Work Groups

The FM Coalition for Homeless Persons relies on its partners to accomplish its mission, goals and objectives. Any organization, group, or individual with an interest in homelessness is invited to become a member of the Coalition. Inability to pay is not an obstacle to membership. You don't have to be a member to participate in a Work Group, but we welcome your participation. Mebership forms for 2017: Organizational Form.  Individual Form. 

Coalition Work Groups

The collaboration and innovation that will end long-term homelessness in our community happens in the work groups of the Coalition.All are project-based and time-limited. We welcome your involvement.

EDUCATION & SERVICE WORKER SUPPORT WORK GROUP works on education programs for service workers as well as provides high quality H101 for the general public as well as service providers. These programs work for CEU credit and also provide networking opportunities.  They are currently planning some additional networking events, innovative education, a fall 2-day summit, and a sun self care session.  Any level of education can find a fit in this group.
Contact Cody Schuler.

POLICY & ADVOCACY WORK GROUP works on policy and advocacy issues at the city, county, and state levels as well as keeping abreast of national and international issues of homelessness. Tasks includes preparing and participating inr legislative sessions.  No previous experience is required. This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the Coalition conference room.
Contact Cody Schuler.

GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY WORK GROUP works on new initiatives.  It is a compliment to the Policy and Advocacy group and creates opportunities for immediate impacts.  For example, the group might develop a mentoring program for the local faith community. The goal is grassroots action. This group meets the 1st  Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the Coalition conference room.
Contact Cody Schuler.

PROJECT COMMUNITY CONNECT – SPRING TASK GROUP works on the planning of the Second Chance Career Fair – help plan the pieces and parts to empower the people we serve. Find a task that fits your schedule. This group meets EACH Wednesday at 9am at the Coalition until the event in mid April.
Contact Cody Schuler. 

ENDING LONG TERM HOMELESSNESS WORK GROUP manages the Coalition's role in the local, state, and national plans to end homelessness. This is systemic issue evaluation and innovative idea generation as to how to accomplish the action steps and goals of the plans. This group meets the 1st  Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm at Family Health Center, Downtown Fargo.
Contact Cody Schuler.

ACTION RESEARCH & DATA COLLECTION WORK GROUP (ARDC) works on gathering facts and compiling data to be used as a tool for policy, outreach, public relations, and initiative development.  No matter your comfort level with research or data, you can find a fit in this group as it is information that often makes change. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the Coalition conference room.
Contact Cody Schuler.

CARES FM WORK GROUP (CFMS) oversees the Coordinated Assessment and Referral Evaluation System (CARES) implementation process in the Fargo-Moorhead region. The group guides and critically reviews information and reports that will assist in the continuous refinement of the CARES project. CARES Coordinator chairs. The group meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Coalition conference room. 
Contact Cody Schuler.

Other Working Groups that welcome your volunteer energy

  • Successful Outcomes for Tenants and Landlords (SOFTAL) is a committee of Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partenrship Family Services. It meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm at the Family Service Center in Moorhead (N 11th Street). Contact Emma Schmidt.
  • Homeless Medical Respite is fully developed and launched under the aspices of Sanford Health, Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority and New Life Center but has a continuing need for community engagement. Contact Lois Ustanko.
  • Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund is managed by an advisory board. New members representing housing, property management, or housing services are welcome.

Meet our Coalition Partners