Welcome to the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition
Next meeting: May 7th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., 565 W. Myrtle in Boise
(Idaho Housing & Finance Association, 1st floor conference room)
The Homeless Coalition in Boise City/Ada County is a diverse membership group of homeless service provider agencies, homeless persons, volunteers, advocates, and concerned individuals committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, and coordinated services. Members of the Coalition act as a voice so that no homeless or at risk individual or family shall be without proper services or needed assistance; and provides a forum for exchanging information between member agencies and individuals.
The Homeless Coalition typically meets the first Wednesday of every month, except in July, at Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s 1st floor conference room (565 W. Myrtle in Boise). While there are other “roundtable” meetings and collaborative processes that occur in the Treasure Valley, the Homeless Coalition’s primary distinction is its dedication to advocacy for persons experiencing homelessness.
While other groups focus on necessary compliance with federal regulations, funding applications, and systems planning, the Homeless Coalition was established to be a collective voice for homeless men, women, and children.
Homeless individuals and families are not statistics. Rather, people experiencing homelessness are just that: people. They are our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens. We must never be conditioned to respond as if that were not the case.