Continuum of Care
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
If you care about homelessness, your voice should be heard. Here are a few ideas about how you can become an advocate on issues relating to homelessness.
You don't have to be housed to vote! Your vote can make the difference when it comes to representatives and policies that impact people experiencing homelessness. For more information on voting in Contra Costa, including polling places and how to track your ballot, go to: www.cocovote.us
JOIN A MAILING LIST
Sign up for updates from the trusted agencies and organizations below. They'll alert you to opportunities and often provide speaking points!
- Contra Costa Continuum of Care (CoC)
- Nonprofit Housing Northern California (NPH)
- East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)
- National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
- Housing California
- Ensuring Opportunity: The Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa
SPEAK AT A MEETING
Council on Homelessness, City/Town Council and Board of Supervisors meetings all discuss issues related to homelessness and provide opportunity for public input. Sign up to automatically receive agendas and share your thoughts when an issue related to homelessness is being discussed.
WRITE A LETTER
Federal, State and Local representatives want to hear from you! Don't be shy about writing a letter or email. For more information about how to identify your representatives go to www.usa.gov/elected-officials.
Homelessness Awareness Month
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week takes place the week before Thanksgiving every November. The Contra Costa Council on Homelessness, on behalf of the Homeless Continuum of Care, has developed a Homeless Awareness Toolkit to promote events happening in the month of November and connect individuals with ways to become educated about homelessness, become involved in activism and find volunteer opportunities.