Organizations hope to end homelessness in Guilford Co.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ending homelessness in Guilford County is not an impossible task.

Darryl Kosciak, Executive Director of Partners Ending Homelessness, says member agencies are finding solutions instead of fixing the problem.

Multiple agencies make up Partners Ending Homelessness.

“More effective, more targeted system … able to address people’s needs with the goal of returning people to stable housing,” Kosciak said.

Organizations like High Point’s Open Door Ministries and Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, provide training and counseling that help Guilford County’s homeless move quickly from shelters to permanent housing.

“We want to explore whatever their needs are, identify community resources and make sure they are successful in the housing they move into,” said Open Door Ministries Executive Director Steve Key.

From October 2012 to September 2013, over 1,000 Guilford County individuals and families moved from homelessness to safe housing.

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