Northeast Florida CoC | July 2018
Homelessness News: Together We Shine
Collaboration sees dip in homeless numbers, but progress ...

They left "turfdom" and egos at the door.About 30 social service agencies agreed to work in concert to end homelessness in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties by sharing data and resources, meeting monthly and involving local governments and...

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Leaders who Inspire

Our community is beyond lucky to have strong, mission-driven leaders like Cindy Funkhouser, CEO of I.M Sulzbacher , and Cindy Watson, CEO of JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) because these leaders show up every day!

In June, Cindy Funkhouser was named a 2018 Eve award winner and we understand why. She wears her determination on her sleeve.

Then there's Cindy Watson, another community super hero, who recently received recognition as the Florida Diversity Council's 2018 LGBT Leader of the Year.

And a few weeks later, Leadership Florida honored JASMYN with the Florida Regional Impact Award .

We're fortunate to have these two leaders as a part of our community and Continuum of Care.

Way to go and way to show up!
The Streets Don't Lie, August Surge
Calling all volunteers!

On August 28, 2018, we're hitting the streets again and we need you!

This time around, it is an evening shift from 5:30 to 9:00 pm and we will canvass Downtown, Riverside and the Jacksonville Beaches.

What will you do? Under the leadership of a Zone Commander and trained personnel, you will go out in small groups to survey p eople who are homeless and living on the streets.

If you are action-minded and want to be part of the solution, please  RSVP here   or call (904) 352-2828 for more information !
FY 2018 HUD CoC Program Competition
The Northeast Florida Continuum of Care's application process is well underway.

We completed our Bidder's Conferences last week and want to thank everyone who attended! Together - we can make a difference!

As a reminder, if your organization is considering submitting an application, please click here to send your Letter of Intent today, Thursday, July 26th to Monique Elton.

Other important dates:
HMIS/Ranking & Scoring Training Sessions
  • Monday, July 30th, 1-3 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 1-3 pm

Registered Applicants submit e-snaps applications
  • Friday, August 3rd, end of day

If you have any questions, please let us know !
Join Today! Be a CoC Member
The Northeast Florida Continuum of Care began as a grassroots effort with passionate community and religious leaders guiding the way. And we've made substantial progress.

What does it take to affect change? Driven and determined stakeholders like YOU!

If you care about homelessness and want to be a part of the solution, please join us.

The general membership meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall at 225 East Duval Street, 8:30 to 10:00 am. Our next meeting is August 9th.

You can learn more about CoC Membership here .
We Know YOU know - Knowledge is Power
Upcoming training…

On August 2nd, join us for the monthly HMIS New User and HMIS Report training.
  • HMIS New User is 9 am - 12 pm
  • Report training is 1 pm - 3 pm 

Please email the HMIS Team for more information. 
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
What's Coming up in the Next Month?
Clara White Mission Ramping up for Training!
Introduction sessions begin soon for multiple certification programs.

To enroll in classes, participants must attend one introductory session:

  • July 27th
  • August 3rd
  • August 10th
  • August 17th

Classes begin August 20th

Call 904-354-4162, ext. 1127 to enroll today!

Let's help our friends at Mission House beat the heat and meet the demands of an increase in capacity!

When: Every 4th Tuesday, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Hemming Park

Please join us!

On August 28th - we'll be conducting the The Streets Don't Lie Surge and we'd love to see you there. RSVP here .
And a few Dates to Save

September 28th - LifeBuilder's Graduation

November 21st - Thanksgiving Banquet

December 21st - Christmas Lunch Banquet
2018 Annual Florida Coalition for the Homeless Conference

Embracing Change | Achieving Success

When: October 31st to November 2nd
Where: Renaissance Orlando Seaworld

Would you like to be a sponsor? If so, contact Lili High for more information.
Working to ensure homelessness is rare, brief and a one-time event!
For Veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, we've come a long way. In 2016, the number of Veterans who were homeless was over 300 people. Today, our community report identifies just over 60 Veterans experiencing homelessness.

We're encouraged by our community's determination, collaboration, and results.

You can learn more about Built For Zero here.
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting August 9th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC