Continuum of Care


  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (First hour is the steering committee, followed by a topical focus; all are welcome to both sections.)
  • Fourth Thursday of the month.
  • Social Services Division Office: Back Bay Conference Room
    196 Lancaster St.
    Portland, ME 04101

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Committee

The mission of the Portland CoC is to plan and coordinate a system that helps individuals in the greater Portland area avoid or exit from homelessness, and to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Portland CofC shall accomplish this mission by conducting the following activities:
Outreach services;
Emergency shelters and supportive services;
Permanent housing and permanent housing with supportive services; and
Linkages to mainstream and community resources

Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Joining the Committee

Any person or agency who has an interest in ending homelessness within our geographic area is encouraged to contact the CoC chair.

Homeless Data and Reports

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