Engage

Whether you are a homeless services provider, community advocate, local official, faith leader, or other service provider interested in the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care encourages you to engage. Membership in the G-L-C CoC is open to all organizations and individuals committed to preventing, addressing and ending homelessness.

A great first step in engaging with the G-L-C CoC is to join our newsletter. We send out a weekly update and a monthly newsletter via email. Occasionally, we may send out a special announcement, but we promise not to overload your inbox and we don’t share your contact information without your permission. You can also view our most recent monthly newsletters in our Archives below. You can also click on our Calendar tab at the top of the page to find out when meetings, activities, and other events are taking place.

Interested in becoming a member? Just fill out the online Membership Form and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

Have a question about the G-L-C CoC? Click on the Contact tab at the top of this page to get in touch. We’ll reply as quickly as possible.

Point-in Time Count

The 2024 Point-in-Time Count will take place across Cleveland, Gaston & Lincoln counties on Tuesday, January 23rd from 7:00-11:00pm.

Required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that CoCs conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. (HUD Exchange)

Media Inquiries – please contact one of the following designated CoC representatives:

Tracy Winborne – Cleveland County

Gayle Mahl – Gaston County

Keith Poston – Lincoln County

Crystal Walls – G-L-C CoC Lead Agency

The Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (G-L-C CoC) is responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on the local PIT Count annually. While volunteers canvass all three counties on the night of the count, the CoC’s PIT Steering Committee, Governance Committee, and Lead Agency (HealthNet Gaston) are responsible for ensuring that the count is conducted according in compliance with HUD standards using a locally developed and CoC-approved PIT Count methodology and planning tool.

Volunteer recruitment occurs locally through CoC County Work Groups. Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training. To inquire about the PIT Count in one of the three counties covered by the G-L-C CoC, please email Engage@glcimpact.com or click on the Contact tab at the top of the page.

Cleveland County Volunteer Training will take place on January 17th at 3pm at the Cleveland County Rescus Mission, 706 Julius St. in Shelby. If you plan to attend this training, email Barbie McMackin to let her know.

Lincoln County Volunteer Training will be held on Monday, January 8th at the Hesed House of Hope, 100 Ann Gaither Ct. in Lincolnton. There are two training sessions: 1-2pm and 5:30-6:30pm. To participate, please email Barbie McMackin and specify which session you will attend.

Gaston County Volunteer Training – use the button below to register for one of the sessions being offered.

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