The Apalachee RPC recently became the federally designated collaborative applicant for the Big Bend Continuum of Care (CoC), a regional organization that promotes the coordination of community-wide goals of ending homelessness. This includes providing funding efforts to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families. Additionally, the CoC promotes access to mainstream program benefits to support self-sufficiency.

ARPC staff worked closely with the CoC Board for several months to ensure a smooth transition and the new partnership was completed in June of 2017. This arrangement allows the Apalachee RPC to serve as the umbrella agency for the CoC and to provide their employees work space and administrative services. The CoC region overlaps most of the Apalachee RPC region and through the use of shared resources, there is increased potential to collaborate on funding opportunities to address community needs. The ARPC is proud to partner with the CoC and is looking forward to working with our new friends.