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 Kary Siegfried
A Positive Choice Kary’s Helping Hand
AEsynergy Kerestin Walker
Aimee Cox Kristin Kane
Alpha Project Kristina Imhoff
Kevin Cadieux
Ana Petrovic Kuni Stearns
Angelica Andaca Linda Chang
Anne Omsted Ladle Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Ariel Marie Patterson LaTonya Blount
Ashley Van De Poel Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Aspen Interlink Lived Experience Advisers
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Mariam Lowe
Bootstrapped Matthew Porter
City of Carlsbad Mustard Seed Project
City of El Cajon National Conflict Resolution Center
City of Escondido Neighborhood House Association
City of La Mesa New Beginnings Scholarship Fund for Unhoused Youth
City of San Diego New Day Urban Ministries
City of Oceanside New Lyfe Homes
City of Vista North County Lifeline
Coleen Geraghty Oceanside Homeless Resource
Community Housing Works On a Wing & a Prayer
Community Health Group Pathfinders of San Diego
Community Resource Center Patricia Leslie
Corporation for Supportive Housing People Assisting the Homeless
County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services (HCD) Randal Wittry
County of San Diego’s Dept. of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities Rasheedah Harrison
County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services Recovery Residence Association
Crisis House Republic Services
CSA San Diego County Retread
Curtis Howard Rev. Rolland Slade
Cuyamaca College, Cuyamaca Cares Basic Right’s Center Rooted Life
David Lee Condrey Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Deborah NorwoodKeefer San Diego City College
Dennis Crosby San Diego Housing Commission
Denzel Walkes San Diego Humane Society
Downtown San Diego Partnership San Diego LGBT Community Center
Dreams for Change San Diego Workforce Partnership
Dunham Home II Scripps Health / Scripps Mercy Hospital
East County Homeless Task Force Serving Seniors
El Dorado Community Service Center Simmone Ruff
Elaine L. Rosas Southern California Youth Emergency Services
Eliza King St. Vincent de Paul Village, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Ellis Family Foundation S.V.D.P. Management, Inc. (dba Father Joe’s Villages)
Elvin Lai Stewart Wilkey
Equus Workforce Solutions Susan Lieberman
Erasto Arango Taryn Patterson
Family Health Centers of San Diego Taylor Yandoli
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego The Salvation Army
Gary and Mary West PACE Third Avenue Charitable Organization
Greg Heydon Thomas Forsyth
Health Net Community Solutions Thomas Theisen
Healthcare in Action The Church of Salvation
HomeAid San Diego The Thumbprint Project Foundation
Home Start, Inc. Townspeople
Hope Through Housing Foundation Transgender Health & Wellness Center
Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties Travelers Aid Society of San Diego
Housing Innovation Partners TURN Behavioral Health Services
Humble Design UCSD Proyecto La Frontera
Interfaith Community Services UPLIFT
Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego Urban Street Angels
Jessica Mendez Valerie Quick
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
YMCA of San Diego County


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