The Community Council of St. Charles County is the lead agency for the St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren County Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care homeless coalition addresses homelessness in our Community. We collect information about the extent of homelessness in our community, inventory shelter and other homeless resources and identify gaps in services for the homeless. Coalition members work closely together to make efficient use of existing resources as well as to develop new homeless resources for the community. Participation in the Continuum of Care process allows agencies to apply for competitive federal funding to provide homeless services in St. Charles County .
The Continuum model of homeless services includes Outreach/Intake & Assessment, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Supportive Services, Permanent Supportive Housing and Permanent Housing, as well as rapid rehousing of homeless families as appropriate.
The Continuum of Care meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. This coalition is facilitated by Dottie Kastigar - 636-978-2277. Contact Dottie for more information or to join the Continuum of Care.
Click here for the current Continuum meeting schedule with locations.
Other Program Activities
Point-in-Time Homeless Count: The Continuum of Care conducts a one-day count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless in the Tri-County area. The count is conducted during the last week of January each year. The next homeless count will be held on Jan. 25th, 2012.
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS): Community Council of St. Charles is the lead agency and program administrator for the Tri-County Homeless Management Information System. Municipal Information Systems, Inc. (MISI) hosts the ROSIE database system for our Continuum. Continuum members receiving federal and state homeless funding are required to participate in the ROSIE system.
Community Education: Continuum members are available to provide community presentations on homelessness in our Community. Call Dottie to schedule a presentation.
The Hidden Homeless: Uncovering an Epidemic from Raymond Castile on Vimeo.