The Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness is a coalition of housing and service providers, local government and the broader community working together to prevent and end homelessness in Orange County.
The 2013 Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care Program Competition has been released. Project Applications are due to Jamie Rohe, Homeless Programs Coordinator, by Friday December 20, 2013. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying or would like more information or visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care webpage.
The seventh, annual Project Connect was held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill. Project Connect is a FREE event that provides essential services to people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessless.
This year 250 guests received an average of 10 services each. THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS (over 300 of them) AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (over 50) WHO MADE IT A WONDERFUL EVENT!
The Partnership's 2012 Annual Report highlights its achievements in increasing access to Housing, Employment and Services.
The Orange County Resources Guide contains comprehensive information about services for those in need including housing, employment, education, health & dental care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment/recovery, emergency assistance, food, legal services and more. How to Obtain Important ID Documents has information about how to obtain birth certificates, Social Security cards, voter registration cards, driver's licenses/picture IDs and a free PO Box. Additional resources can be found here.
You can help end homelessness!
- Form a Support Circle to serve as a support network for a person or family transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Contact Kathy Millikan: email@example.com.
- Volunteer with or hire graduates of the Job Partners program that helps people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness become job-ready and find employment. Contact the Community Empowerment Fund.
- Donate a working or non-working vehicle through Wheels4Hope to enable a Job Partners graduate to obtain a car to get to their job!
- You can make a tax-deductible contribution to either the Job Partners program or Project Connect through the Orange County Community Giving Fund; please click on this link:
People who live and/or work in Orange County and are interested in providing leadership to ending and preventing homelessness in our community are welcome to apply to volunteer on the Partnership to End Homelessness' Leadership Team. Applications can be completed electronically or downloaded. See the 2013 Leadership Team members.
Subscribers to the Partnership to End Homelessness listserv will receive periodic emails about activities, volunteer opportunities, and the work of our partners in helping to prevent and end homelessness in our community.
For more information, email Jamie Rohe, Homeless Programs Coordinator, or call 919-245-2496.