Continuum of Services Committee purpose:

The Continuum of Services Committee is responsible for:

a. compiling, reviewing and making available to the Board information concerning the inventory of housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless; completing an annual gaps analysis; identifying emerging needs of those at imminent risk of homelessness and engaging other homeless service organizations in addressing those needs;

b. recommending to the Board the development and enhancements of a comprehensive and coordinated assessment system and standardized assessment tools to be used across the TPCH Continuum of Care;

c. recommending to the Board proven strategies for prioritizing the use of Emergency Solutions Grants; acting as a liaison between and among city, county, state, and federal funding sources for the Emergency Solutions Grant; advising on the selection of grant recipients, performance measures, alignment with goals and evaluation procedures; and, presenting identified service gaps to the Board for discussion;

d. expanding community-wide economic development opportunities and strengthen individual financial stability, including creating an inventory of all employment programs within the TPCH Continuum of Care and educating member organizations about these resources;

e. advocating for and providing education to young adults exiting foster care, and individuals discharged homeless from hospitals, jails, prisons and other institutions; developing and distributing a resource list appropriate to each population served; and,

f. coordinating providers of education and homeless services for youth to plan for outreach, prevention, education, and evaluation of homeless youth programs.

Committee Minutes


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