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Our History & Purpose

The Out-Wayne County Continuum of Care began in 1996 under the name Out-Wayne County Homeless Services Coalition. Since then, it has evolved into a planning body made up of service providers, partner organizations, and community members working towards eliminating homelessness in the Out-Wayne County area. The Continuum of Care (COC) is recommended by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a comprehensive and strategic approach to address homelessness. 

Out-Wayne County's CoC Goals

  • Identify supportive services and housing needs
  • Connect individuals and families to affordable housing
  • Increase the capacity of  community partners to  eliminate homelessness
  • Raise and act on issues that cause homelessness and substandard housing.

Come See What We're About!

We welcome everyone from the community to attend our meetings and help to bring about solutions for changes. Katherine W. Phillips stated in Greater Good Magazine “Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving.”  Residents, businesses, service providers and  formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to attend our meetings. The only thing you need is a desire to make a difference in your community by being a part of our conversation.