Community

The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County collaborate with many different community partners to combat homelessness, and therefore Community Collaborations are vital to ending homelessness.

A key to ending homelessness, is to best prioritize our resources to best serve the homeless.  We are doing that through the Coordinated Entry System.

We have two representative bodies that represent those who are committed to ending homelessness.  The Commission on Homelessness was created to represent local government and community interests to end homelessness.  While the Homeless Services Council of Southwest Indiana (HSCWI) was created to represent local homeless agencies, service agencies, and concerned citizens.  HSCSWI is also the official regional planning council for Region 12 of the Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care, and represents local interests at the state level in Indiana.

The Homeless Health Coalition partnered with the community to create a successful pilot Homeless Medical Respite program for the local community of homeless persons that need additional care upon release from the hospital.

The Re-entry Network of Vanderburgh County helps those re-entering after incarceration who are homeless and/or in need of help.

There are many homeless programs that are specifically targeting to helping Homeless Veterans and to ending homelessness in the Veterans population.