Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

What is a Continuum of Care?

The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) serves as our community’s Continuum of Care – the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) designated regional planning body for coordinating homeless services and funding. We work on a community-wide level with agencies, advocates and individuals to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring in Christian, Greene and Webster Counties.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks has facilitated this initiative locally since 1995 when HUD established the program nationally in an effort to coordinate housing and services funding for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Through the OAEH, HUD distributes funding of over $1 million to local agencies to provide direct shelter and support services.

The OAEH is led by an Executive Board and has several active sub-committees. All meetings are open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. To learn more about the work the OAEH does, please see our 2018 OAEH Year in Review 2018.

See below for more information on the OAEH and direct any questions to Amanda Stadler at astadler@cpozarks.org.

Homeless Awareness Month

November is Homeless Awareness Month, and each November, the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness puts together a calendar of events to raise awareness about homelessness in our community. Please feel free to join us at any of the events!

2019 Homeless Awareness Month Community Calendar

Crisis Cold Weather Shelter Information

This year, there will be one crisis cold weather shelter available for men at East Sunshine Church of Christ and one crisis cold weather shelter available for women at Grace United Methodist. Crisis Cold Weather Shelters are open on nights between November 1 and March 31 when the overnight (between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.) temperature is predicted to be at or below 32 degrees. Please review the below link for more information.

Crisis Cold Weather Shelter Information 2019

OAEH Sub-Committees

Homeless Veterans Task Force

The Homeless Veterans Task Force brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end veteran homelessness in our community. This Task Force meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Homeless Youth Task Force

The Homeless Youth Task Force brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end youth homelessness in our community. This Task Force meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Christian County Homeless Alliance

The Christian County Homeless Alliance brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end homelessness in Christian County. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Faught Administration Building in Nixa.

Dowload Christian County Resource Guide here

Funded Agency Work Group

The Funded Agency Work Group offers support and networking opportunities for federally funded agencies in our community. This group often discusses system successes and challenges, emerging issues facing those who are homeless, collective training needs for staff, and gaps in services, as well as topics related to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding implementation/requirements. Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness, our local Continuum of Care, is a  SYSTEM of care made up of agencies focused on addressing the housing needs of our neighbors, therefore, all homeless service agencies are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.