West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
The mission of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is to strategically assist all Continua of Care and service providers across West Virginia to help homeless individuals and families secure stable homes. This is achieved through knowledge transfer, strategic planning, access to professional development resources aligned with best and promising practices, data and information system support, funding advice, collaborating with allied efforts nationally and internationally, and enhancements to direct service as needed in various regions of the State.
The vision of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is to be a statewide and national leader in promoting evidence-informed practices to end chronic and episodic homelessness, and in ensuring all homelessness is of a short duration should it occur. We achieve the vision through: collaborating locally, regionally, and nationally, with a broad range of government, not for profit and non-governmental resources; supporting replication of promising and best practices; and, working to achieve consistency in practice and outcomes statewide in implementing effective solutions to homelessness. The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is respected by service providers and Continua throughout the state, and is the employer of choice for highly skilled professionals in the field.
For more information about the organization and how you can help, please refer to their Donation Letter [pdf].
The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness has four core values:
Evidence & Effectiveness
We promote approaches to ending homelessness that are grounded in research, empirical information and have a proven track record of working. We work to apply this evidence with communities throughout the state to achieve uniformity of excellence in practice, planning and results. When we can prove effectiveness and when invited, we share our experience nationally.
Data Driven Policy & Practice
We administer the Homeless Management Information System, provide training on the use of the Homeless Management Information System, and promote and support the use of data to guide the policy development process and design and implementation of programs, as well as in monitoring the implementation of programs.
We provide access to expert resources, training, and, professional development opportunities statewide to ensure equitable access to emerging, promising and best practices, and the opportunities necessary to achieve the vision of chronic and episodic homelessness ended throughout the state, and ensuring all homelessness is of a short duration should it occur.
We support and encourage implementation of emerging, promising and best practices without expectations of perfection in the early stages, appreciating and respecting informed risk-taking, and believing that imperfect action trumps efforts to have perfect planning prior to execution.
West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Glenville State University, PO Box 5, Glenville, WV 26351