The Continuum of Care (CoC) will meet Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 3 pm at the offices of the United Way of Collier County. This is an important meeting, as it is the annual meeting during which we will elect the 2016 Executive Committee and confirm Standing Committee Chairs. Please consider taking a greater role in the CoC in 2016 by participating in its governance. Interested persons can contact Rene Givens at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (239) 263-9363.
CoC member agency representatives, at large members, and interested community members are welcome. Please join us and bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served. The United Way of Collier County is located at 9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 204 in Naples.
The Continuum of Care of Collier County is preparing its FY2015 Consolidated Application to HUD. Project applications for eligible renewal project and proposals for new projects to be funded under the Permanent Housing Bonus have been submitted, reviewed, and accepted and ranked. Applications are available to the community for inspection by clicking on the CoC tab above.
The Hunger & Homeless Coalition will, once again, lead local activites during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week, November 14-22. Held each year the week before Thanksgiving, a time when we all take time to think about what we are thankful for, it is a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a community where no one experiences hunger or homelessness.
Our staff, board, and community advocates are working together to help change the conversation about stereotypes, improve policies that provide decent and affordable housing, and help service providers. For this year’s activities, we are focusing on Keeping Families Together through Rapid Rehousing programs and diverting families from emergency shelter.
We’ll keep you posted as plans develop. For now, plan to join us for our annual dinner on Friday, November 20 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and add a stop at the Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay Sundays in November to help mall management and proprietors in support of the Hunger & Homeless Coalition.