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11975 Seaway Road Suite B220 

Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 604-2048

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Registered Charity Number : 100010846

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The Coalition is led by a team of talented and dedicated staff and board members, committed to creating pathways to greater stability for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The board of directors is elected by the membership annually to hold 3-year terms. The main purpose of the board is to represent its members by managing the financial and policy decisions of the organization.

The Executive Director operates under the direction of the Board and represents the Coalition in the community.  The Director is responsible for the day to day operations and coordination of the organization.

Mary Simons M.S.

Executive Director/CEO

Patti Guider

Director of Operations

Dena Whittmann

Program Manager - Housing

Trinette Crump

Program Manager - Outreach

LaDona Schwertman

Case Manager

Marilyn Brister

Case Manager

Amanda Barnett

Case Manager

Melanie Humphries

Case Manager

Board Members

  • Bud Boudreaux - President

  • Jennifer Benuenutti - Vice President

  • Dana Moore-Polk - Treasurer

  • Amy Lyon - Co-Secretary

  • Stacey Riley - Co-Secretary

  • Derek Waffel

  • Erica Johnson

  • Kay Denault

  • Henry McNeal

  • John McCarty

  • Charlotte King

  • Roland Weeks

  • Stephen Reed

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