In 2011, the City of Missoula and Missoula County combined resources to develop Reaching Home: Missoula's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness . The shared belief that housing is the only solution to homelessness remains the driving force behind the effort.
To learn more please email Theresa Williams, Reaching Home Coordinator. You can also learn more about our Homeless Initiatives by listening to a recent podcast interview Theresa gave to Eric Halverson with Insight on Impact.
This newly designed system aims to prevent and divert households from entering the homeless system, reduces duplication of services, provides data to improve outcomes, and results in prioritizing limited housing resources. Coordinated Entry not only saves lives, but it saves our community money as well.
The At-Risk Housing Coalition (ARHC) is an ongoing formal task force comprised of representatives from health and human service agencies and governmental departments. ARHC was formed in 1993 by Women's Opportunity and Resource Development to initiate a community-wide effort to prevent and address homelessness.
In 2004, ARHC formalized as a coalition requiring membership and adherence to agreements and protocols. ARHC continues to work on issues surrounding low-income housing and homelessness in Missoula and coordinates the local effort to plan and provide comprehensive services through a continuum of care.
To learn more about becoming a member, email Colin Woodrow.