2018 Holiday Program and Events Calendar
As the Holidays approach, we are working on the 2018 Holiday Program and Events Calendar, a composite list of all holiday meals, volunteering and giving opportunities in Denton County. If you know of an event or have one scheduled please forward the date and information to by October 20, 2018 to:

Courtney Cross, courtney@unitedwaydenton.org

Calendar will be published and available for everyone in late October.
Steering Committee nominations are now being accepted
If you are interested in joining this work group or would like to nominate someone, please complete the online Nomination Form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/18DCHCVote

To read about the Denton County Homeless Coalition, Steering Committee and/or the Election, please visit: https://endhomelessnessdenton.com/get-involved/steering-committee/208-2/

Please submit a nomination(s) by Monday October 29, 2018.

MAKE EVERYONE COUNT on January 24, 2019!

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Denton County Homeless Coalition will conducted its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. The Count, a requirement under federal law, helps communities and the nation as a whole, identify and understand the extent and nature of homelessness, changing trends in this area, and the measure of our success in ending homelessness. Results of the Count will be shared with the community in the spring of 2019. Questions? Email: dchcinfo@gmail.com

  1. VOLUNTEER – Conduct Surveys and/or Host a Donation Drive. Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19PITCount
  2. DONATE – Incentives being requested are Bus passes and $5 Gas or Grocery Cards.
    Please share with everyone. Hang a flyer at your place of work, school, house of worship, neighborhood cafe and anywhere else you can think of. Share the news of the Count on social media, using #DenCoCounts DOWNLOAD – 2019 PIT Count Flyer: https://endhomelessnessdenton.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/2019-pit-count-flyer.pdf

Free Pharmacy: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Texas-First-Free-Pharmacy-Opens-in-North-Texas-494220011.html?_osource=newsletter_news_KXAS

Housing Navigator – Doors for Denton County
Status: Full-Time, Guaranteed funding for position one year (October 2018-October 2019)
Hours: 40 hours/week

The Doors for Denton County initiative was developed to assist nonprofit housing providers and Case Managers as they work to connect people experiencing homelessness in Denton County to permanent housing opportunities. This will be done primarily through the work of a Housing Navigator, who will act as the liaison between renters, landlords, and service providers. The Housing Navigator fills the gap of timely and effective communication between the nonprofit and real estate sectors. By taking on the role of housing search and placement, the Housing Navigator effectively increases the capacity of case managers at housing and homeless service agencies. https://www.unitedwaydenton.org/sites/unitedwaydenton.org/files/DFDC_Housing%20Navigator_Job%20Description.pdf

Please email cover letter and resume (pdf files only) to Courtney Cross at Courtney@UnitedWayDenton.org with ‘Housing Navigator Application’ in the subject line by 5:00PM, Friday, October 5, 2018.