The Will County area has long supported its homeless and at-risk population through a strong and committed service provider network. Our community continues to witness an increase in demand for services, and with the implementation of new welfare reform legislation, the needs among local individuals and families will increase further.  In 2014, Kendall and Grundy Counties joined our Continuum of Care and are now part of our geographic service area.
 
The Will County Continuum of Care (CoC) is dedicated to streamlining and strengthening the current service delivery system through even greater collaborative planning, partnership and program execution. It is the vision of the Continuum of Care members to create a seamless, comprehensive system of services that:
 
        1. Prevents homelessness
        2. Supports the emergency as well as ongoing supportive needs of the homeless
        3. Provides the tools necessary to sustain independent living
        4. Leads to permanent self-sufficiency, thereby ending homelessness
 
 Who should participate?
Government entities, elected officials, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, businesses, housing developers, churches, health care providers, neighborhood associations, educators, the media, homeless as well as formerly homeless persons and others.
 
What will we achieve in partnership?
Identification of gaps, expansion of existing or development of new services, collaboration for funding opportunities, reduction in duplication and the streamlining of service delivery, while measuring the effectiveness of all services and activities on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to participate in the Will County CoC, please contact us!