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About Us

Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care

The Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care is a non-profit coalition of community organizers, advocates, providers and community leaders who are passionate in ending homelessness in our region. Through a national model called Built for Zero, our community will reach an effective end to homelessness of Veterans in 2019 and for chronic and unsheltered individuals by 2025. Our region encompasses Washington, Benton, Carroll and Madison Counties. The group is led by an all-volunteer board of Directors.

Executive Director:

Steven Burt, MA
(479) 717-7737

Board Members

Board Leadership

  • John Gallagher, Ph.D. – Chair. University of Arkansas School of Social Work
  • Cynthia Cochran – Vice Chair. SMT Grant and Non-Profit Services
  • Andy Richards, CPA – Treasurer
  • Jessica Andrews –  Secretary – 7hills Homeless Center
  • Ambra Bruce – Executive Committee At-Large. Salvation Army
  • Angela Belford – Fayetteville Housing Authority
  • Karen Slater – Positive Energy Affecting Recovering Lives (PEARL)
  • John Cloyed – Hawkeye Property Management
  • Yolanda Fields – City of Fayetteville
  • Debbie Martin – Havenwood
  • Libby Bier – Ozark Guidance Center
  • Shawntill Roberts – HARK at the Center for Collaborative Care
  • Teresa Mills – Peace at Home Family Shelter
  • Sherry Braslavsky – Veteran’s Administration
  • Michael Flowers – Youth Bridge
  • Alana Collins – Teen Action Support Center
  • Nancy Firmin – Firmin Real Estate Management
  • Nancy Kahanak – Justice Equality for the Mentally Ill (JEMI)
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