Lincoln County

Each county within the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care has a county-based Work Group. The purpose of the county Work Group is to coordinate activities that are specific to the geographical boundaries of that county, to influence and assist with CoC-wide strategies and priorities, and to educate/advocate at the hyper-local level around issues that impact the entire G-L-C CoC region. Work Groups also recruit new members to the G-L-C CoC and provide for representation on the G-L-C’s Advisory Board and CoC-wide committees. Work Groups are not autonomous CoC’s but, rather, provide critical infrastructure and influence that makes a regional CoC covering Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln counties successful.

The Lincoln CoC Work Group

The Lincoln County CoC Work Group currently meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30-2:30pm via phone. The Work Group’s 2023 co-chairpersons are Alisha Friday, President of the United Way of Lincoln County ( and Keith Poston, Executive Director of Hesed House of Hope ( Areas of focus for the Lincoln County CoC Work Group in 2023 include public awareness related to homelessness and the need for affordable housing.