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Homelessness in Oklahoma City

Community Groups

The Coalition for the Needy is an organization whose membership includes homeless advocates, service providers, the faith-based community, formerly homeless people, educators, local businesses, neighborhood groups, mental health professionals and many others. These individuals are committed to putting an end to homelessness and improving the conditions of persons living impoverished lives.

The Coalition meets on the second Thursday of the month and plays an important role in planning for and providing homeless services in this community.  The group also has several subcommittees including: 10-Year Plan Committee; Discharge Planning Committee; Point-In-Time Committee and the Data Committee that are a critical part of our community’s Continuum of Care Planning process.

The Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness was established by Executive Order 2004-10. The Council has worked closely with State agencies and local Continuum of Care groups to meet common goals such as: promoting partnerships among stakeholders; developing and implementing strategies to improve access to services and mainstream resources; and, developing affordable, permanent housing.  The Council is comprised of members appointed by the governor including representatives from the Governor’s Office, State agencies, community organizations, non-profit agencies and local governments.