We are responsible for collaborating with, listening to and collecting data from the
housing and homeless community to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
In 2015, the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) was designated as the lead Continuum of Care (CoC) agency for San Antonio and Bexar County. As the CoC, SARAH secures and distributes funding for direct service providers in the housing and homeless community and provides guidance to strengthen policies and programs. SARAH is responsible for collaborating with, listening to, and collecting data from the housing and homeless community to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
We exist to ensure everyone has a place to call home in San Antonio and Bexar County.
We envision a San Antonio and Bexar County community where everyone has a safe place to call home. We achieve this vision by strengthening our coordinated system of care, promoting sustainable strategies, and focusing on measurable impact.
Inclusion – We embrace differences, recognize the inherent value of diverse perspectives, and create spaces for authentic collaboration.
Empowerment – We see the potential in people, lead with trust, and elevate strengths.
Diligence – We are rigorous in our analysis, strategic with our solutions and disciplined with our implementation and continuous refinement.
Learning – We are students of impact, strive to be subject matter experts, and recognize setbacks as opportunities for growth.
System Leadership – We nurture the health of the whole by catalyzing and supporting the process of systems-level change to collaboratively build the vision for our Continuum of Care.
SARAH is designated by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agency for San Antonio and Bexar County (TX-500). As the CoC Lead, SARAH oversees the CoC Program, which has HUD funding dedicated to housing with services to prevent and end homelessness in our community. On an annual basis, SARAH conducts a funding competition and submits a collaborative application on behalf of our community. CoC Program Grantees use Homelink, our community’s Coordinated Entry System, to connect clients with available housing resources.
Director of Finance and Administration
Director of Policy and Planning
Director of Evaluation
Director of Systems
CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Program Director, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Healthcare Access San Antonio
Director of Pro Bono Programs, St. Mary’s University School of Law
CEO, GPS Consulting
Youth Action Board
Youth Action Board President
Director, Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio
Director of Corporate Communications, NuStar Energy, L.P.
Membership Council Chair
Executive Vice President at Prospera Housing Community Services
Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio
County Sheriff, Bexar County
President/CEO, Komet Marketing Communications, Inc.
Membership Council Service Director At-Large
President and CEO of SAMMinistries
School District Seat
Senior Director, North East ISD
Chief of Police, San Antonio Police Department
Manager, Bexar County Economic and Community Development
Dr. Jack Tsai
Campus Dean and Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health
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Board committees are chaired by CoC Board members and composed of professionals with expertise in various sectors related to homelessness. The role of committees is to recommend policy and planning decisions to the CoC Board of Directors. To view the bylaws of the committees, click here to read our Nonprofit Bylaws and Governance.
If you are interested in applying for a committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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