The Denton County Homeless Coalition (DCHC) is a working group of the Denton County Homelessness Leaderhip team that seeks to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of making homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.
DCHC is comprised of representatives from nonprofit agencies, Denton County cities, school districts and other community stakeholders. The coalition works with the Texas Homeless Network (linked), the lead agency for Denton County's Continuum of Care (CoC), the Texas Balance of State (BoS). DCHC implements CoC strategies and Denton County and promotes collaborative strategies for state and federal homeless funding opportunities like the Emergency Solutions Grant (linked).
DCHC leads the annual census of people experiencing homelessnes, the Point-In-Time Count (linked), and governs the Denton County Homelessness Barriers Fund (linked).
GET INVOLVED AND STAY INFORMED
Complete the DCHC Email Sign-Up form (linked) to be added to our email list and be notified of awareness and volunteer opportunities.
All DCHC meetings are open to the public. Meetings are the last Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and are currently being held via Zoom Video Conference. For meeting links and more information, visit our calendar: https://www.unitedwaydenton.org/events/calendar.
2021 Meeting Schedule:
- April 28th
- May 26th
- June 23rd
- July 28th
- August 25th
- September 29th
- October 27th
- November 17th
- December - NO MEETING
2020 Denton County Service Provider Award Winners
Daphne Adams, Director of Programs at Christian Community Action - Winner of the 2020 Community Service Provider Award
Daphne leads her team with her passion and drive to serve people in our community who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. She is on her second term on the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care's Board (with Texas Homeless Network), serves on the Board of Directors for Outreach Ministries International and leads a women's group in her church, all of which show her commitment and involvement to better our community.
"Her heart and passion is to serve families and help them as much as possible to deal with the hard issues of homelessness they face." - Gilbert Montez
Wendy Noble, Case Manager at Giving Hope Inc. - Winner of the 2020 Front Line Service Provider Award
Wendy connects and builds rapport with people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in order to understand them and meet their needs. Wendy plays an active role in the Denton Homeless Outreach Team by not only offering support into programs but extending kindness, compassion, a listening ear, and an open heart to those living unsheltered.
"Wendy has a true genuine and deep compassion with a heart for helping those on the street. The constant compassion and desire to help is unwavering." - Officer Scott Butler
A big thank you to our 2020 winners and nominees for all they do to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Denton County!