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Denton County Homeless Coalition

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).
 

Click Here To Read the 2020 Denton County Homelessness Data Report

 
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. 
 
MEETINGS
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
 
2020 Meeting Schedule:
  • June 24th 
  • July 29th 
  • August 26th 
  • September 30th
  • October 28th 
  • November 18th 
  • December - NO MEETING

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2020 Denton County Service Provider Award

 

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now OPEN until November 1, 2020!

 

These awards are to recognize individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to enhance the ability of their organization or the community in the provision of service/assistance to persons experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Denton County.  The recipient will be selected from persons working at an organization that has as a key purpose the provision of service and assistance to persons experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness in the 12 months prior to the call for nominations.

 

There will be one recipient of each award and each recipient will receive a monetary award of $500 for each recipient. 

 

Nominees can be nominated by supervisors, coworkers, volunteers, friends, family, clients or by themselves. Each nomination will need letters of support to support for their nomination (include in application). A selection committee of 5 to 7 members will review nominees application packets and release the winner of each reward by November 30th.

 

Check back at a later date for where/when winners will be announced.

 

 

 

Award Descriptions and Criteria

 

Front Line Service Provider of the Year Award

 

People who interact directly in his/her job with persons experiencing homelessness or are at risk of experiencing homelessness and have been working for the agency in the 12 months prior to this call for nominations.

 

Examples of job activities include client intake processing, street outreach, direct services in an emergency shelter/food pantry or kitchen or other organization which focuses on providing assistance to persons experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Job titles may include, but not be limited to, case manager, social worker, outreach coordinator, or emergency shelter staff.

 

The recipients of the award will be determined by the following criteria:
  • Strong advocacy for their clients
  • Positive outcome for their clients
  • Supporting testimonials

 

Evidence of the criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Demonstration of service excellence to clients 
  • Demonstration of service excellence to the homelessness service provider community
  • Incorporation of innovative or creative approaches to his/her job
  • Significant positive impact on practice in his/her work environment
  • Provision of services that is considered to exceed expectations of the job 
  • Provision of services that has significantly improved the quality of services provided to persons experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness in the community

 

 

FRONT LINE SERVICE PROVIDER AWARD NOMINEE APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

 

 

Community Service Provider of the Year Award

 

This award will be given to an individual in Denton County who works in an organization that has as a key purpose the provision of service and assistance to persons experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness but for whom directly working with these persons is not a key component of their job and and have been working for the agency in the 12 months prior to this call for nominations.

 

Activities may include organizational oversight, data entry/processing, coordination/development of processes for services to be given, and administration of or raising of public or private funds to support homelessness service/assistance activities. 

 

The recipients of the awards will be determined by the following criteria:
  • Strong advocacy for their organization and/or community
  • Positive outcome for their organization and/or community
  • Supporting testimonials

 

Evidence of the criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Demonstration of service excellence to the homelessness service provider community
  • Demonstration of service excellence to their organization.
  • Incorporation of innovative or creative approaches to his/her job
  • Significant positive impact on practice in his/her work environment
  • Provision of leadership that is considered to exceed expectations of the job 
  • Leadership in activities that have significantly improved the quality of services provided to persons experiencing homelessness in the community

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDER AWARD NOMINEE APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

 

 

Nominations will close November 1, 2020 

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