The Coalition for the Homeless is governed by an 14-member Board of Directors. The Board actively oversees the activities of the Coalition for the Homeless—setting long-term goals and priorities as well as monitoring the Coalition’s financial, administrative, personnel policies and approves major new program initiatives. To accomplish these tasks, the board meets five times each year in regular meetings, with special meetings of board officers and board committees as necessary.
Geoffrey P. Lewis
Matthew S. Galvez
Pamela A. Gibbs
Michael L. Ferrell
John M. Nwaogbe
Director of Finance and Administration
Path to Independence and Self-Sufficiency
Due to substance abuse problems, a troubled marriage, mental and physical stress, Vernon Suggs could not keep a job and became homeless. He ended up at Blair Transitional Rehabilitation Program on October 8, 2016. To help Mr. Suggs get back on his feet, he received supportive services, counseling, job referral and placement assistance through the Coalition’s in-house Employment Program. As a result, Mr. Suggs has been employed since April 2017. As an onsite Service Technician at Van Ness Luxury Apartments, he pays reduced rent, makes $20 per hour and receives full benefits. In addition, he will receive free training and certification as an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning) Technician. Mr. Suggs confidence and determination has been restored. He wants to succeed and become more productive. He says he feels motivated to get up in the morning to join the working class and provide a service to others. Great progress Mr. Suggs; keep up the good work!
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