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A COMMUNITY FOR DEDICATED SERVICE PROVIDERS, AGENCIES, & INDIVIDUALS UNITED BY THEIR SHARED PASSION FOR BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES AND ELIMINATING HOMELESSNESS IN THE STATE OF KANSAS

What is a Continuum of Care?

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Kansas Balance of State CoC

​The Kansas Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC), believes that housing is a basic human right.
The CoC’s mission is to end homelessness for all families and individuals throughout the 101 counties of the CoC
​by providing leadership and coordination of services, support, partnerships, and resource navigation.

Who can apply?

Membership to the Kansas Balance of State CoC is open and free to all parties who support the mission of the CoC.
Organizations and unaffiliated individuals residing or working within, or providing services within the CoC geography may be members.
​The CoC covers 101 counties, excluding Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte.

Membership Types

There are 3 types of CoC membership: General (non-voting), Organizational Representative (voting), and Unaffiliated Individual (voting).

General

General membership is open to any individual, whether or not they are affiliated with an organization.
Multiple individuals affiliated with the same organization may participate in general membership.

Organizational Representative

Voting membership of the CoC shall be limited to only one voting member per organization, to ensure that no organization has more representation or input than another. Organizational affiliation is defined as being an employee or board member of an organization. Organizations may designate a primary and alternate voting representative. Organizations can have multiple representatives actively participate in CoC general membership, but only one person per organization may cast a vote on any given CoC decision.

Unaffiliated Individual

Individual persons who are not affiliated with a represented organization may apply for an individual membership.
Individuals that are affiliated as employees or board members with a member organization are not permitted to be individual voting members, but may apply for general membership.

For more information, please click here for the Kansas Balance of State CoC Governance Charter.

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Lawrence, KS 66046

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