October 2013
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Coalition CEO Invited to Join Board of Texas Homeless Network
Marilyn L. Brown, President & CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, recently joined the Board of the Texas Homeless Network (THN). THN is a nonprofit, membership-based organization helping Texas communities prevent and end homelessness.  THN also provides training and technical assistance throughout the state of Texas, helping service providers and communities better serve the homeless population, with the end goal of preventing and ending homelessness. Brown's three-year term began this September. 
Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness:

Nearly 400 people gathered in Austin, TX on the last week of September for the Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness, including a large delegation of attendees from Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County.  The conference afforded attendees the opportunity to attend insightful presentations, to network, and to learn what strategies are being employed - and working - for those experiencing homelessness in Texas. 

The 2013 Outstanding Homeless Liaison Award was given to a Houston-area man, and on the final day of the conference, two young men from Covenant House gave a moving presentation where they gave a dramatic reading that told the stories of young people who have experienced homelessness.  
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Coalition Welcomes New Staff
The Coalition for the Homeless recently welcomed two new staff members: Takeshia Richardson, HMIS Senior Manager, and Susan King, HMIS Administrative Assistant.  
Takeshia comes to the Coalition from Cigna, a health insurance company, where she had served as a Data Analyst. Before her time in the corporate world, Takeshia had worked at SEARCH Homeless Services, also as a Data Analyst, so it's no wonder she describes herself as "very technical and analytical." A previous recipient of the HMIS Support Committee's Trailblazer Award, Takeshia is thrilled to be back in the nonprofit arena where she can see the change she helps to create on a daily basis.
Like Takeshia, Susan King is no stranger to the nonprofit world; Susan has spent the last 20 years working with various organizations, most recently with Trinity Episcopal Church. After volunteering through a prison ministry outreach, Susan knew that she wanted to be able to help others everyday, and so began her nonprofit career. She is excited to be at the Coalition, and hopes to help our partner organizations make Houston a better place. 

For more information on homelessness in Houston, Texas, and the U.S., ways we are working to prevent and end homelessness, 

and how you can advocate and get involved, visit...
Latest Coalition News

In This Issue
Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness
Coalition Welcomes New Staff
Upcoming Events


CoC Steering Committee
October 10, 2013
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Resource Center
815 Crosby St.

Lunch & Learn
October 18, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 PM
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive

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600 Jefferson St.,
Suite 2050
Houston, TX 77002

Thank you to the Frees Foundation for being a "Community Sustainer" 

of the Coalition for the Homeless.