The San Joaquin Continuum of Care (SJCoC) provides leadership and effective stewardship of resources, as well as facilitates community planning, design, and implementation of programs critical to ending homelessness in San Joaquin County. Our core values are collaboration, communication, and transparency. We are committed to evidence-based programming and data-driven initiatives.
“Continuum of Care” is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1994 to promote community-wide discussion and commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. It describes all of the services HUD believes homeless people need. The services range from outreach and engagement to emergency shelter to transitional housing to either permanent supportive housing or affordable housing. HUD wants all stakeholders in the community, including nonprofit providers, advocates, people who have experienced homelessness, local government leaders, business leaders, law enforcement, and more, working together to coordinate services, reduce duplication and bridge gaps in service.