Let's Homelessness

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.

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.

Continuum of Care News

GKCCEH 2019 COC Program NOFA QUICK GUIDE now available!

For your review:
GKCCEH staff have prepared the attached guide sheet,
which provides a broad overview of what to expect, and how to prepare for the 2019 COC Program NOFA Competition.
 
 
Don't forget: Staff will also be hosting "Office Hours"
to address your NOFA-related questions on:
Thursday, July 25, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
webinar link:
 
 
There are many important dates and deadlines during the competition.
 
 
NOFA Updates and Resources:
 
 
NOFA Contacts:
Heather Hoffman, Executive Director
 
 
Marqueia Watson, MSW, Director of Programs
 

FY 2019 Continuum of Care Funding Competition NoFA Now Available

In a continuing effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today is making a record $2.3 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide.

Please view the below press release for more information on this exciting opportunity for our coc!

FY 2019 CoC NoFA Timeline Now Available for Viewing

MO-604 Continuum of Care HMIS Request For Proposals Now Available for Viewing

Submission Deadline, September 2, 2019

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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!
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Committees

August 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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  • ESNAPS Training 1 of 2
2
  • Monthly Board Meeting
  • ESNAPS Training 2 of 2
  • Youth CE Task Force Meeting
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5
  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
6
  • Community Standards Committee
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  • PIT Committee
  • Supportive Services Committee Meeting
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  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
13
  • CE Workgroup
14
  • CoC Progress & Eval Committee Meeting
15
  • Education & Training Committee
16
  • Administration Committee Meeting
17
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  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
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  • Coalition Monthly Meeting
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  • GKCCEH Placement Team Meeting
27
  • CE Workgroup
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Board of Directors

Matthew-Watkins

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

Sean Anderson

Engagement 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