Homeless Continuum of Care

Coordinator of Homeless Continuum of Care
Collen Kosta

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. 

Executive Board Member

  • Erin Bishop - Youngstown City Health District - mmediate Past Chair
  • Vince Brancaccio - Help Network of Northeast Ohio*
  • Joseph Caruso - COMPASS Family and Community Services* 
  • Anna DeAscentis - Board of Mahoning County Commissioners/ Collaborative Applicant
  • Robin Finger - Merici Housing
  • James Ford - Community Legal Aid
  • Darla Gallagher - Meridian Healthcare*
  • Shari Harrell - Community Foundation
  • Beverly Hosey - City of Youngstown*
  • Brigid Kennedy - Ursuline Ministries* - Vice Chair
  • Bridget Lackey - Mercy Health
  • Leah Merritt - YWCA Mahoning Valley*
  • Jeff Phillips - Mahoning County Children Services Board - Chair
  • Duane Piccrilli - Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board*
  • Pat Sciaretta - Midlothian Free Clinic
  • Matthew Slater - Family and Community Services
  • Nancy Voitus - Catholic Charities Regional Agency* - Secretary
  • Jim Winston - YMHA

*indicates a funded agency 

Mahoning County Homeless Continuum of Care (OH-504) and Ohio Balance of State (OH-507) have posted a Request for Proposals: HMIS Vendors. More information can be found here: