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Coordinated Entry Town Hall Meeting October 14th, 2019

Attention Coalition Members, Community Partners, and Persons Experiencing Homelessness:
The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting its final Coordinated Entry Town Hall Meeting for 2019!
Please plan on attending for important updates from the Coordinated Entry Work Group followed by a community discussion of the CE Hub model where we will identify next steps for improving the Coordinated Entry System!
 
Meeting Details:
Monday, October 14th, 2019
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Mohart Multipurpose Building
3200 Wayne Avenue
Multipurpose Room
Parking in Rear of Building

2019 DMH Regional Housing Conferences

This free, local conference will be held on November 19-20,2019. The conference will provide education on how to access permanent and rapid rehousing programs locally, how to avoid and deal with evictions, and much more.
Registration is required and space is limited, so please register early.

Help Spread the Word!

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, and KCMO Health Department are conducting a research study about intimate partner violence in the LGBT community.

Please help us spread the word by sharing their survey!

Notice for HMIS LA Applicants-A selection team is currently been assembled and has meet once and will meet again in mid-October and will have recommendation for the board by early November.

Committees

October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Community Standards Committee
  • Hub Captain Meeting
2
3
4
  • Monthly Board Meeting
5
6
7
  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
8
  • CE Workgroup
9
  • CoC Progress & Eval Committee Meeting
10
  • PIT Committee
  • Supportive Services Committee Meeting
11
  • Administration Committee Meeting
12
13
14
  • Coordinated Entry HUB "Town Hall" Meeting
  • Coordinated Entry HUB "Town Hall" Meeting
15
  • Hub Captain Meeting
16
  • Coalition Monthly Meeting
17
  • Education and Training C'tee
18
  • Administration Committee Meeting
19
20
21
  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
22
  • CE Workgroup
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
29
  • Hub Captain Meeting
30
31

GKCCEH-What-We-Do

What We Do

GKCCEH is the Lead Agency of the Jackson County, MO and Wyandotte County, KS Continuum of Care. This team of committed nonprofit professionals work to collaborate with community stakeholders, provide an up-to-date By-Name List to be utilized for housing clients experiencing homelessness, promote education, and direct area agencies that desire to receive HUD funding through the yearly Continuum of Care Program Competition.

 

Mission Statement

"Provide leadership, accountability and oversight in the Kansas City area to support a framework that addresses the causes of homelessness and increases access to stable housing."

 

GKCCEH-Collaboration

Collaboration

GKCCEH collaborates with many different service providers to ensure the best care possible for clients.

  • Housing Providers
  • Mental Health Providers
  • State and Local Governments
  • Homeless Service Providers
  • And more!
GKCCEH-Coordinated-Entry

Coordinated Entry

GKCCEH is committed to maintaining an updated By-Name List in order to efficiently house this community's most vulnerable. For more information on the Coordinated Entry process, please visit the tab at the top of the home page.

GKCCEH-Continuum-of-Care

Continuum of Care Program Competition

HUD makes available more than $2.1 billion in funding yearly to serve persons experiencing homelessness. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by providing funding for efforts pursued by service providers of all types.

GKCCEH-Education-Advocacy

Education and Advocacy

Continuing education for all community agencies is key in turning the tide in the battle against homelessness. Trainings, speaking engagements, and other educational opportunities are always available. Please see our community calendar for more information!

GKCCEH-Data-Reporting

Data and Reporting

  • Measuring successes in the fight against homelessness
  • Finding creative new ways to create and implement data
  • Utilizing a community-wide, united approach to utilize meaningful data

GKCCEH

The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness is the Lead Agency of the Wyandotte County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri Continuum of Care. You will find us and members of our Coalition working hard throughout the community to end homelessness in the Kansas City metro.

Board of Directors

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Matt Watkins

Board Chair
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Hillary Beuschel

Board Vice-Chair
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Brian McKiernan

Treasurer
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Cara Hoover

Secretary

Our Team

Heather Hoffman

Executive Director

Marqueia Watson, MSW

Director of Programs

Alyxandra Gideon

Entry Systems Coordinator

Cayla DeChane

Policy and Procedure Coordinator

Spotlights/Success Stories

We had a shelter plus care tenant who has been successfully housed on our program for the past four years. As of 3/15/19 we successfully transitioned her in her housing unit to a Mainstream voucher with the housing authority.

Amy

Missouri Department of Mental Health

One of our clients went from initial assessment to sleeping in his new residence in less than a week!

Doug

Metro Lutheran Ministries

People in Emergency Shelters
People in Transitional Living Programs
Unsheltered
People
People in Safe Haven Housing
Unaccompanied
Youth
Total Homeless Parenting Youth

*Disclaimer: These statistics were gathered during the 2018 Point-In-Time Count and 2018 Youth Counts. As data collection strategies improve, the accuracy of these numbers shall, too.