Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Esmeradal Maldonado


The Coalition of Homeless Service Providers is a 501(c)(3) organization working to eliminate homelessness by promoting partnership and interagency cooperation. They serve the homeless community of Monterey and San Benito counties. The U.S. struggles with solving the homeless problem including homeless youth. There are many homeless youths in Monterey and San Benito counties. This project supports the Youth Homeless Demonstration Project’s efforts to expand services and improve policies that directly affect homeless youth. This project involved researching best practices in other jurisdiction’s Coordinated Community Plans. The expected outcome is to increase the agency’s knowledge of these best practices. The primary finding is that the identified best practices can help the agency address the challenges of insufficient and inadequate local services. The recommendation is to incorporate appropriate best practices into the local Coordinated Community Plan.