How To Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with helping out the homeless in our community, Find information about different local groups as well as national conferences and organizations focused on ending homelessness.

We are seeking VOLUNTEERS for the 2024 Point in Time (PIT) Count.

Please click HERE and sign up as a volunteer

The PIT Count is the annual Housing Survey conducted in Stark County to count those experiencing homelessness. A count is required nationwide, at the end of January, for communities to receive federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless programs. The Night of the Count will be Sunday, January 28, 2024, with surveys being conducted over the following seven days.  Street Count volunteers will go out in small teams to search for people living on the street in Stark County. Service-Based Count volunteers will be stationed in service locations around the county, such as meal sites, libraries, bus stations, for 2–3 hour shifts in groups of two – four to survey those experiencing homelessness.

Membership to the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC)

HCCSC always welcomes new members! To become a member, click HERE and complete the HCCSC membership form with your name, title, agency affiliation/job, email and telephone number.

Members’ meetings are held three times each year. All members are required to commit to attending at least two meetings each year.

2023 Members’ Meeting Dates

  • March 13, 2023
  • July 17, 2023
  • November 20, 2023

Stark County Homeless Services Collaborative (HSC)

The Collaborative is a group of local agencies that provide direct service to homeless clients and others who have an interest in addressing homelessness. Its focus is to end homelessness by identifying gaps in the homeless system and devising solutions to eliminate those gaps and to improve service delivery.

To join the HSC listserv, email Aaron Wagster AaronW@ican-inc.org or April Magno  April.Magno@catholiccharitiesps.org

 

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS for the 2024 Point in Time (PIT) Count.  The PIT Count is the annual Housing Survey conducted in Stark County to count those experiencing homelessness. A count is required nationwide, at the end of January, for communities to receive federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless programs. The Night of the Count will be Sunday, January 28, 2024, with surveys being conducted over the following seven days.  Street Count volunteers will go out in small teams to search for people living on the street in Stark County. Service-Based Count volunteers will be stationed in service locations around the county, such as meal sites, libraries, bus stations, for 2–3 hour shifts in groups of two – four to survey those experiencing homelessness.

State and National Resources and Conferences

For additional information about the efforts to end homelessness throughout our country and our state, please click the links below. Several of the organizations listed have annual conferences and other events; find their Events pages to get the details.

National

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Ohio

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)

Corporation for Supportive Housing – Ohio Chapter (CSH Ohio)

Committees

HCCSC has five standing committees:

  1. Executive Committee
  2. System Performance Committee
  3. Recipient Approval & Evaluation Committee
  4. Coordinated Entry Committee
  5. HMIS Committee

For details regarding each standing committee’s role and responsibilities, please see the HCCSC Governance Charter.

Want to Join a Committee?

Other than the Executive Committee, which is composed of the Board Officers, HCCSC members may request to serve on a standing committee by completing the 

Prospective HCCSC Committee Member Questionnaire and returning the form to Marcie Bragg (executive director of Stark Housing Network, management organization of HCCSC) by email or by mail at 408 Ninth St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44707. Approval to serve on a standing committee is required in accordance with Policy A.1: Guidelines Governing HCCSC Committee Service.

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