August 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
2015 Houston's World Homeless Day Awards

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County would like to invite you to the 2015 World Homeless Day Awards and a private screening of the film "@Home" to celebrate the staff members at our partner organizations who are leading Houston Home!

This event will be held for providers on Monday, October 12, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, at the River Oaks Theater (2009 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019). Click here to view the invitation. 

We look forward to treating our partner agency staff members to an afternoon of recognition and fun, refreshments and treats, and most importantly, appreciation of their contributions to our success as a community.

For additional information, please contact Sara Brown at
We Need Your Nominations!
2015 Houston's World Homeless Day Awards

Nominations are open for the 2015 World Homeless Day Awards, and we need your help so we can recognize deserving individuals, organizations, and others for their dedication to ending homelessness in Houston, Harris County and Fort Bend County. This year's awards categories are:
  • Achiever of the Year (two awards: one male, one female)
  • Bridge Builder (new!)
  • Business/Corporation of the Year
  • Foundation of the Year
  • Housing Partner 
  • Media Champion
  • Peg Dudar Individual Advocate 
  • Sally Shipman Service Provider Staff 
  • Service Partner 
  • Spirit of Collaboration 
Click here to view descriptions of these awards and links to submit your nominations. The last day for nominations will be Friday, September 11, 2015.
Summer Conference Debrief:

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County will hold its 2015 Summer Conference Debrief on Friday, August 14. Click here to view the flier and for information on how to register. 

The Debrief will be held from 10:00 am - noon, in the ground floor conference room at 600 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77002. This session will include discussion on the inaugural CSH Supportive Housing Summit held in Chicago, May 11-13; and the National Conference on Ending Homelessness held in Washington, D.C., July 15-17. 

CEUs will be offered for LMSWs, LCDCs, and LPCs. Parking in the garage at 600 Jefferson Street will be validated. If you have any additional questions, please contact Gary Grier at or Nikki Sams at
The Proof is in the Numbers...

2,500 people housed... and counting! Our community's housing "thermometer" and The Way Home pledge signed one year ago 
by partners and community stakeholders.

The next goal within our community is to end chronic homelessness by 2015, and in July, our community reached a milestone: housing more than 2,500 chronically homeless individuals since January 2012 - 2,584 individuals to be exact!

Though we still have work to do, we wanted to share this news and our congratulations with the community - keep up the good work!

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
2015 World Homeless Day Event
Award Nominations Needed!
RSVP: Summer Conference Debrief
The Proof is in the Numbers
Upcoming Events


CoC Steering Committee Meeting
August 13, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Third Ward 
Multi Service Center
3611 Ennis
Houston, TX 77004

Summer Conference Debrief
August 14, 2015
10:00 am - noon
Ground Floor Conference Room
600 Jefferson Street
Houston, TX 77002
Click here to RSVP.

Chronic Homelessness Outreach
August 17-31, 2015
Click here for more information and to volunteer.

CoC Provider Forum
August 25, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 am
Harris County CSD
8410 Lantern Point
Houston, TX 77054

CoC Steering Committee Meeting
September 10, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Third Ward 
Multi Service Center
3611 Ennis
Houston, TX 77004

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

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Houston, TX 77002