Continuum of Care All-Membership Meetings
Community partners gather twice a year at Continuum of Care All Membership Meetings. At these meetings, people learn about the community’s efforts to end homelessness. People share updates and discuss issues impacting the CoC. It’s a great way to get connected to the CoC. We talk about ways to get involved, like events, committees, and other opportunities. Formal CoC members must attend at least one All Membership Meeting each year.
Our next meeting is Friday, December 9th from 12:30-2pm at the Michigan & Huron Rooms in the Learning Resource Center (4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48108).
2022 brought many changes to Washtenaw County's CoC. This meeting is an opportunity to come together to review where we've been over the past year and discuss possibilities for 2023. The agenda will be flexible to provide ample opportunity for participant-directed discussion. All are welcome to attend! If you are part of the homelessness response system within Washtenaw County but unfamiliar with the CoC, if you are an existing partner and want to provide feedback on CoC policies, or if you are an interested community member, this meeting is for you! As a reminder, formal CoC members must attend at least one CoC Membership Meeting each year.
Please RSVP to help us plan for how many people will be attending.
May 6, 2022 Meeting
At the May 2022 meeting we talked about the structure of the CoC: what is working and what could be better. This conversation is part of our ongoing work to increase transparency and engagement in the CoC.
Over 30 people participated in the meeting. Kristin Kunes (OCED) opened the meeting with an overview of how the CoC currently operates. Lindsey Bishop Gilmore and Catherine Distelrath (Corporation for Supportive Housing) facilitated the conversation. Participants talked about how to include frontline staff and people with lived expertise in decisions. We also discussed ways more people can get involved in and understand the work of CoC committees. The meeting was not recorded so participants could feel free to speak honestly. Participants' anonymous responses to the polls conducted during the meeting are available.