This website represents the efforts of the Continuum of Care of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homeless-ness for Boone and Winnebago Counties.
The mission of the Task Force is:
To reduce homelessness and its effects on the citizens within the Continuum of Care through the provision of a seamless Continuum of Care system.
The vision to accomplish the mission is:
To use the services of the community in a cooperative and collaborative manner to achieve stabilization and promote growth of our homeless citizenry.
The coalition of agencies commits itself to three strategies:
To implement a responsive community plan of action that organizes and delivers support for homeless individuals and families to acquire resources and/or skills to live successfully in the community.
To develop new partnerships leading to the preservation of our Continuum of Care core services, system innovations, and possible development of targeted services for underserved homeless populations.
To have elected officials, supported by the media and the community, adopt proactive public policies that support the community plan of action.
Please click on the "Resources" link on the left menu of this page to find information on agencies providing assistance to the homeless population. This listing of agencies is not an all-inclusive directory of resources in northern Illinois, but it will certainly provide a link to many community assistance programs.
All our homeless population asks is that we stand by them. Click Here to listen to a wonderfully orchestrated song performed by the homeless and friends from around the globe. Please click the "Play" button on the site to hear this awesome tribute to our homeless population.
SPONSORS - Thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors, the Mayors' Task Force on Homelessness PR Committee presents this informational campaign to assist the community in an effort to become better informed about the impact of homelessness in the northern Illinois region.