Continuum of Care meeting is Thursday October 5th, 3-4pm at the United Way of Collier County, located at 9015 Strada Stell Court Naples FL, 2nd floor room 204.


Bridges out of Poverty “Getting Ahead in a Getting by World”

The Planning Committee has met with several “experts” in this area and is preparing to launch a series of “getting to know Bridges” mini sessions in Naples and Immokalee.

Stay tuned more to come ……


Committee Chairs will be providing updates on their respective committees at both the next EXE-COM and General Membership meetings.

CoC Committee Chairs

  • Data/HMIS – Chair Michael Overway
  • Employment & Supportive Services – Chair Fred Richards
  • Grants – Co-Chairs Christine Welton & Ashley Jones
  • Housing – Chair Ray Steadman
  • Planning – Chair Christine Welton
  • Youth – Chair Thomas Wedlock
  • Veterans – Chair David Soldano


The 10 Year Plan to End Homeless in Collier County called Vision 20/20 is: A Clear View of Housing for All Members of Collier County is a community-level action plan for addressing the housing needs of adults, families, youth, and children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The development of this plan has been a collaborative effort involving individuals and families who have or are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless, unaccompanied youth identified as homeless, service providers, advocates, policy makers, and other community leaders.

***Update September 18, 2017*** The Collier Hunger & Homeless Coalition along with its Continuum of Care partners are updating the 20/20 Vision Plan include new services and programs and amending programs that are no longer needed or viable in Collier County. We will continue to keep you posted as the 20/20 Vision is updated.

To learn more about the Vision 20/20 Plan visit our website


June 29th, 2017 the Naples Florida Weekly published an article on Affordable Housing in Collier County. Here is the link to that article OUT of REACH . We encourage all CoC Partners to take a moment and read this article.

If you or your agency has a community event planned please send it to Michael Overway at and he will posted in next months news letter.



About Us
Welcome to the Community & Human Services Division online. Collier County has a long history of providing services to citizens that meet family’s basic needs, both health and social, when there is no other resource available to families. The Community & Human Services Division provides comprehensive services such as prescription reimbursement to those in need in addition to its recently added responsibility (as of Feb. 5, 2007) of managing affordable housing opportunities in the community.  We “stretch” the service dollar to provide the most needed services to seniors and indigent including at home care.


Effective January 1, 2017 the Emergency Solutions Grant has run out of funds.  We will NOT be accepting any applications until further notice.  We do not expect any new funding until October, 2017.  To be put on a waiting list, please call 239-252-2273.

Final Copy of the FY 15-16 HUD Annual Action Plan

Click Here to review the Final FY 15-16 HUD Annual Action Plan.  Any comments should be directed to Barbetta Hutchinson

Draft Copy of the FY 17-18 HUD Annual Action Plan

Click Here to review the Final FY 17-18 HUD Annual Action Plan.  Any comments should be directed to Barbetta Hutchinson at