About Us

Since 1998 we’ve been serving 11 counties of our region as the leader in maximizing resources for people living in conditions not meant for human habitation.

What We Do

Funding.

As the area’s Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agency through the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we apply for
federal funding on behalf of the region for programs of local agencies that
are committed to the goal of ending homelessness in their communities.

Tracking

We help agencies track their services through our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a database system, which can be used to run reports to show how their services produce measurable results and/or identify service gaps. The connection these agencies share through HMIS also helps to ensure that the community’s resources are being used efficiently.

Point-in-Time
Count

Count The annual Point in Time Count is mandated by HUD for communities across the country. During the last 10 days of January, thousands of our volunteers canvass communities, to count and survey individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The PIT count helps to ensure the voices of people experiencing homelessness in our community are heard and that efforts are made to provide appropriate services. It also helps us develop more effective plans and measure progress towards our goal of ending homelessness.
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Guidance

Our CoC’s Coordinated Entry Process provides a centralized location where individuals and families seeking services in our area can receive a referral to a program that meets their needs. The process helps to ensure that the most vulnerable of our citizens receive the help they need before it is too late.

Team Members

wwinters@homelesscoalition.org

Wendy Winters
Executive
Director

msmith@homelesscoalition.org

Mike Smith
Director of System
Performance

chattanoogahomeless@gmail.com

Victoria Freeman
HMIS System
Administrator

mkelly@homelesscoalition.org

Mackenzie Kelly
Data Support
Specialist

jascarate@homelesscoalition.org

Jamie Ascarate
Coordinated Entry Manager

sdevine@homelesscoalition.org

Susan Devine
Office
Manager

dgreen@homelesscoalition.org

Dylan Green
Outreach
Specialist

Team Members

wwinters@homelesscoalition.org

Wendy Winters
Executive Director

msmith@homelesscoalition.org

Mike Smith
Director of System Performance

chattanoogahomeless@gmail.com

Victoria Freeman
HMIS System Administrator

mkelly@homelesscoalition.org

Mackenzie Kelly
Data Support Specialist

jascarate@homelesscoalition.org

Jamie Ascarate
Coordinated Entry Manager

sdevine@homelesscoalition.org

Susan Devine
Office Manager

dgreen@homelesscoalition.org

Dylan Green
Outreach Specialist

Team Members

wwinters@homelesscoalition.org

Wendy Winters
Executive Director

msmith@homelesscoalition.org

Mike Smith
Director of System Performance

chattanoogahomeless@gmail.com

Victoria Freeman
HMIS System Administrator

mkelly@homelesscoalition.org

Mackenzie Kelly
Data Support Specialist

jascarate@homelesscoalition.org

Jamie Ascarate
Coordinated Entry Manager

sdevine@homelesscoalition.org

Susan Devine
Office Manager

dgreen@homelesscoalition.org

Dylan Green
Outreach Specialist

Board of Directors

Jeremy Ames
Chair

Jimmy Turner
Vice Chair

Heather Kwon
Treasurer

Vacant
Secretary

Chris Topel
Total Health
Chiropractic

Bruce Baird
Bruce Baird &
Company

Ellie Hill
Patrick, Beard,
Schulman &
Jacoway P.C.

Clare Sawyer
Community
Representative

Merrill Niswonger
TN Depf. of Labor &
Workforce Dev

Tina Vance
Community
Representative

Jeremy Ames
Chair

Jimmy Turner
Vice Chair

Heather Kwon
Treasurer

Vacant
Secretary

Chris Topel
Total Health
Chiropractic

Bruce Baird
Bruce Baird &
Company

Ellie Hill
Patrick, Beard,
Schulman &
Jacoway P.C.

Clare Sawyer
Community
Representative

Merrill Niswonger
TN Depf. of Labor &
Workforce Dev

Tina Vance
Community
Representative

Let's end homelessness together!

Join us in advocating for the current 600+ persons experiencing homelessness on
any given night right here in the Chattanooga region by becoming a CRHC member.

Reach Us

Location:

600 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone:

(423) 710-1501 

Fax:

(423) 710-1506

Contact Us

Reach Us

Location:

600 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone:

(423) 710-1501 

Fax:

(423) 710-1506

Contact Us