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Partners Ending Homelessness envisions a community courageously dedicated to ending homelessness in Guilford County, North Carolina. We work to prevent and end homelessness using a variety of approaches that emphasize partnership with our clients and our community. Our agency puts the community at the forefront of all that we do. This focus on our community includes working to support and engage our existing partners (clients, donors, other agencies) while continuing to build and expand our community reach. 

Our Core Values include:

  • Vision – Fostering greater perspective and deeper understanding of the community’s needs.

  • Stewardship – Holding ourselves accountable and to the highest standards for the resources in our care.

  • Partnership – Developing collaborative relationships with our network of providers, funders, and community stakeholders.

  • Integrity – Cultivating excellence in our work and unwavering transparency in all that we do.

  • Advocacy – Championing the community’s solutions to end homelessness.


Partners Ending Homelessness (PEH) is a non-profit organization that was established in 2010 to coordinate local efforts, increase advocacy, ensure accountability, and provide administrative oversight for the Guilford County Continuum of Care (CoC). The agency’s role with the CoC underwent changes in 2017 and again in 2021. Currently, Partners Ending Homelessness serves as the Coordinated Entry Lead Agency and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency for the Guilford County CoC. Our agency provides coordinated entry assessment services, facilitates the referral of clients to available housing programs, and connects community members with various resources. While Partner Ending Homelessness is not a housing provider, we serve as a bridge to connect people experiencing homelessness with housing providers and - when possible - landlords and property management companies.

Connect: In our role as the Coordinated Entry Lead Agency, Partners Ending Homelessness works to connect community members with agencies that can assist them in addressing their needs. Partners ending Homelessness strives to foster collaborations, partnerships, and joint initiatives to increase our system’s ability to end homelessness; increase efficiency of system access and housing referrals through Coordinated Entry and Assessment


Support: In our role as the HMIS Lead Agency, Partners Ending Homelessness continues to make efforts to support an effective system of care through data collection and reporting, performance evaluation, and training. This involves making partner agencies aware of best practices as it pertains to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database, monitoring and identifying trends, and researching emerging practices that can be of use to our community, our clients, and our agency partners. Our agency assists with the development of system wide strategic objectives that address data quality and performance measures. We capture and analyze data and performance measures required for state and federal grant applications, provide technical assistance and training on data collection, use, and reporting, and compile and submit data for use in annual federal reports. The data collected and monitored by Partners Ending Homelessness allows us to develop data driven approaches and strategies to guide system level management.


Advocate: In our role as a member agency of the Guilford County Continuum of Care, Partners Ending Homelessness continues to explore a variety of advocacy opportunities and methods to raise awareness about homelessness. Our advocacy work includes providing community presentations, contributing to publications, and participating in community engagement events and initiatives.


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Partners Ending Homelessness serves as the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency and the Coordinated Entry Lead Agency for the Guilford County Continuum of Care (CoC). The members of our team include:

  • Shereá Burnett, Executive Director 

  • Valaria Brown, HMIS Team Lead/Lead System Administrator

  • Jasmine Crosby, HMIS Reporting Specialist

  • Ciara Smith, Housing Support Specialist

  • Genesis Gardner, Coordinated Entry System Navigator

  • MaKayla Cooke, Coordinated Entry System Navigator

  • Taylor Williams, Coordinated Entry System Navigator

  • Rashaad Nelson, Coordinated Entry Assessor

  • Teresa Simmons, Coordinated Entry Assessor


The Partners Ending Homelessness Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of community volunteers and servant leaders who are passionate about exploring and addressing the various causes and issues that lead to homelessness.

Our Board Members include:

  • Latoya Bullock, Board Chair

  • Peter Isakoff, Vice Chair

  • Grant Cook, Treasurer

  • Claire O’Brien, Secretary

  • Steve Key, Past Board Chair

  • Benjamin Zuraw

  • Demetri Turner

  • Angel Coleman

  • Ryan Nance

  • Eric Foushee

  • Dr. Shinika McKiever

  • Alex Maultsby

  • Brianna Bibbs

  • Dr. Dara Nix-Stevenson

  • Stefanie Ledwell

Interested in partnering with us?

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Partners Ending Homelessness is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Please do not submit job inquiries to Partners Ending Homelessness directly.


If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Partners Ending Homelessness, please email a letter of interest and your resume to:

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