In 2007, the Lee County Community Human Services Council commissioned a Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness initiative. Over the span of almost two years, eight sub-committees developed goals and objectives for what would become Lee's Investment For Everyone (L.I.F.E.): Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. While the main focus of the initiative was to eradicate chronic homelessness and prevent future incidences of homelessness, it also benefits the entire county in many ways by:
- Improving quality of life for residents and tourists
- Establishing and/or expanding education and employment training programs
- Decreasing crime and incidences of incarceration
- Employing cost-effective solutions, and more.
The Community Human Service Council provides oversight of the Ten Year Plan and receives regular updates. Many community groups are involved in the implementation of the Plan and are working to accomplish the goals set forth.
An online database was created to capture the accomplishments related to the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Lee County and to share this information publicly to prevent duplication of efforts, improve collaborations, and improve outcomes for people who are in need of services.
Agencies and individuals seeking to update their accomplishments in the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness database should:
- Log in to the database. If you have not established an account, please request one by completing the online request form. If approved, you will receive an e-mail with your initial login information.
- Once logged in, click “Goals” and select the goal that you or your agency’s accomplishment addresses.
- Click “Add Accomplishment” on the relevant goal and complete the form with your accomplishment data.
If you have any questions or issues regarding the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness database, please contact Jeannie Sutton at 239-533-7958 or JSutton@leegov.com.