Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Continuum of Care Continues Work to End Homelessness in Summit County (Part One)

By: Katie Sobiech


Providing shelter for the homeless in Summit County may never be the same.  Some local leaders are changing the way we view housing for the homeless.

After much research and experience, transitional housing may become a thing of the past, as supportive housing proves to be more beneficial.

The Continuum of Care (COC), a coalition with the goal of ending homelessness in Summit County, is the leading agency behind much of what’s been going on.
“The (COC) is a loose body of agencies serving the homeless,” Sue Pierson, Director of Info Line, explained.
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Something New is in the Air: 
Continuum of Care (Part One) – 2009-10-01

By: Katie Sobiech

Continuum of Care



The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a broad collaborative effort of homeless service providers, supportive service providers, hospitals, The University of Akron, banks and foundations.  It stretches beyond Akron and across the nation, numbering 6-700 groups, sharing one goal: to break the cycle of homelessness.
To accomplish this goal the CoC pulls in funding from the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support local homeless providers that work together to further enhance a system that provides emergency, transitional, and permanent shelter to homeless individuals.  In 2008 they brought in $3,563,121.00 which was shared among 10 agencies in the area. Continue reading