A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative funding and planning approach that helps communities plan for and provide a full range of emergency, transitional and permanent housing and other service resources to address the various needs of homeless persons. As an entity, a CoC serves three main purposes:
Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (CO-504) encompasses El Paso County Colorado.
For more information about the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), training and reporting, see Community Information Systems.
For information on the current HMIS RFP process, see HMIS RFP information.
Pikes Peak Continuum of Care Charter – adopted 10/2/2014; revised 9/8/2016
This is the visual representation of the CoC’s 10 year strategic plan (2016-2026)
This document is a work in progress and will be updated regularly as committees and work groups are formed to address specific strategies and tactics. New versions will be noted with a new date, so check back periodically.
This is the presentation given at the PPCoC membership meeting in April 2016.
Continuum of Care Consolidated Applications:
The Coordinated Entry (CE) process was designed to implement the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care’s vision to “have a durable system of places and programs to ensure that all people facing homelessness have access to housing and the supportive services to sustain their quality of life.” CE provides timely access to appropriate resources through a centralized, equitable, person-centered process that preserves choice, dignity, and transparency.
The CE process includes:
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CE VI-SPDAT Training:
2015 Continuum of Care Summit
Program: “Community Summit to Prevent and End Homelessness”
Matt Bennett: “Empathy: Understanding People Experiencing Homelessness”
Barbara DiPietro: “The National Role in Ending Homelessness: The Power of Policy and Advocacy”
Aimee Cox: “Mind the Gap: The Disparity Between Income and the Cost of Housing”
Tatiana Bailey: “The Economic Impacts of Homelessness at a Community Level”
Lloyd Pendleton: “Housing First: Concepts That Work”
David Bridge: “A People-Centered Approach: Phoenix, Arizona”
Lloyd Pendleton: “Engaging the Community”
Lloyd Pendleton: Daily Show Interview
Kimberley Sherwood - Open Space
Videos:Lloyd Pendleton – Harm Reduction