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Our mission is to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

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The Central Virginia Continuum of Care (CVCoC) is a coalition of agencies, nonprofits, congregations and individuals working to end homelessness in central Virginia. The CVCoC is responsible for the homeless response system that meets the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in the City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.

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Current CVCoC Member Organizations

Office of the Public Defender

The CVCoC assists in the coordination and development of services and housing for homeless persons through planning, education, and advocacy.

To achieve this purpose the CVCoC will:

  • Enhance the knowledge of homeless response providers to ensure best practices and improve system performance.
  • Address the housing and service needs of persons facing or experiencing homelessness.
  • Identify gaps in the homeless response system and prioritize local, state, and federal funding to meet those needs.
  • Engage in strategic planning and development to address prioritized needs.
  • Operate a coordinated access system that provides a comprehensive assessment of the needs of persons facing or experiencing homelessness.
  • Set system level and project level performance measures to gauge community progress in preventing and ending homelessness.
  • Utilize performance measures for monitoring system, recipient and subrecipient performance; take action against poor performers when needed; and report performance measures to funders.
  • Operate a single Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Conduct an annual point-in-time count of homeless persons in the Central Virginia CoC region.
  • The Central Virginia CoC will identify member agencies to serve as collaborative applicant and HMIS lead, and will monitor the performance of those roles.
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