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Home for All Continuum of Care

Home for All Continuum of Care

The vision of the Home for All Continuum of Care (“C.O.C.”) is to end homelessness in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Fulton Counties (“C.O.C. service area”) by ensuring access to permanent, safe and affordable housing. With comprehensive, coordinated services, individuals and families can maintain self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

Established in 1994, the Home for All Continuum of Care is a united coalition of community systems including non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations. With the implementation of performance measures by state and federal funding entities, the Home for All Continuum of Care partnered with the Heart of Illinois United Way in 2016 to build a sustainable system to drive significant impact in homelessness in central Illinois.

Mission

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Who We Are
Organizations aligning to end homelessness through support of individuals and families seeking permanent, safe, and affordable housing.

What We Do

Coordinate housing and service funding for families and individuals in need. Advocate on behalf of those individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Implement a system-wide approach to serving the most vulnerable. 

Why We Do It

To assist individuals in reaching their highest potential. To protect funding and promote fair policies. To contribute to a stronger workforce and a healthier, happier community. 

VISION

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Goals To quickly and effectively provide housing resources and supportive services to those most in need.

This includes:

Homeless prevention to assist those who are at-risk of homelessness to avoid experiencing homelessness.

Emergency shelter to provide an immediate and safe option for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Permanent, affordable, supportive housing for individuals and families with services if needed.

Supportive services to help people develop skills that will be needed to maintain permanent housing.

STRATEGIC GOALS

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Home for All undertook a strategic planning effort which idnetified these primary goals:

  1. Build Awareness and Community Engagement
  2. End Youth and Veteran Homelessness
  3. Create New Housing Opportunities
  4. Improve Performance of the Existing System
  5. Strengthen CoC Infrastructure

Learn more about the process and view the plan here.

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Home for All Continuum of Care
Homeless Continuum of Care Point-In-Time Count

64% Male 36% Female

Gender

63%

White

30%

Black

5%

Multiracial

1%

Asian or American Indian
Native Hawaiian or

Other Pacific Islander

10%

Under Age 18
(Accompanied by an Adult)

9%

Ages 18-24

81%​

Over Age 24

The Continuum’s providers work with individuals and families from the moment they seek assistance. This collaboration starts with the assessment process to understand the needs of the individual or family and what actions and resources are necessary to achieve housing. This image shows the steps of the process from outreach and coordinated entry through permanent supportive housing. We work to produce the highest outcomes while using minimal resources, all while remaining focused on the longterm success of the individual or family.

Funded agengies

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Prairie State Legal Services

Staff leadership

Kate Green, Executive Director
kate.green@local.unitedway.org

As the Executive Director of Home for All, Kate is focused on leveraging resources across the region to meet the ultimate goal of ending homelessness. Her approach to the work is informed by her experience in public administration and innovation. From strategic partnerships to capacity building, Kate works to enrich the network of organizations and individuals that touch the lives of those experiencing homelessness. 

 

Grant Allen, System Management Analyst
grant.allen@local.unitedway.org

As System Management Analyst, Grant maintains the Continuum’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and collaborates with the CoC Executive Director in analyzing client and program data. He previously worked on the Heart of Illinois 211 team, assisting people in need in navigating health and human service resources. He continues to help manage 211’s program directory.

 

Continuum of Care Map

Governing Board and Member Agencies

Board of Directors, Members

Governing Board


Bobby Anderson
Regional Office of Education #48

Emily Cahill
Peoria Park District

Sara Caruso
Carle Health

Armeca Crawford
Peoria Housing Authority

Jeff A. Gress
Crittenton Centers

Tina Hauk
City of Pekin

Dan Joos
Core Construction

Chris Kahl
Phoenix Community Development Services

Deric Kimler, Chair
Central Illinois Friends

Kirsten Largent 
OSF HealthCare

Scurry Miller
Children’s Home Association of Illinois

Tony Mills
UnityPlace

Kathryn Murphy
City of Peoria

Vickie Parry
Spoon River United Way

Gretchen Pearsall
Peoria County

Nikki Suits
Department of Veterans Affairs

General Membership

Healthcare Members

Heartland Health Services

OSF HealthCare

OSF Faith Community Nurses

OSF Strive

Positive Health Solutions

UnityPlace

Education Members

Regional Office of Education #26

Regional Office of Education #53

Regional Office of Education #33

Regional Office of Education #34

Regional Office of Education #48

University of Illinois Extension

Faith Based

First United Methodist Church

Imago Dei Church

Government

City of Peoria

City of Pekin

Department of Veterans Affairs

Fulton County Housing Authority

East Peoria Housing Authority

Illinois Public Health

Pekin Housing Authority

Peoria City/County Health Department

Peoria Housing Authority

General Membership

Nonprofit

Advanced Medical Transport

Advocates for Access

Center for Prevention of Abuse

Center for Youth and Family Solutions

Central Illinois Agency on Aging

Central Illinois Friends

Children’s Home Association of Illinois

Crittenton Centers

Dream Center Peoria

Family Core

Friendship House

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois

Heartline and Heart House

Heart of Illinois United Way

Human Service Center

Jolt Foundation

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

PCCEO

Peoria Opportunities Foundation

Peoria Rescue Ministries

Phoenix CDS

Positive Health Solutions

Prairie State Legal Services South Side Mission

South Fulton Counseling and Consulting

Supportive Housing Providers Association

The Salvation Army – Canton

The Salvation Army – Pekin

The Salvation Army – Peoria

Tazwood Community Services