March 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Coalition Year In Review

2014 was a busy year for the Coalition for the Homeless, and all of the agencies who participate in The Way Home. As a system, we were able to house more than 2,200 chronically homeless individuals and more than 3,300 homeless veterans through The Way Home - a job well done!

At the Coalition, we serve agencies who serve homeless individuals through four programs: Research, Project Management, System Capacity Building, and Public Education. We strive to be the support that helps direct service providers work efficiently and effectively to house homleless individuals. We do this through services like HMIS administration, serving as lead agency to The Way Home, offering education, trainings, and networking opportunities, and serving as the voice of and for homeless people in our community.

Click here to view our 2014 Program Dashboard and see how the Coalition contributed to the success of our system.
March 18 Lunch & Learn

Online registration is now open for the first Lunch & Learn of 2015!

The Coalition for the Homeless will present a Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, at the United Way of Greater Houston (50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007). 

This Lunch & Learn will feature a panel of local service provider staff members who attended the National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness to share their insights. The second half of the Lunch & Learn will feature an overview of counting homeless youth in the Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care. Click here to view more information on the panelists and presenters.

As always, CEUs will be offered for LMSWs, LPCs, and LCDCs. A free box lunch for attendees will also be provided. 

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required - click here to reserve your spot by March 17, 2015. For questions, please email Gary Grier at
RSVP Today - Homelessness Awareness Day

Registration is now open for Homelessness Awareness Day in Austin, TX on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Click here to reserve your spot today - registration will close on March 25, 2015.

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County will be providing complimentary, round-trip bus transportation to Austin, TX for those interested in attending from the Houston area. The bus will leave Houston on the morning of April 2, and return that evening. Additional details will be provided closer to the date of the event. Seating is limited, so please be sure to sign up today.

Homelessness Awareness Day is sponsored by the Texas Homeless Network. It will follow the Supportive Housing = Healthcare Summit, also in Austin, TX presented by CSH and Texas Homeless Network.
Collaborative Communications Workshop

Did you know that the Coalition is now staffing a Communications Workgroup for The Way Home? 

This network has no fees and is available to partner organization staff members who communicate with media, the public, donors, and other external groups. Participation in this workgroup includes twice-monthly electronic group updates/information exchanges, as well as networking opportunities and training workshops. 

The first training workshop of 2015, "CoC 101" was held on March 3. Presented by Coalition President/CEO Marilyn Brown, this workshop provided attendees with a better understanding of our Continuum of Care (CoC), from its history to its evolution into "The Way Home." Attendees also discussed strategies for sharing the successes of The Way Home, while still highlighting their organization's unique contributions to the system. 

We are all in this together! To get your organization's communicators connected, contact Sara Brown at

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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In This Issue
2014 Program Dashboard
Lunch & Learn Registration
Homeless Awareness Day in Austin
Communications Workgroup
Upcoming Events

CoC Steering Committee Meeting 

March 12, 2015

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street
Lunch & Learn
March 18, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
HMIS Forum
March 19, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Homelessness Awareness Day
April 2, 2015
Austin, TX

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