The Speakers Bureau on Homelessness is a program designed to spread vital information regarding homelessness, the experiences of those who have been homeless, and, most importantly, what can be done to end homelessness.  The Speakers Bureau is comprised of experts, clinicians, and advocates who work to prevent and mitigate homelessness, as well as people who can attest to the experience of homelessness with their own personal stories.

The Speakers Bureau operates to promote its important message to as many people in our community as possible.  If you would like a speaker, or speakers, to present to your organization or group, please complete the Request for Speaker Form and make your selection from some of Southern Nevada’s finest advocates who are fighting to end homelessness.

Speakers

 Shalimar Bio Merideth Bio Emily Paulsen Bio    

Request a Speaker

To have a speaker present to your organization or group on homelessness in Southern Nevada, please complete the Request for Speaker Form.

Join the Speakers Bureau

Are you a passionate advocate who serves and/or has a lived experience of homelessness?  We need you to help provide awareness and education on the topic in our community.  If you can see yourself providing presentations to the public on behalf of the Southern Nevada Continuum of Care, please consider applying to our Speakers Bureau by completing the Speakers Bureau Interest Form

CARES Housing Assistance Program

To those seeking to apply for CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) funds, you can get more information regarding the application process by visiting our CHAP information page.

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SOAR
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

HMIS
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

For Operation HOME! RRH Subcontractors. Grants access to training links and the document library