The Collin County Homeless Coalition (CCHC) is made up of leaders from the diverse community of Collin County. These leaders and organizations are committed to serving families and individuals in Collin County who are experiencing homelessness and/or crisis.  

While the Coalition is not a direct service provider, we support those organizations who are, as well as help disseminate information and resources.

 

Non-profit service providers, ISDs and Collin College, city government and elected leaders, health care agencies, businesses and corporations, faith groups and churches, community organizations, and individuals make up the membership of those "working together to provide solutions to homelessness in Collin County".

Collin County is part of the TX-600 Continuum of Care.

The Collin County Homeless Coalition Mission:

 

  1. Increase Awareness of Homelessness 

  2. Coordinate Advocacy for the Homeless Issue 

  3. Facilitate Information 

  4. Empower Collaborative Programs and Services

 

Specific Areas of Outreach, Support, and Contribution

1. Collaboration, Coordination, and Networking

2.  Awareness, Advocacy and Legislation Information

3.  Building Community Partnerships

4.  Information, Referrals, and Resources

5.  Outreach, Prevention, Diversion, and Response Strategies

6.  Coordinated Access

7. Support of Direct Services

8. Pursuit of Safe, Affordable, and Sustainable Housing

9. Training and Development

10. Support of Funding and Capacity Building

Did You Know?

 

Over 500 people in Collin County were identified as homeless during the annual Point in Time Homeless Census 2022in January.

1 in 3 were children.

1 in 5 were fleeing domestic violence.

1 in 5 is over the age of 55 yrs.

2 out of 3 held jobs.

1 in 10 is a U.S. Military Veteran.

In addition to the PIT Census, another 1350 students in the ISDs self-reported as being homeless.

Strategic Plan for Collin County

Calling all Leaders!​

 

Please join us in our Action Teams as we work together to address homelessness and affordable housing in Collin County.

 

Action Teams

1.  Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing

2.  Landlord Engagement

3.  Creative and Affordable Housing Designs

4.  Coordinated Access

5.  Training and Capacity Building

6.  Prevention, Diversion, and Outreach

7.  Resource Centers

8.  Short Term Emergency Sheltering System

 

To serve on an Action Team, please send your information and request to cchctexas@gmail.com

The Collin County Homeless Coalition is back to meeting in person!  

Please join us on the first Thursdays of each month at 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the St. Marks Church Administration Offices at the corner of Alma and 15th St. In Plano.

No meeting in the month of July.

***SEE BELOW for INFORMATION on Summer Cooling Stations.

 

Website:

https://collinhomeless.wixsite.com/cchc

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/collinhomeless/

 

Email:  

cchctexas@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 250535

3905 Hedgcoxe, Plano, TX  74025-9998

General Meetings:

General meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the first Thursdays of the month.  As of May 2022, we are back to meeting in person at the St. Marks Church Administration Building at the NW corner of 15th St. and Alma in Plano.

To Donate:

The Collin County Homeless Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible and support the mission of the organization.

Donations can be made via check to:

Collin County Homeless Coalition

P.O. Box 250535

3905 Hedgcoxe, Plano, TX  74025-9998

Coordinated Access System (Collin County)

214.452.1111

 

Summer Cooling Stations

City of ALLEN

No available information.

City of FRISCO

No available information.

City of McKINNEY

The Salvation Army located at 600 Wilson Creek Parkway will open a cooling station in partnership with Red Cross and with logistical support from the City  as North Texas experiences extreme heat.

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

City of PLANO

The City of Plano is making all  Public Library locations, except Harrington, available to serve as cooling stations. Each facility is open for normal operating hours. In addition, these recreation facilities are also open as cooling stations:

Carpenter Recreation Center – 6701 Coit Road

Oak Point Recreation Center – 6000 Jupiter Road

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center – 5801 W. Parker Rd.

Liberty Recreation Center – 2601 Glencliff Drive

Sam Johnson Recreation Center (seniors only) – 401 W. 16th 

 

City of Wylie

No available information.

Overnight Warming Stations –

Collin County

40 Degrees or Below

 

McKinney

The Salvation Army

600 Wilson Creek Pkwy.
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 542-6694

The warming station is at the McKinney Salvation Army located at 600 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069. The doors open for overnight guests at 7:00 PM. on nights designated for sheltering. Rides will be available the first hour from the Hall Library. If you need a ride outside that hour, you can text 214-945-4637 but there are no guarantees we will be able to provide a ride. No identification is required but guests are required to arrive before 10:00PM, at that time the doors close.  Later guests are only let in with a referral or a police escort.  

 

Elizabeth Andrus – Office Assistant

The Salvation Army, McKinney Corps

600 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75070

Direct: 972-542-6694

 

www.salvationarmydfw.org

 

Plano

The Salvation Army

Contact: 

POWS Hotline – 214.988.9434

www.powscollincares.org

Anticipated Open:  Sunday, November 1st

Phone and Fax: (214) 637-8254
3528 E. 14th St. Plano, TX 75074

RESOURCE LINKS

Collin County Cares - list of service organizations

https://www.collincares.org/agency1_list.php

Collin Cares - Economic Recovery & Assistance Programs

https://www.collincountytx.gov/cares/Pages/default.aspx

One Heart McKinney

https://www.oneheartmckinney.com/