About the PPCoC

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) refers to the group of service providers involved in the decision-making processes for preventing and ending homelessness as the ‘‘Continuum of Care.’’

What is the PPCoC?

A Continuum of Care (CoC) helps communities plan for and provide a full range of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and other services to address the needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC) is made up of service providers, advocates, local government officials, and citizens who work to eliminate homelessness in El Paso County, Colorado. The PPCoC is governed by a Board elected by the general members of the PPCoC. Community Health Partnership serves as the lead agency for the PPCoC and assists the PPCoC with:

Mission

The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care exists to end homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region.

Vision

To make homelessness brief, rare, and nonrecurring.

Goals

PPCoC Membership FAQ

Who Should Apply?

Anyone who is interested in ending homelessness in El Paso County, including representatives from nonprofit homeless assistance providers, persons who have experienced homelessness, domestic violence survivor service providers, faith-based organizations, government entities, businesses, advocates, mental health agencies, hospitals, veteran organizations, school districts and more.

Can more than one representative from my organization apply for membership?

Absolutely. It’s a good idea for each organization to appoint one person to serve as the primary liaison to the PPCoC. This person should ensure that trainings and bi-annual member meetings are attended, and inform the organization’s leadership of matters related to the PPCoC. Voting is limited to one designee per member organization. New members are invited to join on an ongoing basis.

What are the benefits of membership?
In addition to the opportunity to formally be part of efforts to end homelessness in El Paso County, PPCoC members may:
some of the membership responsibilities don't apply to me/my agency

PPCoC members represent a variety of groups, including groups that are not CoC-funded and/or do not provide direct services to persons experiencing homelessness. Participation in HMIS and CE are required for CoC-funded programs. For non-CoC funded members, the commitment is to collectively support these CoC efforts.

PPCoC Governing Board Members

  • Alison Gerbig, MSW, Program Manager Homes for All Veterans SSVF, Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Andy Barton, President & CEO, Catholic Charities
  • Andrew (Andy) Prehm, Commander, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division
  • Anne Markley, CEO, TESSA
  • Anne Beer, Director of Health Equity, Peak Vista Community Health Centers
  • Christopher Garvin, Executive Officer, El Paso County Department of Human Services
  • Eric Leonard*, Housing Analyst, El Paso County Economic Development
  • Haley Chapin, Executive Director, Tri-Lakes Cares
  • Jansen Howard, Street Outreach Program Manager, Homeward Pikes Peak
  • Kat Lilley-Blair, former CEO, Family Promise
  • Karla Colonnieves*, Homeless Programs Specialist, State Housing Vouchers, Office of Homeless Initiatives
  • Kayla Rockhold, LCSW, Social Worker, Pikes Peak Library District
  • Kimberley Sherwood, Kimberley Sherwood Consulting
  • Kristy Milligan, CEO, Westside Cares
  • Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
  • Marissa Shoback, Finance and Operations Director, Violence Free Colorado
  • Michael Malone, Regional Director, Weidner Apartments Homes
  • Paul Spencer*, Deputy Director, Colorado Springs Housing Authority
  • Shawna Kemppainen, Executive Director, The Place Colorado Springs
  • Stephanie Johnson, Language, Culture, and Equity Program Coordinator & McKinney-Vento Liaison, Lewis Palmer School District 38
  • Steve Posey*, Director Community Development Division, City of Colorado Springs
  • Terry Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Springs Rescue Mission
  • Velda Baker, Faith Community Nurse, Penrose-St. Francis Hospital

        * Indicates Ex-Officio Status

Become a member

Complete the form to apply to become a member of the PPCoC.

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