What is the Continuum of Care (COC)?

Who We Are – the “Network”

The MA-511 Quincy/Brockton/Weymouth/Plymouth City and County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the regional planning body that develops strategies and provides a coordinated response to homelessness throughout the South Shore CoC geography. It is known locally as the South Shore Network to End Homelessness (“the Network”).

The Network is made up of a wide array of community partners and conducts CoC activity and governance under a Governance Charter annually updated and approved by the general membership. The Network has established an Executive Committee as the lead decision making entity for the Continuum of Care. It oversees the Network’s implementation of many of the Continuum of Care planning requirements outlined in the HEARTH Act.

Committees of the CoC include:


Executive Committee

General Committee


   - Family Longest Stayers

- Racial Equity

   - Triage to Housing

   - Veteran

   - Youth

   - Youth Action Board

Board and Network Committee Members

Dennis Carman, President and CEO (Co-Chair)
United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Sue Chandler, Executive Director

Rob Corley, Executive Director
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Sean Glennon, Community Development Director
City of Quincy, Office of Community Development

Robert Jenkins, Executive Director
Brockton Redevelopment Authority

Patricia Kelleher, President and CEO
Family and Community Resources, Inc.

Connie Melahoures, President
Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness

Herb Newell, Executive Director
Friends of the Homeless

Katie Scott, Vice President of Grants Development and Contracts
Old Colony YMCA

Beth Ann Strollo, Chief Executive Officer
Quincy Community Action Program

John Yazwinski, President and CEO (Co-Chair)
Father Bill’s & MainSpring


CoC Network Committee Members