Accomplishments For the Our First 30 Months

• Organized and conducted community Summit on Homelessness in region
and a follow-up Strategic Planning Session October 2, 2015. During these sessions, FCCH set and reset goals to address the service gaps and needs for homeless.

• Assembled, distributed and continue to update contact information for our growing FCCH.

• Submitted and received initial grant from WV Catholic Charities (CCWV) for Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families.

• Received donations from Marge Meyer memorial fund and continue to receive support from churches and partners in our area.

• Trained 15 Emergency Fund Authorized Representatives of FCCH.

• Established procedure and forms for approving, billing and paying for emergency hotel shelter nights.

• Established partnerships with 5 motels to provide rooms for clients approved by FCCH authorized representatives.

• Procured motel rooms for 273 persons: 90 children, 177 adults, 6 seniors and 28 disabled individuals.

• FCCH Coalition Meets at Immanuel’s House: first Tuesday of odd months at 5:30 p.m.

• Focused first on Safety for Homeless and saw noticeable improvement.

• Provided safety training for Immanuel’s House staff and volunteers.

• St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church assembled and FCCH distributed 275 sleeping bags.
• Arden United Methodist Church Youth presented 150 hygiene kits to FCCH.

• Coordinated clothing donations with St. Luke’s and Church Without Walls.

• Recruited Volunteers for Point In Time surveys.

• Notified FCCH members of updates on availability for area emergency shelters, transportation, etc. during winter emergencies.

• Continue to connect and share information and make referrals that bring more services and resources to our homeless friends.

• Coordinate with Housing Prioritization Group, Health and Human Services, Housing Work Group, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Telamon Corporation, Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority and many other churches/organizations in our area

• Coordinate transportation, hauling furniture, food, clothes for homeless emergencies.

• Worked with Catholic Charities West Virginia to establish coordinated furniture ministry for newly housed.

• Good Samaritan Free Clinic (GSFC), coordinates with WVU and Shenandoah Community Services to provide medical care at Immanuel’s House for the needy and the homeless. This group has also started a Street Medicine program.

• Recruited and provided initial training for Next Step Program volunteers.

• Partnered with Good Samaritan Free Clinic for our first 5K “Keep the Faith” walk/run for homeless.

• Hosted first community Hunger and Homeless Week Soup Fest at Immanuel’s House.

• Became non-profit Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless Inc!

Tax deductible contribution can be sent to:

Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless Inc.
PO Box 523 Martinsburg WV 2540