The 2016 Florida Council on Homelessness 2016 Annual Report defines a Continuum of Care (CoC) as a diverse group of stakeholders who are working together within a particular geographic area to prevent and end homelessness. Those stakeholders might include local government, homeless housing/services providers, foundations, businesses, the faith community, people who have experienced homelessness, school districts, and many more.
The term Continuum of Care (CoC) is also often used to denote the governing or oversight body that, for a geographically-defined area, is typically responsible for overall planning to prevent and end homelessness, funding recommendations.
The EscaRosa Continuum of Care serves both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The area’s plan sets forth priorities for funding as well as encompasses the understanding that: homelessness is unacceptable, homelessness is preventable and homelessness can only be ended through a community-wide collaborative response.
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