About Us

The Monroe County CoC is the lead agency for the coordination and planning of homeless services in the Florida Keys, educating ourselves and the community about the nature and extent of homelessness, including the needs of the people who are living through the experience of homelessness. 

Monroe County Continuum-of-Care

The Monroe County CoC is the lead agency for the coordination and planning of homeless services in the Florida Keys.

In addition, the Monroe County CoC administers the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for our area and conducts the Annual Point-In-Time Survey (PIT) of homeless individuals. (view report)

As the Lead Agency, designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, the Monroe County CoC organizes the collaboration of local agencies to to address the needs of clients and provide essential supportive services. By assessing and coordinating interagency communication and services, we avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and close gaps in services.

We educate ourselves and the community about the nature and extent of homelessness, including the needs of the people who are living through the experience of homelessness. We advocate for increased community, political and financial support for the homeless population and prevention of homelessness.

Board of Directors

Diana Flenard, Chair | MARC House
Steve Torrence, Vice-Chair | Key West Police Dept. & Metropolitan Community Church
Patrice Schwermer, Secretary | Catholic Charities
Matt Massoud, Treasurer | Monroe County Social Services
Beth Barrett, Director
Wesley House Family Services

Bill Mann, Director
Florida Keys Children's Shelter

Elmira Leto, Director
Samuel's House

Esneider Gomez, Director
AH Monroe

Marj Roberts, Director
Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR)
Maureen Dunleavy, Director
Guidance Care Center

Rev. Pam Feeser, Director
DOLPHINS

Sgt. Debbie Bickford, Director
Salvation Army

Tim Cox, Director
Wesley House &
Homeless Advocate