The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless (ECOH) is a collection of agencies and individuals who are working together to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Currently, ECOH operates as the umbrella organization that regulates distribution of federal and state funding to providers that are working to alleviate homelessness in both counties. ECOH also hosts a monthly forum for service providers to share concerns and discuss new services.
The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless oversees the Continuum of Care in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The continuum of care model creates a framework for a comprehensive array of shelter and supported services to address varying needs and services of the person who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
ECOH is the lead agency for the Homeless Management information system (HMIS). This system provides communities with the tool to collect and analyze data on people using homeless service programs. This allows prevention of duplicated services.
The Coalition works to eliminate homelessness by supporting individuals who are homeless or at risk, local service providers and other interested individuals and groups through advocacy, education, organizing and networking. Our agency could not operate if it were not for the support of the community and local agencies.
The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless (ECOH) was organized in 1987 by several community leaders to coordinate efforts and access the needs of the homeless in the greater Pensacola community. It later expanded its scope to include both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. ECOH serves as the “hub” of service delivery for the poor and homeless in these two counties.
The mission of ECOH is to prevent and eliminate homelessness.
We are COMMITTED in UNITY with our members to: RESPECT all our constituencies, to treat them with INTEGRITY, to seek INNOVATIVE solutions to the problems we deal with, and to continually execute our VISION with EXCELLENCE in order to eliminate homelessness.
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