Doorways of North West Florida
Doorways of Northwest Florida, also known as the Hunger and Homeless Coalition, is the lead agency of the Northwest Florida Continuum of Care. Doorways functions as the Collaborative Applicant for funding, HMIS Lead, and the primary access point to Coordinated Entry to resources and referrals for direct client services.
Meet the Team
Mila Johnson: Coordinated Entry Specialist, Jessica Quick: Program Manager, Shelley Frazier: Outreach Specialist
Shawn Kieffer: Finance and Operations, Michael Thomas: Executive Director, Paige Kieffer: Homelessness Management Information System Admin
Northwest Florida Continuum of Care (CoC)
The NWFL CoC is composed of community leadership representing various sectors of the public who come together to provide perspectives, voice needs and concerns, advocate, and inform community level decisions.
General CoC Membership
The CoC body is an interprofessional network of nonprofits, government agencies, community members, faith-based organizations, and other community stakeholders. Members of the CoC play an active role in the wellness of the community and homelessness response in Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, and Washington County.
General CoC meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10:30am-1:00pm at Grace Presbyterian Church located at 1415 Airport Rd, Panama City, FL 32405. Meetings consist of a presentation by the host agency and agency announcements, followed by a meal provided by the host agency. These meetings serve as an opportunity to get to know the community, network with community partners, and share resources. We hope to see you there!
The Governance Board
The Governance Board is the main decision making body for the NWFL CoC and is responsible for:
- Oversees all the work of the CoC
- Approves written standards for CoC/ESG programs
- Approves ranked list of CoC project applications
- Approves CoC policy and procedures for coordinated entry
- Establishes Committees and workgroups
- Sets CoC goals and/or priorities