Beth Horwitz

Senior Policy Analyst

Beth Horwitz is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Horwitz coleads Chapin Hall’s portfolio on ending youth homelessness. She supports community-level and large-scale system change efforts, working with public and private decision makers to use data and evidence to meet specific population needs and support evidence-based practices. Horwitz helps communities develop coordinated system responses to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Prior to her role at Chapin Hall, Horwitz was a Program Director at the Illinois Collaboration on Youth. There, she oversaw the Homeless Youth Prevention Planning project, which developed a model of services to improve outcomes and reduce homelessness among adolescents currently and formerly in the child welfare system. This public-private partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services engaged stakeholders from across Illinois to design a data-driven, evidence-informed case management model. Horwitz also worked at Heartland Health Outreach, helping to launch Together4Health, a provider-led Care Coordination entity, which was created to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with multiple chronic health conditions. She also has experience working with the chronically homeless and homeless families.

Horwitz holds a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Barnard College.

Master of Arts in Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in History, Barnard College.

Horwitz, B. (2019, April). Youth homelessness in rural communities. Plenary speaker and workshop at the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s Housing Ohio Conference, Columbus, OH.

Horwitz, B. (2019, April). LGBTQ youth homelessness. Workshop at the TRAIN Training Symposium “Providing Hope and Healing: LGBTQ+ Youth and Initiating Change within Systems,” Chicago, IL.

Horwitz, B. (2019, March). Identifying and supporting youth experiencing homelessness. Presentation at the Kane County Regional Office of Education Youth Homelessness Conference, Elgin, IL.

Blondin, M., & Horwitz, B. (2019, February). Toward a system response to ending youth homelessness. Presentation at the A Way Home America State of the Movement, San Diego, CA.

Horwitz, B. (2018, August). Building a data-driven community response to youth homelessness. Presentation at the Will County Continuum of Care Youth Summit, Joliet, IL.

Horwitz, B. (2017, November). Evidence to decision making: Lessons from the Voices of Youth Count Initiative. Presentation to National Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees Training, Kansas City, MO.

Horwitz, B. (2017, October). Initial findings from the Voices of Youth Count. Presentation to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Horwitz, B. (2017, September). Using data to drive action. Workshop at the Ending Youth Homelessness in the Heartland Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Horwitz, B. (2014, May). Preventing homelessness among youth currently and formerly involved in the child welfare system. Presentation to the Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association, Inc, Springfield, IL.