CACH’s success relies heavily upon its volunteer committees! These working committees plan and execute meaningful opportunities to support students, families, and individuals experiencing homelessness. We welcome you to join the conversation by getting involved in our working committees. All are welcome! Please contact the committee chairs or co-chairs below with any questions.
Planning & Resource Development Committee
This Committee focuses on those areas as described in the bylaws, Article VI.
Chair- Mike Weisberg Members-
- Mike Weisberg, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Angela Parker-Quarles
- Darrel Reinford
- Dennise Hill
- Emily Nardella
- Francis Lavender
- Heather Cotignola-Pickens
- Kyla D. Harvey
- LaCresha Davenport
- Leslie Fick
- Marilyn Bellesfield
- Randie Yeager
- Stacey Coldren
- Symphany Jones
- Tabitha Kramer
- Yolanda Finger
Public Information and Education Committee
This Committee focuses on increasing the community’s awareness of homelessness and its devastating effect on individuals and families in our community. The Committee will also utilize social media and media outlets to provide educational material to the community to generate support for the unified efforts of the coalition and to encourage support for CACH’s community partners. Activities include communicating information to public officials and funding sources to inform them of CACH’s mission and need for financial support. Educational and advocacy initiatives are conducted with public officials to encourage support for policies and legislation that promotes assistance for programs/services that help to end homelessness.
This Committee collaborates with public housing authorities, affordable housing developers, housing advocates groups, housing specialists, state and local government agencies providing funding for affordable housing and agencies providing supportive services to increase the availability of affordable permanent housing options to meet the need of individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Committee will promote the development of new affordable permanent housing options utilizing private and public funding sources. The Committee will also work with the existing landlord community to provide housing options for low income and homeless consumers. The Committee utilizes Best Practice Models including Housing First in the development of new housing initiatives with supportive services.
- Mike Weisberg, Chair (email@example.com)
- LaCresha Davenport, Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coordinated Entry Committee
This Committee develops and implements the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for CACH. The main purpose of the CES is to ensure that households with the most severe service needs, longest homeless history and most vulnerabilities are prioritized for housing assistance and receive those services within a very limited time frame. The Coordinated Entry Committee is charged with establishing written policies and procedures governing the operation of the CES that align with ESG and HUD requirements. The Committee will provide CES monitoring reports and system measure reports, as well as reporting on its effectiveness and opportunities for enhancement to the CACH Board.
- Chair- Marilyn Bellesfield, Chair (email@example.com)
- Yolanda Finger, Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Service Delivery and Data Committee
This Committee coordinates and develops partnerships with service providers/agencies to provide an effective system of supportive services to help prevent consumers from becoming homeless and reduce time they experience homelessness. The Committee will promote Best Practices that assure a centralized entry point for consumers with a coordinated case management system that facilitates access to services such as health care, mental health, drug and alcohol, income assistance, employment, transportation and housing services. The Committee will evaluate the service delivery system on an ongoing basis and will formulate strategies to improve the system. Committee activities also includes developing training programs for direct service providers to improve service referrals, strengthen case management practices and to maximize the coordination of services. Coordinate the implementation of the CACH HMIS data collection. Each year the Committee will coordinate CACH’s Point-in-Time Survey and present an annual report with the results.
- Kyla D. Harvey, Chair (email@example.com)
- Heather Cotignola-Pickens, Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Homelessness Prevention Committee
The Committee develops short- and long-term strategies to prevent the occurrence /reoccurrence of homelessness in Dauphin County. Collaboration and coordination with homeless service providers and faith-based organizations is maintained to promote a homeless service delivery system that seeks to prevent repeat homelessness or make it a short and less frequent occurrence. The Committee seeks to identify the root causes of homelessness and works with community agencies and organizations to develop strategies to remediate them. The Committee provides education and information to facilities, organizations and institutions to promote discharge planning processes, policies and procedures that prevent the discharge of consumers to homelessness.
- Angela Parker-Quarles, Chair (email@example.com)