Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning Committee

The mission of the CoC Planning committee is to support the planning and development of the CoC to provide effective programming and service coordination for persons experiencing homelessness. This committee will work in collaboration with the CoC Lead Agency to develop all aspects of the Collaborative Application for the CoC Competition NOFA and assist with training and updates to the community.

CoC Planning Committee Chair: Porsha Goodman, Door of Hope


Families & Youth Committee

The mission of the Families & Youth Committee is to advocate for resources and services for families and unaccompanied youth ages 18-24 who are facing housing instability or homelessness. This committee will work to coordinate strategies for engaging with unaccompanied youth, identifying housing and shelter options for youth and families, and advocate for youth and families within the CoC.

Families ChairStephanie Williams, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)
Youth Chair: Sheleah Harris, Living Grace, Inc.


Single Adults Committee

The mission of the Single Adults Committee is to bring together housing providers and outreach workers for the purpose of case conferencing, resource sharing, and advocating for resources and services for single adults experiencing homelessness. 

Working groups that operate under this committee include:

  • Landlord Working GroupThe mission of the Landlord Work Group, operating under the guidance of the Single Adults Committee, is to connect flexible landlords with programs and clients to help increase housing opportunities that are positive and have the capacity for clients to succeed in long term. 

Single Adults Committee Chair: Tavoris Griffin, Promise Development Corporation


Employment Committee

The mission of the employment committee is to develop strategies to increase income and gain meaningful employment opportunities for persons experiencing homelessness. This committee will work to educate the community on employment resources and programming available while working to increase the job readiness skills of clients.  

Employment Committee Chair: Herman Dickey, Catholic Charities of West Tennessee 


HMIS Committee 

The mission of the HMIS committee is to lead effective data management to ensure data standards and practices are met and help to ensure that community data is accurate and up to date. 

HMIS Committee Chair: Toni Johnson, Catholic Charities of West Tennessee 


Veterans Committee 

The mission of the Veterans Committee is to advocate for veteran services and resources, collaborate to share resources available to veterans, and to operate an effective Veteran By-Name list to help veterans experiencing homelessness find housing. 

Veterans Committee Chair: 


Healthcare Committee (coming soon!)

The mission of the Healthcare Committee is to advocate for and develop strategies for increasing healthcare access for persons experiencing homelessness, including ways to increase healthcare resources available to persons experiencing homelessness.