"Ultimately, our work must be centered on the realities those experiencing homelessness are living right now. From there, what are the resources we already have? What do we need? How do we fill the gaps and fit resources together in a cohesive, impactful and sustainable way?"

Cathy Aiken-Freeman
United Way ICPH Support Staff


The enduring path to ending homelessness is to fix the systemic problems that cause it: social inequalities of income, wealth, and opportunity, and the failures of the social safety net.

The ICPH is comprised of local governement, nonprofit, & faith leaders and others working to improve the quality of life for all in our community. It is led by a dedicated staff position funded by UWRF, City of Rome, & Floyd County.

UWRF also funds ICPH priorities and provides 501(c)3 status, enabling our community to financially support community-led efforts to end homelessness by address root causes and intervening with people before they reach a shelter door.

The ICPH encourages organizations and individuals to team up and identify solutions with the support needed to monitor and adjust priorities in real-time, according to changing needs and progress. It ensures the community as a whole receives regular, updated reporting and continued opportunities to engage and invest time, advocacy, and funding exactly where and when they are most needed.

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