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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.

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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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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.

 

Nicole Livsey, Housing Navigator
nicole.livsey@local.unitedway.org

As the newest member to the Home for All team, Nicole serves as the Housing Navigator, with the task of creating new partnerships and housing opportunities with local landlords to increase housing availability for those experiencing homelessness.  She brings 8 years of experience in case management services from time working with clients at the Peoria Housing Authority and Phoenix Community Development Services.  She is passionate about alleviating the lack of affordable housing in the region through strategic approaches and targeted efforts to build networks and pipelines to better serve both housing partner agencies and those experiencing homelessness. 

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Governing Board and Member Agencies

Board of Directors, Members

Robert Brandfass,
Chair OSF HealthCare

Patricia J. Bash
Community Volunteer

Keith Black
Department of Veterans Affairs

Angela Bolden

Greater Peoria LISC

Holly Quarles

Peoria Housing Authority

Jeff A. Gress 

Crittenton Centers

Cara Keplar 

Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic

Kirsten Largent 

OSF HealthCare 

Dan Philips 

First United Methodist Church 

Lisa Roeder 

University of Illinois College of Medicine

David Bess* 

City of Pekin 

Kathryn Murphy*

City of Peoria  

Chris Kahl*

Phoenix Community Development Services

Tony Mills
UnityPlace

Amy Shinall
Peoria County Sheriff’s Office

*ADD

 

Healthcare Members

Heartland Health Services 

OSF HealthCare

OSF Faith Community Nurses

OSF Strive 

Positive Health Solutions

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

Faith Based

First United Methodist Church 

Imago Dei Church

Government

City of Peoria

City of Pekin 

Department of Veterans Affairs 

East Peoria Housing Authority

Peoria City/County Health Department

Peoria Housing Authority

Nonprofit

Advanced Medical Transport

Advocates for Access

Center for Prevention of Abuse

Center for Youth and Family Solutions

Central Illinois Agency on Aging

Children’s Home Association of Illinois 

Crittenton Centers

Dream Center Peoria

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

Phoenix CDS

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