Sign up Now for the 2014 Homeless Census

2014 Homeless Census – January 23rd, 2014appcrop_homeless_count05[1]_t607Join us for a night of service that you will never forget! We’re forming teams of people to come together for training, then go out and look for people who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will complete a survey with the folks they find and give them a care package that has been donated by wonderful organizations throughout Collin County.

This is a great activity to do with a faith group, PTA parents, co-workers, etc… Because once you do this, you’re going to understand homelessness in a different way.

Gather up your friends and sign up. We’ll send you more information on the exact location and start time for mandatory training, but please know that the count can last as late as around 1:30 am and we need our volunteers to stay until their area has been completely searched. Some parents have signed up their teenaged children, and that is allowed as long as the parent is accompanying them.

Details for signing up in each respective City are below, if you have general questions about the census please email collinhomeless@gmail.com

McKinney - Click here or copy and paste the following address into your web browser.
http://volunteermckinney.galaxydigital.com/aam/corp/need/?key=6f406a0606d8076700f23223769e26f9&doc_id=448&need_id=26673

Plano – Click here or copy and paste the following address into your web browser.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4FA8AD2CA13-2014

Allen – Please email Patrick Blaydes at the address below
pblaydes@cityofallen.org

Frisco – Frisco currently has no available spots for volunteering open, if you live in Frisco and wish to sign up for the census in another city please email the Coalition at collinhomless@gmail.com

 

Homeless Awareness Week – Volunteer, Participate, Get Engaged!

Homeless Awareness Week is almost here.  Join us where you can volunteer, donate, participate, tour, empathize, understand and learn. Make sure to “like” our Facebook page, Collin County Homeless Coalition so you can stay up to date. All events are free, but many require RSVP or sign up!

Click here for the schedule of events and list of open houses

Questions? Email collinhomeless@gmail.com

 

 

Collin College is Seeking Community Partners for Alternative Spring Break

collin collegeCollin College is looking for two main community agencies to partner with for the annual Alternative Spring Break service project days on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. Student teams will be available to assist on any major projects your agency might need (i.e. painting, stocking shelves, yard work, building, etc.). Teams are available 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Collin College will provide all water and lunches.

If your agency is interested, please contact Dr. Terry Hockenbrough at thockenbrough@collin.edu or call 972.881.5927 by Friday, February 15th

Sign Up Now for the Point-In-Time Homeless Count

Ready to volunteer for a night you will never forget? Help us find the homeless on this one night and be changed in how you view the issue of homelessness. We need volunteers in Plano, Frisco, Allen, Wylie, McKinney and throughout the rural areas of the county on 1/24/12. Training provided the same night as the count in each city!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4FA8AD2CA13-pointintime

Dallas Morning News follow-up article on Plano homeless family – Outpouring of community support

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/collin-county/headlines/20120820-homeless-family-in-collin-county-receives-outpouring-of-help-after-news-profile.ece

Dallas Morning News article on Plano homeless family living in motel

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/collin-county/headlines/20120820-homeless-family-in-collin-county-receives-outpouring-of-help-after-news-profile.ece

Collin County Homeless Coalition is now on Wiggio!

Want to catch up with all the latest?  Wiggio is making it easier for us to share information.  You can check out the agendas and minutes from meetings in 2012, links to articles about local homelessness, links to learn more about homelessness in America, get a listing of local resources for people experiencing homelessness, read the recent Point-in-Time count as well as training opportunities to learn more about ways to help people, apply for funding, manage HMIS systems, etc.. as well as provide an opportunity for posting information and events to the whole group or starting a discussion on a topic.  To join our Wiggio group, just email collinhomeless@gmail.com.

Homeless Count 2013 – now seeking volunteer leaders for cities in Collin County

Are you ready to reach out and help end homelessness in Collin County?  Each year we participate in a one night count where volunteer teams go out into the community and look for people who are experiencing homelessness and ask them to participate in a survey while we give out care packages.  The information is used to help advocate, plan for and secure resources to assist people to regain self-sufficiency. 

Would you like to be a volunteer leader in your city?  We are currently recruiting for leaders in: Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Wylie, Fairview, Prosper, New Hope and Bethany.  If you live in a Collin County city and would like to get involved, email collinhomeless@gmail.com.  All training will be provided and this is sure to be an experience you will never forget…

Dallas Morning News: 44% Increase in Homelessness in Collin County

Read all about it, then let’s DO something about it!! 

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2012/07/collin-county-homeless-census-shows-44-percent-increase-in-homeless-population.html/

Collin County 2012 Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report is Available

The latest data on the homeless population in Collin County is now available at http://www.mdhadallas.org/downloads/cchc2012homelesscountreportFINAL3.pdf