Homeless Prevention Coalition
For more information, email the Prevention Coordinator
Mission: To prevent homelessness through partnerships and creative solutions that lead to effective interventions in the lives of those at-risk of homelessness.
Vision: A community without homelessness where those at-risk are able to access the resources they need to remain housed.
1st Thursday of every month, 11:30-1
Evansville Christian Life Center, Accent on Christ Building
Lunch is available at ECLC kitchen or you are welcome to bring something
Core Coalition: Responsible for planning and strategy for Coalition activities; meets monthly Full Coalition: Responsible for final decisions on proposed activities and implementation; meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) with the Core Coalition
The Homeless Prevention Coalition is a collaborative organization that seeks to solve community problems with community response. The Coalition was founded in February of 2010. Since its inception, the Coalition has developed expertise around homeless prevention and is focusing on the following strategies:
- Coordinated Intake – Develop an intake process that identifies households most at-risk of homelessness throughout the community and points them to the Coalition to receive coordinated services
- Financial Assistance – Provide flexible, coordinated financial assistance to meet the household's immediate housing need; Develop a housing plan and provide other case management as needed to support households receiving financial assistance
- Child Care – Provide a child care resource for at-risk households that enables a family to look for work or bridges the gap between when a family needs child care assistance and when they are able to begin receiving child care vouchers or raise their income enough to afford child care
- Neighborhood Development – Train community leaders about homeless prevention risk factors and resources and provide guidelines for providing counsel to family, neighbors, and friends who may be at-risk of homelessness; Integrate homeless prevention strategies into community revitalization projects targeting areas with concentrated number of at-risk households
- Mainstream Resources – Train community agencies, especially churches and volunteers, about what mainstream resources are available and how to connect those in need; Identify barriers to accessing mainstream resources that can be removed at the local level and work with local mainstream resource service providers to do so