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

Please note – not all individuals/organizations listed below are voting members of the CoC.

2-1-1 San Diego Kristin Kane
A Positive Choice Resource & Referral Services Kristina Imhoff
AEsynergy Kevin Cadieux
Aimee Cox Kuni Stearns
Alpha Project Linda Chang
Ana Petrovic Ladle Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Angelica Andaca LaTonya Blount
Anne Omsted Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Ariel Marie Patterson Lived Experience Advisers
Ashley Van De Poel Mariam Lowe
Aspen Interlink Matthew Porter
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Mustard Seed Project
Bootstrapped National Conflict Resolution Center
City of Carlsbad N.A.T.I.V.E. Placements
City of El Cajon Neighborhood House Association
City of Escondido New Beginnings Scholarship Fund for Unhoused Youth
City of La Mesa New Day Urban Ministries
City of San Diego New Lyfe Homes
City of Oceanside North County Lifeline
City of Vista Oceanside Homeless Resource
Clean the World Foundation On a Wing & a Prayer
Community Housing Works Pathfinders of San Diego
Community Health Group Patricia Leslie
Community Resource Center People Assisting the Homeless
Corporation for Supportive Housing Randal Wittry
County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) Rasheedah Harrison
County of San Diego’s Dept. of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities Recovery Residence Association
County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services Republic Services
Crisis House Retread Housing Services
CSA San Diego County Rev. Rolland Slade
Curtis Howard Rooted Life
Cuyamaca College, Cuyamaca Cares Basic Right’s Center Saint Paul’s Cathedral
David Lee Condrey San Diego City College
Deborah NorwoodKeefer San Diego Housing Commission
Dennis Crosby San Diego Humane Society
Denzel Walkes San Diego LGBT Community Center
Downtown San Diego Partnership San Diego Rescue Mission
Dreams for Change San Diego Workforce Partnership
Dunham Home II Scripps Health / Scripps Mercy Hospital
EAH Housing Serving Seniors
East County Homeless Task Force Simmone Ruff
El Dorado Community Service Center Southern California Youth Emergency Services
Elaine L. Rosas St. Vincent de Paul Village, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Eliza King S.V.D.P. Management, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Ellis Family Foundation Stewart Wilkey
Elvin Lai Susan Lieberman
Equus Workforce Solutions Taryn Patterson
Erasto Arango Taylor Yandoli
Family Health Centers of San Diego The Salvation Army
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego Third Avenue Charitable Organization
Gary and Mary West PACE Thomas Forsyth
Greg Heydon Thomas Theisen
Health Net Community Solutions The Church of Salvation
Healthcare in Action The Thumbprint Project Foundation
HomeAid San Diego Townspeople
Home Start, Inc. Transgender Health & Wellness Center
Hope Through Housing Foundation Travelers Aid Society of San Diego
Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties TURN Behavioral Health Services
Housing Innovation Partners UCSD Proyecto La Frontera
Humble Design UPLIFT
Interfaith Community Services Urban Street Angels
Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego Valerie Quick
Jessica Mendez Veterans Benefits Administration San Diego
Jewish Family Services of San Diego Veteran’s Village of  San Diego (VVSD)
Jim Darroch Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation
Karen Brailean Wesley House Student Residence
Kari Gaudette Women’s Resource Center
Kary Siegfried YMCA of San Diego County
Kary’s Helping Hand You Did it For Me Inc.
Kerestin Walker Youth Tennis San Diego


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