100K Homes Campaign

Without housing and supportive services, the most vulnerable members of our community are at risk of dying on the streets.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a grassroots effort to find and place the most medically vulnerable, long-term homeless individuals and families into permanent supportive housing across the country by July 2014. The objective of the Indianapolis 100,000 Homes Campaign is to continue to identify and house those prioritized according to medical vulnerability while connecting everyone to a health home.

The Indianapolis Continuum of Care has a housing committee that meets regularly to triage people into supportive housing based on vulnerability. As of early 2014, 70 households have been housed using the vulnerability index and thirty households are being triaged into housing at this time.

Anderson Cooper interviewed members of the 100K Homes Campaign effort in Nashville to uncover more truths about this effort and how to support those who are at the greatest risk of dying on the street. Click here to see the report.

CSH's Role

CSH has been awarded a contract by the Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) to coordinate this effort in Indianapolis. We proudly coordinate a stellar leadership team made up of the following individuals:

Executive Leadership Team:

  • Michael Butler (CHIP),
  • Julie Fidler (City of Indianapolis),
  • John Joanette (Horizon House),
  • Mary Jones (United Way),
  • Dr. Kalinowski (IU Health),
  • Lori Phillips-Steele (CSH),
  • Stephanie Sideman (CSH),
  • Patrick Sweany (Indiana Department of Public Health),
  • Kay Wiles (Homeless Initiative Program), and
  • Bob Weiler (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis/IUPUI) and Continuum of Care Advisory Board)

Committee Chairs and Special Project Leaders:

  • Data: Jennifer Rice (IUPUI) and Eric Wilka (CHIP)
  • Housing:  Julie Fidler (City of Indianapolis) and Jessie Jurnakins (Homeless Initiative Program)
  • Logistics: Brianna Sauer (Homeless Initiative Program)
  • Outreach: Melissa Burgess (Horizon House)
  • Point in Time Count: Laura Littlepage (IUPUI)
  • PR: Autumn Gale (CHIP)
  • Services: Leslie Kelly (Horizon House) and Karin Thornburg (Midtown)
  • Sponsorship/Donations: Stephanie Sideman (CSH)

Impact and Outcomes

Through this collabortive effort, we hope to connect our most vulnerable community members to housing and supportive services. As part of this effort, we are asking housing providers to commit units to this campaign. For more information, please contact Jessie Jurnakins at or Stephanie Sideman at To follow our progress, please like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @100kHomesIndy, where we will post updates.

Next Steps

In collaboration with the Point in Time Count, we will conduct a Registry Week from January 29th to February 1st to identify medically vulnerable people. This will involve surveying people who sleep on the streets in the very early mornings in order to find people while they are still outside in the places they sleep. Teams of four will be led by professional outreach staff members. To learn more about volunteering to be part of Registry Week, please contact Brianna Sauer at


Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention

Adult and Child

Aspire Indiana

Athenaeum Foundation

Homeless Initiative Program

Horizon House

Indianapolis Public Library

Midtown Community Mental Health Center


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