workshop Sponsors– James and Cheryl Bowman * Harleysville Bank * Larry and Paula Massanari * Lila and John Stoeckle

Snack Sponsors- Peter Greer * Terry and Joan Gotwals Yoder