A Continuum of Care is a federally-recognized designation for organizations leading the charge to provide the local community with services and housing for those experiencing homelessness. HUD-Funded agencies collaborate with other interested stakeholders to develop a community wide plan to acheive the goal of ending homelessness in the Central Louisiana Region, which includes eight parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn.The Cenla CoC is overseen by a Board of Directors who are elected by CoC Members, that act on behalf of the CoC under the guidance of a Governance Charter. The community's CoC Membership consists of organizations, businesses, and individuals who work toward the common goal of fighting and ending homelessness. The CoC works to bring local representatives together to plan for and provide, as necessary, a system of outreach, engagement, and assessment; housing solutions; and prevention strategies to address the various needs of homeless and at risk of homelessness persons in our regional community. The program covers a variety of resources such as emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services.