Committees

Advocacy/ Public Relations  – The committee is responsible for keeping the Coalition informed about issues, decisions and opportunities that affect the clients we serve who are struggling with homelessness, poverty and the many variables that surround these issues. This will also include works to develop promotional materials and press releases for coalition events and activities. This committee also oversees the website and any other social media sites.

Executive Committee – The Executive Committee consists of a cabinet of elected and appointed members.  The four officer positions are elected by the coalition membership, and the President appoints other cabinet members as deemed necessary.

Membership Committee – The Membership Committee greets new members and monitors the status of members with regards to attendance and dues.

Event Committees- Plan and implements coalition public events such as:

  • Community Program and Information Fair  – an information fair for consumers, volunteers, staff, and organizations that provide services for low income people.
  • Help for the Homeless – an annual collection for personal hygiene products for local housing providers.
  • Housing Resource Day – area housing and service providers are co-located to provide resources to those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Hunger & Homeless Awareness Committee  – group that plans various events throughout the year around hunger and homeless issues.  
  • A Pair and a Spare – Annual event held to obtain new under garments and socks for those students in need.
  • Point in Time Count (PIT) – Community members and providers come together to physically search for homeless individuals and families on the street and offering resource and referral twice a year. The counts occur the last Wednesday in January and July and are conducted statewide.

Service Providers Committee – Works to enhance and expand shelter and affordable housing opportunities and related support services in Brown County through identification of needs/gaps in services, coordination of community/provider collaborations, and facilitation of efforts to mobilize available resources and identify funding options.

Systems Committee – Provides an initial, comprehensive assessment of the needs of an individual and families for housing services. It is designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals. It covers a identified geographical area and is easily accessed by individuals or families seeking housing or services.