Partnership to End Homelessness
The Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) is a coalition of local government officials, service providers, and community members working together to prevent and end homelessness in Orange County. For more information about OCPEH please consult the Governance Charter or contact the Homeless Programs Coordinator.
SAVE THE DATE
Project Connect is returning - Thursday October 27, Hargraves Center in Chapel Hill
Orange County, NC 2016 CoC Application Information
One of the largest funding sources for homeless programs is the Continuum of Care (CoC) grant competition. This document is designed to give agencies information about applying for new projects, recruit people to help with the application process, and detail the roles and responsibilities of the groups involved.
Looking for resources?
OC Connect is an online database listing a broad range of community resources. A printable Orange County Resources Guide contains comprehensive information about services for those in need including housing, employment, education, health & dental care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment/recovery, emergency assistance, food, legal services and more.
2016 Point-in-Time Count - Orange County homeless statistics and information for 2016.
How to Obtain Important ID Documents has information about how to obtain birth certificates, Social Security cards, voter registration cards, driver's licenses/picture IDs and a free PO Box. Additional resources can be found here.
2015 Continuum of Care Grant Project Application Rankings
The Orange County CoC, NC-513, received a total of eleven project applications for the 2015 CoC grant funding cycle. The projects were reviewed by an Unbiased Review Committee using scorecards for new and renewal project applications. The results of the scoring and ranking are available here.
The Partnership's 2013 Report to the Community highlights its achievements in increasing access to Housing, Employment and Services.
You can help end homelessness!
- Form a Support Circle to serve as a support network for a person or family transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Contact the Program Coordinator, Shannon Gigliotti, at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
- Volunteer with or hire graduates of the Job Partners program that helps people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness become job-ready and find employment. Contact the Community Empowerment Fund.
- Donate a working or non-working vehicle through Wheels4Hope to enable a Job Partners graduate to obtain a car to get to their job!
- You can make a tax-deductible contribution to homelessness initiatives; please click on this link:
People who live and/or work in Orange County and are interested in providing leadership to ending and preventing homelessness in our community are welcome to apply to volunteer on the Leadership Team. Applications are accepted year-round and new members begin serving each January.
Subscribers to the Partnership to End Homelessness listserv will receive periodic emails about activities, volunteer opportunities, and the work of our partners in helping to prevent and end homelessness in our community.
For more information, email Corey Root, Homeless Programs Coordinator, or call 919.245.2496.