Committees

Committees and Workgroups

In addition to having regular monthly meetings, the Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A. has the following active committees and workgroups.

Resource Development Committee

Chair:  Pamala Handrow – Catherine Marian Housing/Bethany Apartments

Role: The Resource Development Committee (RDC) is responsible for identifying and developing financial and personnel resources to increase the CoC capacity for serving the homeless and for homeless prevention. The RDC identifies potential funding sources and assists with the preparation and oversight of grants. In addition, the RDC identifies staff development issues, resources, and training. The RDC is responsible for increasing the overall capacity of the CoC and, as such, oversees performance evaluation and the development of a coordinated assessment system in Racine County.

Join the RDC email group!

HMIS Committee

Chair:  Irma Love – Homeless Aassistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role: The HMIS Committee is responsible for developing  policies and procedures , identifying training needs and opportunities, and overseeing agency data quality.  Wisconsin Service Point (WISP) is Wisconsin’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Join the HMIS email group!

WORKGROUPS

Coordinated Entry Workgroup

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Coordinated Entry Workgroup is responsible for developing and implementing standards for Coordinated Entry.  Training other organizations in CE is also a duty of this workgroup.

Join the e-mail list by clicking on the HMIS e-mail link above.

Prevention Workgroup

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Prevention Workgroup is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to address prevention of homelessness. The current focus of the committee is on Coordinated Entry related to prevention.

Join the e-mail list by clicking on the HMIS e-mail link above.

Housing Workgroup

Chair:  AJ Jelks, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role: The Housing Workgroup is responsible to identify and implement strategies designed to increase housing stability, maximize the use of existing housing resources, identify and develop new housing opportunities and increase the number of clients placed in permanent housing.

Join the Housing Workgroup email group!

Income Workgroup

Chair:  Vacant

Role: The Income Workgroup is responsible to identify and implement strategies designed to assist clients in accessing            non-cash mainstream benefits and maximize opportunities to obtain and maintain employment opportunities.

Join the Income Workgroup email group!

 Case Manager Workgroup

Chair:  Sharen Pease, Center for Veterans issues

Role:  The case manager workgroup was formed to enhance communication and build relationships between front-line staff across the Continuum of Care, as well as provide a forum for training and development.

Join the Case Managers Workgroup email group!

Please visit our Meeting Minutes page to view minutes of past meetings.

Working to Prevent and End Homelessness in Racine County, Wisconsin.