Founded in 2006 by Gina Amato and Carol Harvey, the Catawba Area Coalition for the Homeless (CACH) emerged as a vital organization in addressing homelessness in Chester, Lancaster, and York counties. CACH took on the essential role of advocating for safe, affordable housing while working closely with local agencies to enhance their understanding of available resources and facilitate effective referrals. With a primary focus on homeless prevention, CACH recognized the urgent requirement for emergency shelters in the community. As we continue to grow, our aim is to expand our capacity to meet the increasing demands and combat homelessness in the region.
To provide strategic support through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy among community partners so that they may effectively and efficiently serve those who are experiencing and/or at risk of becoming unhoused.
That experiences of homelessness be rare, brief, and non-recurring.
WAYS WE HELP
The Focus of Our Efforts
Researching & Implementing Solutions
We collect and report on data, promote evidence-based pilot initiatives, including funding strategies, and research and present creative evidenced-based solutions to issues surrounding homelessness.
We raise the collective knowledge about homelessness among stakeholders, community members, and partners. We work to create educational opportunities to equip people with compassionate tools and best practices to end homelessness.
We foster relationships and partnerships with diverse groups to share expertise, perspectives, and resources to support the strategic plan. Engage with a wider community base to share perspectives, circulate information, problem-solve, and develop resources.
We develop and promote a policy agenda based on the goals outlined in the strategic plan and evidenced based interventions from the innovate workgroup. We inform policymakers about policy changes that need to be addressed for the well-being of individuals who are unhoused.
Passionate Individuals Putting our Mission Into Action
Inspirational Leaders Driving Change Within our Community
Carol R. Harvey