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The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition, Inc. (KSHC) is a not for profit organization with two full time staff. KSHC is governed by a Board of Directors. It has a diverse membership comprised of homeless individuals, service providers, faith-based groups and government agencies. Our work is to coordinate with communities throughout Kansas to provide education and support in an effort to end homelessness in Kansas. Activities include providing educational conference / workshops designed to educate communities on the issues regarding homelessness in Kansas. The KSHC also coordinates an annual point-in-time homeless count for 101 counties (excluding Shawnee county, Wyandotte county, Sedgwick county, Johnson county.) The KSHC Executive Director and the Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator provide support to the 8 regions in the 101 counties to help organize and coordinate regional meetings aimed at developing plans to address homelessness in each of the regions of the 101 counties.


The KS Statewide Homeless Coalition
is seeking additional members for the Board of Directors.

We are seeking board members:

Who have a commitment to working to prevent and end homelessness in Kansas.

Who are from every region of Kansas with emphaisis on the western half of who have skills and expertise in governance leadership.

Who are from Public Housing agencies, community service providers and have experience in the areas of strategic planning and finance.

Persons who are homeless or formerly homeless are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please complete our Board of Directors Candidate Application, attached and send to:

Megan Thompson

Chair, KS Statewide Homeless Coalition Nominating Committee
Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Specialist
Prairie View
1901 E. First St. PO Box 467
Newton, KS 67114
316-284-6307 (FAX)

You may also direct any questions to:

Cheryl Patrick, MS
Executive Director
Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition
2001 Haskell Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-856-4960 phone


Board Application


Collaboration: It takes a Village

April 25-27, 2016

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502


  • The Pre-Conference begins on April 25th with four pre-conference work shops
    • SOAR Fundamentals Training
    • Homeless Liaison Training
    • Poverty Simulation
    • CMHC Housing Specialist Training


  • The Summit begins on April 26th with a full day of presentations followed by a Networking Reception held in the Tallgrass room.


  • The Summit resumes on the 27th, with another day of presentations.


CEUs Available!


Online Registration is available at

under the Summit Tab, also available is the paper registration form.

The 17th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing

Collaboration: It Takes a Village

April 25 – 27, 2016

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502

The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition’s 2016 Summit will provide and promote collaborative leadership at all levels of government and across all regions to motivate and rejuvenate Kansans to commit to preventing and ending homelessness.

The Pre-Conference begins on April 25th at 1:00 with registration and workshops.

The Summit begins on the 26th with registration starting at 7:30 am and a full day of presentations and workshops starting at 8:00 am. A Networking Reception follows in the Tallgrass Room.

The Summit resumes on the 27th with another day of presentations and workshops.

 To find out more about the conference, including how to become one of our presenters and/or a vendor, please contact:  Cheryl Patrick at (785)846-4960,



Online registration link:



For further information please click on the Summit Tab above. 

No More Turning Away

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