Join TPCH

If you are ready to prevent and homelessness in Tucson and throughout Pima County, we need you!  TPCH is a community-based coalition of not-for-profit service providers, government agencies, faith organizations, businesses, and community members working together to prevent and end homelessness in Tucson and throughout Pima County.

TPCH membership is open to all individuals and organizations located or working in Pima County, Arizona who share TPCH’s commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in our region. We do this by addressing the underlying issues that contribute to homelessness, promoting cross-sector partnerships and collaboration, and strategically aligning local resources for collective impact.

TPCH coordinates the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program in Tucson and Pima County including the annual competition for federal McKinney-Vento homelessness assistance funding, oversees the local Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS), and administers the local Coordinated Entry system through which people experiencing or at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness are assessed for and linked to housing resources.
Membership Benefits

The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of TPCH, and delegates responsibility of day-to-day operations to the staff and committees. The Board currently has 30 members, including the five (5) non-voting committee chairs.

Membership Benefits

TPCH members play an active role in shaping our communities’ response to homelessness. In addition to making your voice heard, TPCH members receive:

  • News and updates regarding federal, state, and local policies and initiatives related to homelessness and its underlying causes
  • Free and discounted training and conference registrations
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from colleagues and system leaders
  • Option for letters of support when submitting grant applications aligned with TPCH’s mission and values (Organizational Members)
  • Recognition of collaborative participation from local, state, and federal funders (Organizational Members)

For more information about TPCH and membership options, please contact tpch@tucsonaz.gov.

Membership Forms

There are no dues and new members are welcome to join at any time. TPCH offers three membership options for individuals and organizations.

Any individual or organization can become a General Member by attending a TPCH Meeting.  General Members participate in TPCH discussions, receive TPCH updates, and may be nominated to serve on the Continuum of Care Board, Committees, and workgroups. 

General members are asked to complete a brief General Membership Registration so that we can help them connect with the TPCH groups and activities in which they are interested.

Community members who share TPCH’s commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Pima County are eligible to apply for Individual Voting Membership. TPCH strongly encourages people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to join.  Individuals can establish voting membership in TPCH by:

  1. Attending any three meetings of the TPCH General Council, Committees, and/or Subcommittees in a three-month period,
  2. Completing the Individual Membership Application, and
  3. Abiding by the TPCH Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct.

To maintain voting privileges, Individual Voting Members are required to participate in a minimum of one TPCH committee or subcommittee meeting per quarter and attend at least two meetings of the TPCH General Council annually.

Note: Individuals employed by or otherwise representing Organizational Voting Members may join TPCH as non-voting General Members but may not be Individual Voting Members.

TPCH welcomes membership from faith-based, grassroots, not-for-profit, business, healthcare, education, workforce, and other partnering organizations. Organizations which share TPCH’s commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Pima County are eligible to apply for Organizational Voting Membership in TPCH by:

  1. Attending any three formal meetings of the TPCH General Council, Committees, or Subcommittees in a three-month period,
  2. Completing the Organizational Membership Application, and
  3. Abiding by the TPCH Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct.

Organizational Voting Members are required to:

  • Support the implementation of the Continuum of Care’s Homeless Management Information System and Coordinated Entry System as described in the TPCH Governance Charter
  • Contribute staff capacity to planning and implementing the annual Point In Time Count of people experiencing homelessness in Pima County
  • If a housing service provider, implements Housing First principles and evidence-based practices
  • Additional participation requirements apply to member agencies receiving Continuum of Care and/or Emergency Solutions Grant Program funding and are described in the TPCH Governance Charter, TPCH Written Standards, TPCH HMIS Operating Policies and Procedures, and TPCH Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures available at https://tpch.net/about/tpch-governing-documents/.

To maintain voting privileges, Organizational Voting Members are required to participate in a minimum of one committee or subcommittee per quarter and attend at least two meetings of the TPCH General Council annually.

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Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is ON as of NOVEMBER 19, 2019

To join ODF, go to The Salvation Army Hospitality House, 1002 N. Main Ave., Tucson between 2-5 pm for intake. Dinner is served 5-6 pm.

Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is Tucson's winter severe-weather emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. ODF goes into effect when weather predictions are for overnight temperatures of 40°F or lower with rain, 35°F or lower without rain, or when wind chill factors indicate a health hazard from exposure. You do not need an ID or a TB card to participate in ODF.

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