The executive committee of the Boise City Ada County Coalition for the Homeless decided this morning to increase its visibility in the community and at the Legislature, bringing Boise's growing homeless situation to the fore.
The coalition, which mainly consists of people who work with the homeless and some homeless people as well, has been around since 1987, but decided this year to buckle down and set goals for 2010. The three goals are to begin a legislative advocacy committee, to bring more dynamic speakers to coalition meeting and to increase membership and public outreach.
Coalition president Fawn Pettet, development and social services director at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter, said the coalition's main goal is to end homelessness, but that it works through advocacy and education.
The coalition meets at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at 1276 River St., in the second floor conference room. The group does have a Web site, but discussed beefing it up. We will provide a link when it becomes available.