The Greater Seacoast Coalition to End Homelessness

In 2009, United Way of the Greater Seacoast brought together thought leaders from the Greater Seacoast region to begin a collective discussion of strategic and long-term solutions to homelessness.

Since that time, the Coalition has produced some great results: a Needs Assessment (of the resources and gaps in this region), research and outreach to learn of promising practices in other communities, coordination of a “Hearth Act” clinic in preparation for HUD’s requirements (2011) and most recently the launch of a Regional Coordinated Access Program. (Read more about Coordinated Access here!)

The Coordinated Access program has already proven to be successful in terms of the supports being offered to homeless and imminently homeless individuals and families and coupled with events like the recent Summit on Housing and Homelessness (coordinated by the Coalition) momentum is building for continued work on homelessness issue.

Resources:
Report on 2014 Homelessness Summit (PDF)
Summit Executive Summary (PDF)
Community Care Teams (PDF)
9 Core Priorities (PDF)

Related stories:
Homelessness Summit tackles the big issues
Access Success (Coordinated Access)

The Struggle (A Profile of the Homeless Center for Strafford County
A Safe Port in the Storm (a Profile of Fair Tide)
Finally Home (A Profile of Seacoast Family Promise)

Greater Seacoast Coalition to End Homelessness Steering Committee
Betsey Andrews-Parker, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Mary Oplinger, Fair Tide, Inc.
Martha Stone, Cross Roads House
Helen Taft, Families First Health & Support Center
Craig Welch, Portsmouth Housing Authority
Lauren Wool, United Way of the Greater Seacoast

Greater Seacoast Coalition on Homelessness Summit Planning Committee
Betsey Andrews-Parker, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Sandra Beaudry, Program Director, Cross Roads House
Lauren Berman, Welfare Director, City of Somersworth
Susan Durkin, Clinical Director, Healthcare for the Homeless, Families First Health & Support Center
Pati Frew-Waters, Executive Director, Seacoast Family Promise
Mary Oplinger, Fair Tide, Inc.
Lauren Wool, United Way of the Greater Seacoast

Greater Seacoast Coalition on Homelessness Coordinated Access Partners
United Way of the Greater Seacoast
A Safe Place
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Cross Roads House
Fair Tide, Inc.
Families First Health & Support Center
Families in Transition Permanent Supportive Housing
Harbor Homes Supportive Services to Veteran Families
Homeless Center of Strafford County
My Friend’s Place
New Generation
NH 211


Municipal Welfare Offices
Barrington
Dover
Exeter
Farmington
Lee
Hampton
Portsmouth
Raymond
Rochester
Seabrook
Somersworth
Stratham
Rockingham Community Action

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