Mission Statement


The mission of the Continuum is to end homelessness in the community. It will assist all persons and families who are homeless and/or near homeless in obtaining housing, economic stability and an enhanced quality of life through planning, education, advocacy and other comprehensive services.

The vision of the Continuum is that all person and families experiencing homelessness or the possibility of homelessness in Mahoning County will have a permanent, safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

The purpose of the Continuum is to assist service providers in the coordination and development of services for all persons and families who are homeless and/or near homeless and low-income persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy. 

Governance Charter (PDF)

Strategic Plan (PDF)

Written Standards - Updated 7/7-2022 (PDF)

2022 Full Continuum of Care Members

Letter of Support Requests


Executive Board Members:

Anna DeAscentis - Board of Mahoning County Commissioners/ Collaborative Applicant
Anna Marie Barksdale- YWCA Mahoning Valley*
Joseph Caruso - COMPASS Family and Community Services*- Secretary
Lee DeVita- Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board*
James Ford - Community Legal Aid- Chair
Robin Finger- Ursuline Ministries
Leigh Greene- Mercy Health 
Pat Sciaretta- Free Midlothian Clinic- Vice Chair 
Julie Rudolph- Mahoning County Children Services Board
Erin Bishop - Youngstown City Health District
Sarah Lowry - Community Foundation
Beverly Hosey - City of Youngstown*
Matthew Slater - Family and Community Services
Daniel Wakefield- Dorothy Day House 

*Indicates a funded organization