Homeless Initiatives

Reaching Home: Missoula's 10- Year Plan To End Homelessness

In 2011, the City of Missoula and Missoula County combined resources to develop Reaching Home: Missoula's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. The shared belief that housing is the only solution to homelessness remains the driving force behind the effort.

To learn more please contact Theresa Williams, Reaching Home Coordinator (twilliams@ci.missoula.mt.us).  

Missoula Coordinated Entry System 

In alignment with Missoula’s10-Year Plan to End Homelessness members of the Missoula At-Risk Housing Coalition implemented new strategies in the Coordinated Entry System in June of 2017. 

This newly designed system aims to prevent and divert households from entering the homeless system, reduces duplication of services, provides data to improve outcomes, and results in prioritizing limited housing resources. Coordinated Entry not only saves lives, but it saves our community money as well.  

At Risk Housing Coalition

 The At-Risk Housing Coalition (ARHC) is an ongoing formal task force comprised of representatives from health and human service agencies and governmental departments. ARHC was formed in 1993 by Women's Opportunity and Resource Development to initiate a community-wide effort to prevent and address homelessness. 

In 2004, ARHC formalized as a coalition requiring membership and adherence to agreements and protocols. ARHC continues to work on issues surrounding low-income housing and homelessness in Missoula and coordinates the local effort to plan and provide comprehensive services through a continuum of care. 

To learn more about becoming a member, contact Colin Woodrow (cwoodrow@ci.Missoula.mt.us).