Mission of the Iron County LHCC
Provide housing opportunities to all chronically homeless individuals and veterans, and reduce overall homelessness by 2015 plus reduce recidivism at Iron County jail by 25 percentage points by 2018.
LHCC Committee Overview (Visual)
Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P)
Allies with Families and Community Action Partnership (CAP)
Assistance League of Southern Utah
Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center (CCWCC)
Cedar City Hospital
Cedar City Housing Authority (CCHA)
Cedar City Police Department (CCPD)
Continuum of Care/Balance of State
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
Family Support Center
Iron County Care and Share (ICCS)
Iron County Emergency Management
Iron County School District (ICSD)
Southwest Behavioral Health
Local and State Representation
Utah Balance of State Homeless Coordinating Council
The mission of the Corporation is to advocate for homeless people by coordinating services, sharing information, and increasing public awareness.
The vision of the Corporation is to break the cycle of homelessness by:
- identifying gaps in the continuum of care;
- utilizing research and resources to establish creative, effective action programs which address these gaps;
- supporting and collaborating on grant applications; and educating the public, elected officials, and policy makers regarding homelessness and solutions.
Membership in the Utah Balance of State Homeless Coordinating Council is open to agencies or organizations within the State of Utah that provide or facilitate homeless services. Each agency or organization will have only one voting representative and one alternate voting representative at any given time. These individuals will also serve as the official contact persons for the agency or organization that she/he represents.
Coordinated entry, frequently also called coordinated assessment or centralized intake, is a system-wide process designed to efficiently connect people with resources and housing in a way that is easy to access.
An effective system is :person-centered, prioritizes those with the greatest need without precondition, includes all subpopulations and is coordinated such that wherever individuals seeking services enter, they will be able to participate in the same assessment and linkage process where providers use a uniform decision-making approach.
As communities have begun implementation efforts, we have learned that coordinated assessment is not only a best practice for serving consumers and a way to more efficiently use available resources, but also is an excellent tool to shift agency and single-service minded thinking to holistic service provision and overall community need.