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OFFICIAL_color horizontal logo on transparent_orangeThe Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) is a coalition of local government officials, service providers, and community members formed to end homelessness in our community. The OCPEH Governance Charter details Committee structure, funding, and more. 

The Leadership Team is the governing body of the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness. People who live and/or work in Orange County and are interested in providing leadership to ending homelessness are encouraged to apply to serve on the Leadership Team. The Board Development Committee is currently recruiting members to serve starting January 2017. Please submit applications by October 15 to be considered for the this round of recruitment. Applications are also accepted year-round.

Orange County's 10th Project Connect is returning on Thursday October 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hargraves Center at 216 N. Roberson St, Chapel Hill.


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. 

Looking to get more involved with homeless programs?
For those looking to volunteer, there are several opportunities currently open. 

Group/Activity: Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) Leadership Team
Purpose: Set policy and priorities for homeless programs and services
Time Commitment: 2-year term, monthly meetings, volunteer with annual OCPEH projects (like the Point-in-Time count and Project Connect)
To Apply: Applications are accepted year-round - apply by Sat. 10/15 to be considered for the 2017 Leadership Team:

Group/Activity: Project Connect
Purpose: Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop center that connects people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness with short and long-term services including housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, veterans’ and social service benefits, and legal services
Time Commitment: Various time slots available the evening of Wed. 10/26 and all day on Thurs. 10/27
For More Info: General info article from 2013,

Support Circles
Purpose: Support Circle Teams are 8-10 volunteers that work directly with individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and are transitioning into permanent housing.
Time Commitment: 12-month commitment (which can be extended), meeting at least once per month with Partner participants
For More Info: Support Circles website,
To Apply: Contact Shannon Gigliotti ASAP, volunteer training will be Sat. 10/15

Looking for data about homelessness in Orange County?

  • 2016 Point-in-Time Count - Snapshot count of people experiencing homelessness on one night in January
  • System Performance Measures - Homeless outcomes: how long people are staying homeless, how many people are becoming homeless, where people are exiting to from homelessness; 2016 is a baseline year for these reporting measures

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to homelessness initiatives; please click on this link:



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. 

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For more information, email Corey Root, Homeless Programs Coordinator, or call 919.245.2496.