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Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care Statement on Structural Racism

The Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care pledges to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion and to pursue a collaborative and coordinated community response to to lead equitable efforts to end homlessness in Northwest Arkansas
COVID-19

The CoC has created a survey for homeless service agencies (broadly defined) in our 4-county region to identify challenges and needs related to Covid-19 as well as resources we can potentially share across agencies. Although we do not know the outcome, we intend to use these data to demonstrate the scope of our needs and advocate for assistance from other local sectors (i.e. government and foundations). The survey likely will take about 10 minutes.
March 25, 2020

Join Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care! Together We Can End Homelessness in NWA.


Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas is a SOLVABLE Problem!

The mission of Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care is to coordinate a community response to end
homelessness in Northwest Arkansas. “We believe no one should sleep outdoors or in other places not
meant for human habitation. We believe homelessness is a solvable problem through coordinated
activities that match resources with needs in our community.”

2020 CENSUS

Many of you have generously given your time to help the Census accurately count people experiencing homelessness for the 2020 Census. Given the current efforts to address COVID-19, the Census announced that they will push back the count of people experiencing homelessness to April 29 through May 1. All local area Census offices are working with a reduced number of staff due to social distancing guidance until further notice but are trying to be as responsive as possible to questions. To the extent you are able, we encourage you to work with them to accurately count people experiencing homelessness.

The Census has posted several resources to explain how they count people experiencing homelessness, how privacy and confidentiality are preserved, and how organizations can assist with the count. Additionally, the Census has published contact information for its Regional Census Centers if you have questions about the count or who is contacting you.

Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care Statement on Structural Racism

The Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care pledges to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion and to pursue a collaborative and coordinated community response to to lead equitable efforts to end homlessness in Northwest Arkansas

COVID-19

The CoC has created a survey for homeless service agencies (broadly defined) in our 4-county region to identify challenges and needs related to Covid-19 as well as resources we can potentially share across agencies. Although we do not know the outcome, we intend to use these data to demonstrate the scope of our needs and advocate for assistance from other local sectors (i.e. government and foundations). The survey likely will take about 10 minutes.
March 25, 2020

Join Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care! Together We Can End Homelessness in NWA.


Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas is a SOLVABLE Problem!

The mission of Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care is to coordinate a community response to end homelessness in Northwest Arkansas. “We believe no one should sleep outdoors or in other places not meant for human habitation. We believe homelessness is a solvable problem through coordinated activities that match resources with needs in our community.”

2020 CENSUS

Many of you have generously given your time to help the Census accurately count people experiencing homelessness for the 2020 Census. Given the current efforts to address COVID-19, the Census announced that they will push back the count of people experiencing homelessness to April 29 through May 1. All local area Census offices are working with a reduced number of staff due to social distancing guidance until further notice but are trying to be as responsive as possible to questions. To the extent you are able, we encourage you to work with them to accurately count people experiencing homelessness.

The Census has posted several resources to explain how they count people experiencing homelessness, how privacy and confidentiality are preserved, and how organizations can assist with the count. Additionally, the Census has published contact information for its Regional Census Centers if you have questions about the count or who is contacting you.

NWA CoC Resources

If you’re experiencing homelessness in Washington, Benton, Carroll or Madison Counties, this list of resources is for you.

NWACoC Agendas and Minutes

Read our 2019 Agendas and Minutes for the general membership meetings by clicking on the link below.

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Join NWA Continuum of Care

Mission:  Coordinating a community response
  to end homelessness in Northwest Arkansas.

Ending Homelessness (Functional Zero)Means:

  • INTERNAL: Organize assistance across providers to assure homelessness is rare, brief, and non‐recurring for people in the community –optimize system functions & performance and match resources with client need.
  • EXTERNAL: Advocate for community response and resources to prevent homelessness –including within other public systems of care.

How do we DO this?

  • Coordinated entry
  • Community Assessment and Dynamic Prioritization
  • By‐name list
  • Community planning that matches resources to need
  • Case conferencing

Schmeiding Center 2422 N Thompson St. Springdale, AR 72764

Upcoming 2020 CoC General Membership Meetings

February 5, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

April 1, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

June 3, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

August 5, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

October 7, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

December 2, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Schmieding Center | Springdale

Help Solve Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas