Journey Home is the branding of the Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC). The Continuum promotes communitywide commitment and coordinates all stakeholders, systems, and resources available to comply with HUD CoC Program requirements and to ensure that homelessness in Baltimore City is rare and brief.
The Continuum of Care is a collaborative body, consisting of Continuum Members. Continuum members include organizations that serve homeless persons, homeless and formerly homeless persons themselves, and other organizations and individuals that are interested in ending homelessness in Baltimore City. It is organized to carry out responsibilities required by the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) program.
To be a Continuum member, agencies and individuals must submit and maintain a current Baltimore City Continuum of Care Membership Commitment Form. More information on getting involved in the Continuum of care is available here.
The Continuum Board, comprised of elected and appointed positions, acts on behalf of the full Continuum to maintain direction and oversight for the mission of the Continuum. More information on the Board is available here. The Board has the authority to designate one or more entities to lead essential activities of the Continuum. The appointed entity roles are:
- The Continuum’s Collaborative Applicant, an eligible applicant that must submit the annual CoC Consolidated Application for funding and apply for a grant for Continuum of Care planning.
- The Continuum’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead, which operates the Continuum’s HUD-required HMIS on its behalf.
- The Continuum’s Support Entity, which coordinates, directs, and advocates for the work of the Continuum and the Board.
The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services is currently designated to fulfill these roles.