About The Way Home

The Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care (CoC) was created in 2012 and has adopted an action plan with specific goals, strategies and timeframes to prevent and end homelessness in Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County. In the past three years, we have seen tremendous results through the increased collaboration among providers and partners. These outstanding results are a credit to our CoC Steering Committee and partners who began to work together to create integrated, community-wide strategies to prevent and end homelessness. This unprecedented collaboration is the key to our success.
The Way Home Action Plan

CoC Steering Committee:

The Way Home is led by the CoC Steering Committe, comprised of representatives from multiple organizations:

  • Daphne Lemelle, Chair – Harris County Community Services Department
  • Horace Allison, Harris County Housing Authority
  • Dr. Joanne Ducharme, Montgomery County
  • Gerald Eckert – Salvation Army
  • Karl Erickson, Consumer Representative
  • Heather Garza – City of Pasadena, Community Development
  • Tory Gunsolley – Houston Housing Authority
  • Marilynn Kindell – Fort Bend County Community Development Department
  • Kelli King-Jackson – The Simmons Foundation
  • Kim Kornmayer, The Harris Center
  • Dr. Laura Marsh – Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Tom McCasland – Housing & Community Development, City of Houston
  • Greg Pate – Avenue 360 Health & Wellness
  • Da’Quam Taylor – Consumer Representative
  • Mike Temple – Gulf Coast Workforce Board

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