The Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care on Homelessness is a consortium of partners that includes homeless service providers, advocacy groups, government agencies and homeless individuals who are working together to address the housing and support service needs of the homeless in this region of the San Joaquin Valley.
The issues associated with the homeless can be complicated. Solutions to resolve these problems require considerable time, energy and financial resources. If you wish to contribute your time and talents to this effort and have a common vision of providing housing and support services to the homeless, we welcome your support.
The concept of a “Continuum of Care” seeks to address all aspects of homelessness including the needs of all of the homeless sub-populations, and uses a collaborative approach resulting in a set of goals that are shared by a broad range of participants in the community. A fully developed Continuum of Care system includes five fundamental components: outreach and assessment; emergency shelter; transitional housing; permanent housing; and supportive services, including homeless prevention activities.
An effective Continuum of Care plan includes strategies to serve the specific needs of all the homeless subpopulations within the community and ensures that financial and other resources are used in a coordinated effort to provide the fill range of housing and service options needed to enable homeless persons to make the transition from the streets to stable work and environments and to achieve as high a level of self-sufficiency as possible.