January 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Happy New Year from the Coalition for the Homeless!

We are looking forward to working with all of our partners as we move toward achieving our goals as a community!
There's still time! Volunteer for the 2015 Point-In-Time Homeless Count
The Count: January 22, 2015, 5:30 - 11:30 pm
Volunteer Orientation: January 15, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: one of ten staging areas throughout Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County

We still need volunteers - click here to sign up online today!

The annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for our local Continuum of Care funding process, which brought more than $24 million to the Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County homeless assistance programs in the FY2013 application process. 

On the night of the 2015 PIT Homeless Count, volunteers will be placed at designated staging areas across Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County, and teams will be deployed by 5:30 pm. Each staging area will have highly trained volunteer Captains and Co-Captains who will be available throughout the night for questions and assistance during the count. There will be at least four people per team: one driver, one navigator, and two counters. 

For additional information, please contact Gary Grier at ggrier@homelesshouston.org or 832-531-6006. 

We look forward to seeing you in January!
Mark Your Calendars - 2015 Meeting and Event Dates Set

The Coalition for the homeless has set dates for several meeting and event series for the calendar year 2015. 

You can click here to find the date listings for the 2015 CoC Provider Input Forums, and you can click here to find the date listings for the 2015 HMIS Forums. 

The Coalition has also set dates for the 2015 Lunch & Learn series. Click here to view the 2015 flier with dates and additional information. 

You can also check the Coalition for the Homeless' event calendar for the addition of additional events (such as the Case Manager Resource Exchange, and trainings hosted by the Coalition and other providers). As always, registration links for trainings and events will be made available on the Registration page of the Coalition website. Past presentations will be posted as they become available - click here to view presentations that are currently available. 

If you have any questions or if you have information on a training/event that you would like to be considered for inclusion on the Coalition event calendar, please email sbrown@homelesshouston.org.

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...
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2015 - Save the Dates
Upcoming Events


Point-In-Time Homeless Count

January 15 - Orientation
January 22 - the Count
January 29 - Contingency Date
Click here for more information.

CoC Steering Committee Meeting 

February 12, 2015

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street
CoC Provider Input Forum
February 24, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 am
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street

Visit our Event Calendar for even more events and educational opportunities.

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