The Fight to End Homelessness

The Continuum of Care is a community of individuals and providers that organize and deliver housing and services to homeless people as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. The Upstate CoC is made up of more than 80 agencies taking action to end homelessness. Serving 13 counties in Upstate, SC, the Continuum of Care aims to prevent, reduce and end homelessness through the coordination of agencies in our communities. 

The 13 counties that make up the CoC include Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union. For a full list of participating agencies in these 13 counties please click here

United Housing Connections coordinates the CoC's efforts throughout 13 counties in the Upstate and is the leading provider of services, as well as the collaborative applicant for the HUD CoC Program Grant. UHC is also the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) administrator for the region.

Get in touch with us to learn more about joining the Continuum of Care, or contact the staff listed below to inquire whether our services are right for you.


 

Join Upstate CoC 

Membership is open to agencies concerned with the development and coordination of homeless assistance programs. Contact info@upstatecoc.org to join. 

BENEFITS

  • Access to the Coordinated Entry System

  • Access to reliable and trackable statistics

  • Access to resources through other CoC member agencies

Join Upstate CoC

Find Your Chapter


Join Your Local CoC Chapter

If you're an individual interested in the development and coordination of homeless assistance programs click below to find your area's chapter contact information. 

Find Your Chapter

 
 

 
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President of Upstate Continuum of Care

Candace Timmerman

Candace Timmerman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Lander University. She currently serves as a HUD Case Manager and Grants Coordinator for HUD funded programs for the homeless and domestic violence victims at Meg’s House Shelter for Abused Women and Children. She has been with Meg’s House for 7 ½ years.  In addition, Candace has served as the President of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Council of the Upstate Continuum of Care for 2 years and has served as the Chapter President of the GAMES Coalition since 2013. She helped develop the Coordinated Entry system and the Written Standards for the Upstate Continuum of Care.  Candace also chairs the Grants committee and serves on the Program and Monitoring committees, having previously served on the Planning and HMIS committees.  She is an agency administrator for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and the County Coordinator for the Annual Homeless Point in Time Count for the GAMES region.  She is also a member of the Property Managers’ Association. 

Contact

PHONE
864.229.8141

EMAIL
ctimmerman@megshouse.org

 
 

 
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Director of Strategic Initiatives

Daniel A. Cooper, MPH

Daniel Cooper joined United Housing Connections to serve the Upstate Continuum of Care as the Director of Strategic Initiatives in April 2018. Daniel is passionate about making communities better and empowering people who live in them. Some of his key responsibilities include; identifying gaps in services areas across the 13 counties of the Upstate SC, building relationships with community partners that share the same vision, and evaluating the effectiveness of homeless services provided in the Continuum of Care (CoC). Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Nova South Eastern University where he focused on policy, program planning, and grant writing.

Contact

PHONE
864.241.0462

EMAIL
dcooper@uhcsc.org

 

 
 
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Data Analyst/HMIS Administrator

Austin Barrett

Austin graduated from Clemson University in 2011 and recently completed his PhD from Penn State in 2017.  Through these experiences, he has developed a background in research, evaluation, and data analysis.  Having come home to the Upstate, he joined the Upstate Continuum of Care team as a Data Analyst/HMIS Administrator in December 2017.  His main task is to provide technical assistance and analytical support to homeless service agencies across the Upstate Continuum of Care. Austin provides data-driven insights to help organizations make strategic decisions and support the evolving role of data to address social problems.

Contact

PHONE
864.241.0462

EMAIL
abarrett@uhcsc.org

 

 
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HMIS program coordinator

Cecilia Rodriguez 

Cecilia Rodriguez joined the Upstate Continuum of Care as the HMIS Program Coordinator in April 2017. She provides oversight and guidance for the day-to-day operations of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which consists of HMIS planning, data quality, on-going training and technical support for the system. Cecilia also provides ongoing outreach to agencies and community leaders to cultivate and maintain support and understanding of HMIS. 

Contact

PHONE
864.908.3696

EMAIL
crodriguez@uhcsc.org

 


 
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SOAR Benefits Specialist

Charlene Washington

Charlene Washington joined the Upstate Continuum of Care as the SOAR Benefits Specialist in November 2017. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. She has worked in human services, public health, and healthcare, all of which broadened background, giving her the opportunity to interact with different populations.  As a SOAR Benefits Specialist, Charlene increases access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the SSA for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. 

Contact

PHONE
864.770.0716

EMAIL
cwashington@uhcsc.org