SICOCN BROCHURE

The Southern Illinois Continuum of Care Network (SICOCN) was formed in 1996 to bring together public, private, community based organizations, government representatives and consumers to identify ways to serve the homeless by identifying gaps and proposing action to fill those gaps.

The Continuum of Care has Five (5) basic components:

1.    Outreach & Assistance

2.    Emergency Shelter

3.    Transitional Housing (Supportive Housing for up to 2 Years)

4.    Permanent Housing

5.    Permanent Supportive Housing

The SICOCN works together to create and maintain a regional source of services and housing that will help homeless individuals and families move from poverty and dependency, to jobs, self-sufficiency and permanent housing.  The Board is empowered to oversee this effort.

Board of Directors
Effective October 1, 2017

President – Camille Dorris, SICH
Vice-President – Anna Margrum, Women’s Center
Secretary – Jennifer Rister, WADI
Treasurer – Peggy Russell, Family Crisis Center
Region 1 Representative – Patty Mullen, Good Sam
Region 2 Representative – Sue Castleman, BCMW
Region 3 Representative – Linda Bookwalter, SWAN
Region 4 Representative – Sharon Atchison, Lighthouse Shelter
Region 5 Representative – Renee Kindle, Shawnee Development
Homeless/Formerly Homeless Representative – Barbara Tullis
Collaborative Applicant – Representative – Linda Bookwalter, SWAN


Committee Chairs
Program Evaluation – Peggy Russell, Family Crisis Center
Public Education – Rob Schroeder, Western Egyptian
Membership – Jennifer Harnish, BCMW
Child/Youth Education – Johna Schullian, ROE #21
HMIS – Linda Bookwalter, SWAN

Due to the size of the SICOCN, 27 Counties, the organization is administratively broken down into 5 regions for certain functions such as the Homeless Point In Time Count. 


See list of Regional Representatives above

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The  Region Representatives work with the rest of the Board to bring information about the SICOCN to all interested parties in each region