Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is a nonprofit membership organization formed as an association of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, nonprofit housing and service programs, government programs and concerned citizens from across the state.<hr>
The Coalition's goal is to be the leading advocate for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Michigan, along with the agencies that serve them.<hr>
The mission of the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is to decrease the incidence of homelessness, improve the quality of services provided to individuals and families who are homeless, and effect systemic change relating to the root causes of homelessness.<hr>
How We Do This
The Coalition pursues this Mission through collaboration, technical assistance, resource development, and programming with or on behalf of local service providers; public awareness/education; and public policy and advocacy.
This includes programs and services that are based on an understanding of homelessness which is driven by extensive and varied experience in the field and on-going primary and secondary research and analysis.
Homeless service providers benefit directly from educational and networking services intended to improve their client services, operations, outreach and resource develepment. They also benefit from the Coalition's advocacy efforts focusing on the state and federal level and its efforts to help educate the media, funders, and the general public regarding issues relating to homelessness.