Mission Statement


The mission of the Continuum is to end homelessness in the community. It will assist all persons and families who are homeless and/or near homeless in obtaining housing, economic stability and an enhanced quality of life through planning, education, advocacy and other comprehensive services.

The vision of the Continuum is that all person and families experiencing homelessness or the possibility of homelessness in Mahoning County will have a permanent, safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

The purpose of the Continuum is to assist service providers in the coordination and development of services for all persons and families who are homeless and/or near homeless and low-income persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy. 

Governance Charter (PDF)

Strategic Plan (PDF)


Executive Board Members:

Erin Bishop - Youngstown City Health District -Chair
Joseph Caruso - COMPASS Family and Community Services*
Anna DeAscentis - Board of Mahoning County Commissioners/ Collaborative Applicant
Robin Finger - Merici Housing
James Ford - Community Legal Aid
Shari Harrell - Community Foundation
Beverly Hosey - City of Youngstown*
Jeff Phillips - Mahoning County Children Services Board
Matthew Slater - Family and Community Services
Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board*
CoC Representative *
*Indicates a funded organization