Opening Doors this Holiday Season with the Coordinated Entry System


Happy holidays from all of us at Friendship Shelter!


As the end of the year quickly approaches, we want to thank you – our community – for standing with us as we continue the critical work of ending homelessness, one person at a time.


A couple of years ago we changed the way we manage our data with the intention of collaborating with community partners and helping to solve the toughest problems for the people experiencing homelessness in our community. These efforts helped propel Friendship Shelter into a county-wide leadership role operating the Coordinated Entry System for individuals.


Today, hear from Individual Coordinated Entry System Manager Conner about how Friendship Shelter was selected to operate this important piece of the housing puzzle, and how we continue to open doors for the most vulnerable people in our community.


As Conner says, “We’re known throughout the county for our truthfulness, for our veracity, for our commitment to trying to serve people and getting each person housed by any means necessary. People look to us as a model for how services should be provided, and that’s a really exciting thing.”

Yes, it truly is exciting. It is an honor and a privilege.


When you invest in our mission, you make this and so much more possible. Thank you to those who have made a gift this year to help us move The Next 100 people out of homelessness and into permanent housing. And it’s not too late to show your support by making a year-end gift today.


Will you help fuel our efforts to end homelessness for The Next 100?