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Northwest and West Central Minnesota

Continuums of Care

CoC Membership

Membership is FREE, extensive, and inclusive. If you are interested in helping end homelessness in our region, consider becoming a member of the Continuum of Care. 


The three levels of membership include: 

  1. Task Force (West Central) or General Membership (Northwest): The CoC holds 4-6 full membership meetings a year. Members are also encouraged to join a board, but are not required to do so. 
  2. Board of Directors: Board Members are elected on an annual basis by the Task Force/General Membership
  3. Committees: Committees meet 6-10 times a year. If interested in joining one or more committees, please complete the membership link below or contact the CoC Coordinator for more information. 
    • Executive
    • Performance Evaluation
    • Data
    • Coordinated Entry
    • Outcomes-Income/Employment



JOIN the CoC
Northwest CoC General Membership Link 
West Central CoC - Task Force Membership Link 
Membership Agreement - West Central
Membership Agreement - Northwest 

Why should I participate in the CoC?


  • The CoC is a regional evaluation and planning process. Broad participation is needed to provide input on the creation, implementation and evaluation of the plan.
  • Peers in your Continuum of Care can help your organization develop more effective ways to serve consumers by sharing information and experiences.
  • Planning as a Continuum of Care helps avoid duplication of efforts within a community and makes service providers more efficient.
  • Being involved in your Continuum of Care permits you to keep appraised of important information including; funding opportunities, partner updates, state plans and priorities, training's, regional trends, etc.
  • Being involved in your Continuum of Care allows your voice to be heard on policies, funding, and service needs of persons who are experiencing homelessness in your communities.
  • An effective Continuum of Care makes a community more competitive for HUD Homeless Assistance grants.
  • A Continuum of Care can create a critical mass of political will to end homelessness.
  • Together we really can do more!