We invite individuals, nonprofit organizations, government entities, businesses, and faith communities to join the Coalition.
2023 MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
As a member of the Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People, Inc., we affirm and
support the mission, vision, and values of MVCHP:
The MVCHP advocates for safe, stable, and life-affirming housing for all.
With full regard for the value of each person, the MVCHP envisions a compassionate community where appropriate support services encompassing the full continuum of care are readily available and each person has the ability to live in safe, stable, and life-affirming housing, offering everyone their best opportunity to live a full, productive, healthy, and happy life.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People, Inc. is a group of individuals and organizations who together advocate, collaborate, coordinate, and optimize services within the Missouri Valley area to support all individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness, providing a pathway for everyone to attain safe, stable, and life-affirming housing. The Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People, Inc. supports the goals of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, Inc.
Everyone deserves a place to call home.
• Interdependence: We empower one another by recognizing mutual goals.
• Collaboration: We recognize that working together on solutions is more efficient and impactful than working in isolation.
• Respect: We assert that everyone has inherent dignity and self-worth and deserves respect regardless of the barriers they face.
• Transparency: We strive for open, honest communication in all our dealings, guided by the ideals of compassion and integrity.
We further support the shared work of MVCHP by:
• Actively participating in the Coalition through attendance in regular and/or workgroup meetings.
• Supporting implementation of evidence-based, housing-focused best practices in the community.
• Holding the value that everyone who is homeless should be provided with the opportunity to access housing and supportive services.
• Providing leadership in the prevention and eradication of homelessness in the Missouri Valley region including North Dakota Region 7.
• Submit local data collected by the member agency annually, completing a template to be distributed by Coalition.
• If participating in HMIS, agree to share aggregate information from that system.
• Review agency/resource contact information on MVCHP website and submit changes to email@example.com.
• Participate in the annual Point in Time (PIT) count of homeless individuals in the MVCHP service area of Region 7.
An authorized signatory (appropriate administrative authority such as an executive director or board chair) must review the agreement and authorize membership in the Coalition (below).
Organizational Membership Dues
Dues are self-selected based on the organization’s budget or portion of budget appropriate to homeless related services.
No organization is refused due to inability to pay. Anyone can request a waiver with the coalition treasurer. Email mvchpcoalition [at] gmail.com to request a waiver.
|Type of Membership||Dues|
|Budget – $1 Million or less||$100|
|Budget – over $1 Million||$200|
|Business or *Other||$100|
*Faith Community partners are encouraged to receive a special offering or host a fundraiser benefiting MVCHP in lieu of membership dues.
Note: City of Bismarck department dues are covered by the City’s annual grant to MVCHP.
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Please download a printable PDF version of the form to mail in alongside with a check.