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  • 1. Press Release Press Contact: Kai Stansberry kai@ahomewithhope.org (817) 875-6117 Tarrant County Homeless Coalition to Announce Findings from 2011 Homeless Count Fort Worth Mayor Moncrief and city representatives from Fort Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County to participate in community forum(Fort Worth) February 15, 2011 - On Wednesday February 16, 2011, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition(TCHC) will host its annual State of Homeless Address and Continuum of Care Public forum. The program willfeature a welcome address by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief. The event is open to the public and will takeplace at 9:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army Mabee Center, 1855 E. Lancaster Ave., in Fort Worth.Concluding a monumental effort supported by more than 429 volunteers who counted homeless people across86 routes throughout Tarrant County, TCHC will provide an overview of the intense efforts to reducehomelessness by City and County leaders, investments in supportive housing, innovative programs, and a strongnetwork of agencies focused on ending homelessness. Representatives from the cities of Fort Worth, Arlingtonand Tarrant County will present updates on current homeless programs.“Though the final report has not been completed, initial results confirm that homelessness is down,” Cindy J.Crain, executive director of TCHC said. “Success is due to the implementation of many programs thateffectively target specific needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The strengthening collaborationsbetween non-profit agencies, government, the faith-based community and private business have resulted inmeeting and exceeding our goals. People are moving off the streets and into safe and stable housing.”About Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionThe Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization formed in 1989 toprovide leadership to prevent and end homelessness in Tarrant County. TCHC plans, funds and administersprograms that assist homeless individuals and families in their transition from homelessness to housing. TCHCis the lead agency in the HUD-funded Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County Continuum of Care for programsproviding shelter, housing and services to homeless persons.For more information, please visit: www.ahomewithhope.org ###