CoC Membership

CoC Membership Guidelines

The CoC garners community-wide commitment to ending and preventing homelessness by engaging stakeholders in all parts of the Region. In addition to the entities identified in the HEARTH Act as required to participate in the CoC, the Full Membership includes a variety of community partners to the extent they are invested in ending homelessness and reside in the region.

Examples of additional stakeholders include private foundations, philanthropists, fraternal organizations, employment development, organized labor, and private health service organizations. It is the responsibility of the CoC Full Membership (FM) to:

  • Establish a Governance Board (Board) to act on behalf of the CoC. This Board must be representative of the relevant organizations and projects serving homeless sub-populations and include at least one homeless or formerly homeless individual;
  • Adopt and follow a written process for selection of Board Members and review this process at least once every five years;
  • Elect Homeless Service Provider seats annually;
  • Elect a Full Membership Liaison to the Board at the discretion of FM;
  • Ratify the full slate of Board Members annually;
  • Participate on Board Advisory Committees;
  • In consultation with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency and Collaborative Applicant, follow and ratify annually a Governance Charter;
  • Attend meetings of the FM, with published agendas, at least twice per year;
  • Issue public invitations for new members to join the FM at least annually;
  • Facilitate sharing of provider expertise and intervention strategies through Learning Collaboratives, as needed; and
  • Inform and support the development of regional plans and strategies.

Membership Types & Fees

A CoC member can be an individual, agency and/or department within a political subdivision who is concerned with and/or providing services to the various homeless subpopulations furthering the direction of the CoC. An agency and/or department with more than one individual representing that organization will be recognized as one member.

  • Individual Members – CoC full individual membership is designed for those interested in and committed to ending homelessness, including consumers, students, educators, San Diego residents, and others. Individuals who care about the quality of services provided to persons experiencing homelessness, who want to ensure they are meeting their needs to the greatest extent possible are individual CoC members.
  • Organization Members – CoC Organizational Membership is open to public, private, non-profit and for-profit organizations, corporations and agencies interested in supporting the CoC’s commitment to ending homelessness. Each Organizational Member may annually designate up to three (3) individuals to serve as its representative to the corporation, however there is only one vote per agency on voting matters.

Membership Fees:

  • $50 Individual members
  • $100 Organizational members

More information can be found on the CoC Membership Fact Sheet.

Apply for CoC Membership

Membership is open to organizations and individuals who support the CoC mission. See the applications below for more details on membership fees and types of membership. Please note that membership is not official until payment for membership fees have been received. Annual fee waivers are available to homeless or formerly homeless Individual Members or other conditions as approved by the Governance Board.

Current CoC Members

2-1-1 San Diego Jim Darroch
A Positive Choice Jo Barrett
AEsynergy Judi Farwell
Agape Village Inc Karen Brailean
Alpha Project Kary Siegfried
Ariel Marie Patterson Kary’s Helping Hand
Ashley Van De Poel Kerestin Walker
Aspen Interlink Kristin Kane
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Kristina Imhoff
Bootstrapped Ladle Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
City of Carlsbad LaTonya Blount
City of El Cajon Lived Experience Advisers
City of Escondido Mariam Lowe
City of La Mesa Mustard Seed Project
City of San Diego New Day Urban Ministries
City of Oceanside New Lyfe Homes
City of Vista On a Wing & a Prayer
Coleen Geraghty Pathfinders of San Diego
Community Housing Works Patricia Leslie
Community Health Group People Assisting the Homeless
Community Resource Center Rasheedah Harrison
County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services (HCD) Recovery Residence Association
County of San Diego’s Dept. of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities Rev. Rolland Slade
Crisis House Rooted Life
Cuyamaca College, Cuyamaca Cares Basic Right’s Center Saint Paul’s Cathedral
David Lee Condrey San Diego City College
Dennis Crosby San Diego Housing Commission
Downtown San Diego Partnership San Diego Humane Society
Dreams for Change San Diego LGBT Community Center
Dunham Home II Scripps Health / Scripps Mercy Hospital
EAH Housing Serving Seniors
Ellis Family Foundation Simmone Ruff
Ellis Rose Southern California Youth Emergency Services
Equus Workforce Solutions St. Vincent de Paul Village, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Erasto Arango S.V.D.P. Management, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego Stewart Wilkey
Gary and Mary West PACE Susan Lieberman
Health Net Community Solutions Taylor Yandoli
Healthcare in Action The Salvation Army
HomeAid San Diego Thomas Forsyth
Home Start, Inc. Thomas Theisen
Hope Through Housing Foundation The Church of Salvation
Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties The Thumbprint Project Foundation
Housing Innovation Partners Townspeople
Humble Design UPLIFT
Interfaith Community Services Urban Street Angels
Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego Valerie Quick
Jessica Mendez Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation
Jewish Family Services of San Diego YMCA of San Diego County
You Did It For Me, Inc.


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