What We Do
As the collaborative applicant for the region’s homeless services Continuum of Care, the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness develops and submits the annual Continuum of Care application to HUD with consensus from the Continuum of Care Membership. We support and seek other grant opportunities as well, and provide oversight to continuum projects to assure quality and success.
The Suncoast Partnership administers the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a case management database which helps providers document services and outcomes, and prevents duplication of services. Recognized by the state as the continuum lead and the Sarasota Homeless Coalition, we also conduct and tabulate the Point-in-Time survey in January of each year, in coordination with Manatee County’s coalition. The resulting report gives a point-in-time analysis of homeless dynamics in the community, the number of homeless people and the issues they face.
In addition, the Partnership educates the community and advocates for the homeless and near homeless, believing that the development and provision of safe, decent, affordable housing is key to a long term solution.