The CoC acts as a catalyst for strategic planning; collaborating with other systems of care, recruiting philanthropic support, identifying affordable housing options and coordinating service delivery.

The mission of the CoC is to promote a collaborative community-wide response to prevent, respond and end homelessness in Saint Louis County by offering a full array of housing and support services to persons experiencing a housing crisis. Prevention resources; emergency, transitional, and permanent housing options; trauma informed case management; legal services and other support options are strategically woven together to provide the stabilizing assistance needed to resolve their homelessness.

The Saint Louis County Department of Human Services, Homeless Services Program works in close coordination with the CoC to implement and monitor the allocation of federal, state, and local funding for essential services related to preventing and ending homelessness. Saint Louis County Homeless Services administers approximately $3.1 million annually for emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, and eviction prevention services offered through community providers.

Joining the CoC mailing list will ensure you have the latest news. Mailing list subscribers receive regular updates about group training opportunities, invitations to participate in work group sessions, provider news and funder announcements. On average subscribers receive email updates 1-2 times per week. To be added to the list send your email address to Kimberly_Beck

Complete a membership commitment form to become a voting general member of the Continuum of Care. By completing the Membership Form, you are indicating your interest to participate actively and collaboratively in the Continuum of Care towards our collective goal of preventing and ending homelessness for individuals and families in Saint Louis County.

An all-member meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month to provide members with updates about funding, housing opportunities, policy changes, provider news, and more. Frequently, a guest presenter will highlight specialized services available in the community. For more information about CoC meetings, send an email to