Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative community-led planning network that coordinates services and maximizes resources to reach the goal of preventing and ending homelessness. The community planning network in south central and southeastern Minnesota is River Valleys CoC (Rochester/Southeast Minnesota MN-502). It is recognized by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as the Continuum of Care responsible for submitting applications for Continuum of Care Program funds.
River Valleys CoC serves the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan and Winona, including entitlement jurisdictions within these counties' geographic areas. It also shares geography with the native nation Prairie Islan Indian Community.
Leadership and Membership
- CoC Co-Chairs and Committee Members (2021)
- CoC Staff Contact Guide (Who should I contact to answer my question?)
- CoC Organizational Chart - how the group is structured
- CoC Organizational Context Diagram - how the group fits with other entities and partners
- Becoming a Member. The CoC is open to all people interested in and committed to working together with others to end homelessness in our region. Modest resources are available to support participation from people with lived experience of homelessness. Please join us!
- Nominating Members for Leadership Positions. Nominations have closed for 2021 leadership positions and committee membership. Nominations for 2022 will be sought in late fall 2021.
- Current version: Governance Charter, revised 2/18/2021
Revisions: CoC members are invited and encouraged to submit recommendations for revisions to the CoC Governance Charter that may serve the CoC's mission in the region. Recommendations may be submitted all year long, and they are reviewed by the Executive committee on a regular schedule (at least annually). Submit a Governance Charter revision recommendation.
- CoC Development Fee
- CoC Support for Project Applications
- Coordinated Entry
- Data Access and Release
- Discharge Planning
- Education for Children & Youth
- Local Competition for CoC Program Funding
- Meeting Cancellation/Bad Weather
- Participation Stipend for Homeless/Formerly Homeless Persons
- Training and Development
Revisions: CoC members are invited and encouraged to submit recommendations for revisions to CoC policies and creation of new CoC policies. Recommendations may be submitted all year long, and they are reviewed by the assigned committee on a regular schedule (at least annually). Submit a policy recommendation here.
- Housing Development
- Support Services
- Early Childhood
- Older Adults
- Continuum of Care