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
 
2021 Meeting Schedule:
  • April 28th
  • May 26th
  • June 23rd 
  • July 28th 
  • August 25th 
  • September 29th
  • October 27th 
  • November 17th 
  • December - NO MEETING

Current Inclement Weather Information 

Will be updated when new information is released.

 


 

2021 Denton County Service Provider Awards

Open for Nominations!

 

Nominations opened October 7th, 2021 and will close October 31st, 2021.

 

These annual 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 plaque and a monetary award.

 

Awards will be announced by November 30th, 2021.

 

Front Line Service Provider Award Explanation: 

People who interact directly in his/her job with persons experiencing homelessness or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Examples of job activities include client intake processing, client referrals or street outreach. Other activities may include providing direct services in an emergency shelter, food kitchen, food bank, 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

 

APPLICATION HAS CLOSED.

 

Community Service Provider Award Explanation:

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. Activities may include organizational oversight, data entry/processing, public awareness, and administration of or raising of public or private funds to support homelessness service/assistance activities. Other activities may include leadership of annual PIT count, coordination of grants to support homelessness service/assistance activities, coordination/development of processes and policies related to provision of homelessness services/assistance, or coordination of activities to increase access to housing solutions.

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

 

APPLICATION HAS CLOSED.

 

 


 

2020 Denton County Service Provider 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

Daphne Adams Award Photo

 

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

Wendy Noble Award Photo

 

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!