I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well, happy, and safe. My name is Sarah and I work for My Dog Is My Home, a national nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to expanding access to shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness with their companion animals. Our systems changing work includes an annual conference that we thought you and your network throughout Maine may be interested in. Thus, we are reaching out to formally invite the Maine Statewide Continuum of Care to attend our Third Annual Co-Sheltering Conference, which will be held virtually on March 21-23, 2023! Early bird registration rates are available now until December 31st. Register early and save 40% on your ticket cost!

This year’s theme is “Changing Systems. Changing Lives. Creating a world with equitable access to homes for people and their animals.” At the conference, you’ll hear inspirational stories of how companion animals provide safety & comfort and improve the physical & emotional health of people experiencing homelessness. You will also network with homeless services providers, animal welfare groups, and other stakeholders from different fields to drive system changes for equitable and accessible housing for people and their animals. Through our curated program of speakers and workshops, organizations across disciplines will acquire tools and build their capacity to serve human-animal families.

My Dog Is My Home’s conference encourages participants of all backgrounds. If you’d like to attend, you can find more information and register on our website. In addition to the Early Bird discount, we have conference scholarships, student rates, and bundled ticket discounts available. Most of the sessions will be recorded. Please note that tickets to this conference are considered an eligible expense under the CoC Planning Grant with HUD.

We’d be honored to have your support for this one-of-a-kind event. Please feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions. It’d be wonderful if you could share this invitation and flyer with your network throughout Maine or post about the conference on social media.

Warm regards,


Sarah Hernandez | Communications Fellow | she/her
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