Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless
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MACCH was born out of the collective voice of more than 100 homeless service advocates in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. 

The journey began in 1996 with the Omaha Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (OACCH). The program, based on HUD's Continuum of Care model, competed for and won more than $10 million in HUD funding for local agencies over the course of 10 years.

In 2006, metro area leaders decided more could be done to address homelessness. More collaboration was needed. Thus, OACCH transformed into an independent 501(c)3 and became MACCH.

In 2007, a report titled "Homelessness in the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Area: Assessment of Current Needs/Services and Options for Action" was commissioned and published. This document, known commonly as The Wilder Report, was pivotal in proposing strategies that became essential to MACCH's existence and success. 

MACCH's main objective is to unite the efforts of shelter, housing, supportive services, and faith-based organizations that serve homeless and near-homeless individuals and families in Douglas, Pottawattamie, and Sarpy Counties. In the decade-plus since MACCH's incorporation, the organization has competitively procured almost $35 million in HUD Continuum of Care funding on behalf of nearly 20 local homeless assistance projects.

Today, diverse organizations, service providers, advocates, and governmental representatives participate in MACCH. And MACCH continues to grow and experience success. 

Housed at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), MACCH's community presence and public engagement is stronger and more effective than ever. 

Annual Reports

2015 MACCH Annual Report

2014 MACCH Annual Report

MACCH Governance
Independently incorporated in 2006, MACCH established bylaws for purpose of nonprofit governance. Revised in 2016, the MACCH Bylaws continue to provide the foundation of the agency's operations. MACCH also amended their Governance Charter in 2016, in accordance with HUD regulations related to establishing and operating a Continuum of Care. 


                          Charles Coley, Executive Director

                          Lisa Vukov, Assistant Director

MACCH Board of Directors

President: Linda Twomey, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Vice President: Deborah Dancer, Family Housing Advisory Services
Treasurer: Jo WilliamsTenaska, Inc.
Secretary: Aileen BradyCommunity Alliance

Rev. Zach AndersonHanscom Park United Methodist Church
Scott BrownGallup
Ryan DurantHousing Developer
David EberbachInstitute for Community Alliances
Mark FoxallDouglas County Corrections
Frankie HoletonCatholic Charities - The Shelter
Patti JurjevichRegion 6 Behavioral Healthcare
Mary Fraser MeintsYouth Emergency Services (YES)
Sue Carson Moore, Charles Drew Health Center
Chris RodgersDouglas County Commission
Mike SaklarSiena Francis House

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