KSHC Announcement of Cheryl Patrick as new Executive Director

The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition is please to announce the hiring of Cheryl Patrick as Executive Director.  Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Services and a Master of Science in Human Services.

Cheryl has over four years of experience directing Continuum of Care transitional and permanent supportive housing programs for The Salvation Army as well as active involvement with the Wyandotte Homeless Services Coalition as a Board member, Chair of the Membership/Outreach Committee, and member of the NOFA/ESG, Fund Development and 100,000 Homes Committees.

Cheryl has also worked for Goodwill Industries as an evaluator in the Rehabilitation Program, as a senior administration professional for the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns, and an employment specialist for Kansas Legal Services.

The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition is happy to welcome Cheryl to the Kansas Balance of State Continuum of Care.  Her strong administrative and leadership skills, coupled with her diverse experiences and commitment to addressing homelessness make her the ideal director.  Cheryl officially begins employment on September 3, 2014.  She is happy to receive your greetings at cpatrick@kshomeless.com

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Board of Directors – July 23 – Salina, Ks

The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, has been moved to Wednesday, July 23, 10 – 12 noon, in Salina, KS. Additional information will be posted soon.

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Balance of State Continuum of Care Committee Meeting

The next Balance of State Continuum of Care committee meeting will be Wednesday, July 2 10:00 – Noon in Lawrence at the Development Services offices.

GoTo Meeting with a conference call option will also be set up.

The Development Services offices are located in the Riverfront Plaza:

  • Northeast corner of 6th and New Hampshire Streets.  Some may remember it as the old outlet mall.  It is now all office space.
  • To Lawrence from I-70 or 24 Highway, exit I-70 at the East Lawrence exit, (or come into town on 24) and go south on North 2nd Street and cross the Kansas River bridge.  Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left (east) on to 6th Street and go two blocks to the Riverfront Plaza, which will be straight ahead.  You will pass City Hall on your left which is on the corner of 6th and Massachusetts.
  • To Lawrence from 10 Highway, continue into Lawrence (10 becomes 23rd Street).  Remain on 23rd Street to Massachusetts Street.  You will travel through stop lights at Harper, Haskell, and Barker.  Massachusetts is three blocks west of Barker.  Go north on Massachusetts to 6th Street.  This will take you through downtown.  At 6th Street you will be facing City Hall.  Turn right (east) and go about a block.  The entrance to the Riverfront Plaza parking lot will be on the left.
  • To Lawrence from the south on 59 Highway (59 becomes Iowa Street).  Remain on Iowa to 6th Street.  Turn right (east) on 6th Street and continue to Massachusetts.  City Hall will be on your left.  Proceed straight ahead a short distance to the entrance of the Riverfront Plaza.

Upon entering the Riverfront Plaza parking lot, proceed to the far east end of the lot (opposite of City Hall).  There is plenty of two hour parking on the upper deck but be sure and park in white lined spaces.  The green lined spaces belong to the hotel.

You will enter the building through the “East Bridge”.  Proceed into the building and the elevator is on the left.  Take it to the First Floor.  Turn right out of the elevator and the offices are just down the hall.  The name is “Development Services”.

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