Flint/Genesee County COC

Flint/Genesee County COC A community working together to achieve access to safe and affordable
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12/01/2023

Catholic Charities Shiawassee and Genesee Counties warming centers open tomorrow, December 1st. Due to the growing need, there is a new warming center just for women and children located at the Catholic Charities North End Soup Kitchen.

11/21/2023
11/20/2023

Join us Tuesday, November 21st for the 15th Annual Blessed to be a Blessing! Thank you Well of Hope for your commitment to providing this FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner!

11/20/2023

Happening tomorrow, Nov 20th at 11am at the Flint Development Center, thanks to Flint born Javale Mcgee.

11/19/2023

Find out how you can help out to bring awareness to homelessness in mid-Michigan.

11/19/2023

Applegate Chevrolet is partnering with Shelter of Flint for Homelessness Awareness Month! Help us in filling a truck with items needed like sleeping bags, insulated gloves, adult long underwear, and kids winter coats and boots. We kindly request all items be new and in packaging. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and can be made at https://shelterofflint.org/DONATE/

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-p...
11/12/2023

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-part series examines how community members can help individuals and organizations who work toward ending homelessness.
PLACES OF WORSHIP have a long history of aiding the homeless. Here's how they can continue to make a difference:
1️. Community outreach: Organize programs and initiatives to provide food, shelter, and clothing to those in need. Create a network of volunteers to offer support.
2️. Advocacy: Speak out on behalf of the homeless and advocate for policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Encourage your congregation to get involved in advocacy efforts.
3️. Collaborate: Partner with local shelters and organizations to maximize the impact of your efforts. Pool resources and volunteers to provide comprehensive support.
4️. Raise awareness: Use your platform to educate your congregation and the wider community about homelessness. Share stories and experiences to foster understanding and empathy.

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-p...
11/11/2023

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-part series examines how community members can help individuals and organizations who work toward ending homelessness.
SCHOOLS play a crucial role in raising awareness and educating the next generation about homelessness. Here's how they can help:
1️. Educate students: Incorporate lessons about homelessness, its causes, and its impact into the curriculum. Teach empathy and compassion so that students understand the importance of helping those in need.
2️. Organize awareness campaigns: Encourage students to participate in projects that highlight homelessness issues. Organize events, fundraisers, or food drives to support local shelters and outreach programs.
3️. Provide resources: Offer resources and support to students who may be experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Create a safe space for them to seek help and guidance.

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-p...
11/10/2023

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and you may be wondering what you can do to help end homelessness. This four-part series examines how community members can help individuals and organizations who work toward ending homelessness.
Homelessness affects our fellow community members, and we all have a role to play in addressing this pressing issue. By voting, we can influence policies and initiatives that support housing, affordable healthcare, and social services for those in need.
Here's how you can help combat homelessness with your vote:
1️. Research candidates: Look into the stances and track records of candidates on homelessness-related issues. Choose leaders who prioritize finding solutions and supporting the vulnerable in our community.
2️. Advocate for change: Engage in conversations with friends, family, and neighbors about the importance of addressing homelessness. Encourage them to vote and make informed decisions as well.
3️. Support local initiatives: Be aware of local ballot measures and initiatives that aim to alleviate homelessness. Vote in favor of these measures to provide funding and resources to combat the issue.
4️. Volunteer and donate: Support local organizations and shelters that work tirelessly to provide shelter, food, and services to those experiencing homelessness.

11/06/2023

The campaign begins Monday, Nov. 6, and is designed to educate, advocate, and remove barriers for those in need of housing.

Did you know that homeless individuals often face numerous barriers when trying to access essential services? This three...
11/04/2023

Did you know that homeless individuals often face numerous barriers when trying to access essential services? This three-part series outlines just a few of the obstacles faced by the unhoused in our community.

Stigmatization:
Homelessness is not a choice or a crime. It's essential to recognize that individuals experiencing homelessness often grapple with a complex web of circumstances, including job loss, health issues, and, in some cases, tragic life events. However, stigmatization can perpetuate negative stereotypes and make it even harder for them to reintegrate into society.

Did you know that homeless individuals often face numerous barriers when trying to access essential services? This three...
11/03/2023

Did you know that homeless individuals often face numerous barriers when trying to access essential services? This three-part series outlines just a few of the obstacles faced by the unhoused in our community.

Lack of Identification:
Imagine navigating life without an ID. For many homeless individuals, this is a stark reality. Without a stable address or a safe place to store personal documents, obtaining identification becomes a daunting challenge. Without an ID, they face insurmountable hurdles in accessing vital services like healthcare and housing. This is a fundamental roadblock in their journey toward stability and self-sufficiency.

11/02/2023

November is Homelessness Awareness Month in Michigan, a time to educate, advocate, and take action for a brighter future. We're partnering with incredible Flint/Genesee County COC organizations dedicated to ending homelessness. We each have a role in ending homelessness, not just as organizations, but as individuals, city representatives, landlords, healthcare providers, and law enforcement officials. By recognizing the barriers homeless individuals face, we can work to break them down and create a world where everyone has a home to call their own.

11/01/2023
10/31/2023

Flint, MI — Communities First, Inc. (CFI) is set to host its ninth annual African American Film Series starting Nov. 2, 2023. The free event

10/25/2023
10/20/2023

You don't want to miss our next idea competition on October 26th! Register to attend today at thepitch4k.com.

10/18/2023
10/10/2023

Free Winter Clothing Distribution next Friday October 13th and Saturday October 14th! If you’re in need, or know those that are, please make sure to put these dates on your calendar. All items are available at no cost on a first-come/first-serve basis at these 6 locations.

10/10/2023

Save the date for Monday, October 16!
Next week we are back with another mobile food giveaway! Come on out to Court Street United Methodist Church, 10am until the food runs out! If you know of anyone in need of food, please spread the word that we'll be there!

10/06/2023

Per follower

10/02/2023

Please contact our labor liaison, Teresa McGinnis, at 810-762-5831 if you are interested in helping at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan this week!

09/26/2023

The homes will be able to accommodate up to two people and will total 24 homes along with a Community Resource Center, totaling $3.5 million for the project.

09/05/2023

𝐅𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐓 𝐌𝐎𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑!
Additional Genesee County Food Pantries can be found at:
https://ow.ly/AcIs50PEZjS
TODAY 10am: Asbury United Methodist

09/05/2023

We are less than ONE week out from our next mobile food distribution! We'll see you Monday, September 11, at Court Street United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. until food runs out! Help us get the word out by liking and sharing this post! We are also looking for volunteers to help us during the giveaways! If you're interested, please give us a call at (810) 234-2479 and we'll get you signed up!

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1174 Robert T Longway Boulevard
Flint, MI
48503

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(810) 544-4357

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