Coordinated Entry in the River Valleys CoC Region is a collaborative initiative designed to create a more effective and efficient homeless response system. A coordinated entry system is defined as a coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals, which covers the entire geographic area. It must be easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, well-advertised, and include a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.
Coordinated Entry Toolkit
Policies and Procedures
Homeless Response Teams
Homeless Response Teams provide an efficient and complete network of service to participants in need. Additionally, they serve as a resource for:
- Community education about housing and homeless issues
- Advocacy in seeking additional funding resources and services for the homeless population
- Data collection and needs assessments for specific grant opportunities, the Wilder Survey and HUD's Point-in-Time Count
Homeless Response Teams consist of service providers including but not limited to the local Community Action Agency, the county social services, the Housing and Re-Development Authority, mental health service providers, the Salvation Army, church representatives, shelter representatives, transitional and permanent supportive housing representatives, advocates for victims of domestic violence, Public Health, etc.