Homeless Management Information System


After years of working with the homeless, the Coalition realized that efforts had to be broad and there needed to be a method for connecting the existing web of providers that assist the homeless.

In 2002, the Coalition created a formalized system to link providers throughout the Panhandle. This was accomplished by allocating more than $50,000.00 to establish a three county Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This computerized web-based tracking system, allows the homeless client to have a centralized point of intake into the system, the provider to have a method of following the client’s progress through the network of providers and provide funding sources with unduplicated demographic information and numerical counts.

Participating agencies include: YWCA Emergency Shelter, Information Helpline, Wheeling Health Right, Salvation Army, Northwood Health Systems, Youth Services System, and the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless.