The Continuum of Care has several Committees that work together on projects designed to end homelessness in Flint/Genesee County.
Genesee County homeless Awareness Task Force
Each year the Genesee County Homeless Awareness Task Force coordinates volunteers to count homeless citazens in Genessee County. This count, called the Genesee County Homeless People Count, normally takes place during the last 10 days of January. This is an actual count of homeless people throughout the county. Volunteers take to the streets in an attempt to locate homeless citazens in public places, parks, and any other place that has been identified as a place where homeless people congregate or are living. The purpose of this count twofold;
1.) to get a good baseline number of the homeless people in the county who may or may not be recieving services; and
2.) to take resources and information directly to the people who need them.
The Committee Concerned with Housing
The committee concerned with housing is a sub-committee of the Continuum of Care in which shelter providers meet to discuss, and attempt to resolve issues related to the current system, gaps in services, and any other shelter related issue or emerging problem.
Project Homeless Connect Planning Committee
The Project Homeless Connect Planning Committee plans annual Project Homeless (PHC) events. PHC events are events that bring resources and services to individuals and families who are homeless or near homeless while educating the community on issues of homelessness. The 2009 PHC event is currently being planned for to coincide with National Homeless Awareness Week (Noveember 8th-14th).