Federal funds to address homelessness come into our state through the HUD Continua of Care for the State (Oahu / Partners in Care) and The Balance of State (Bridging the Gap). Hawaii, Kauai and Maui Counties are considered the Balance of State and we work together through an entity called Bridging the Gap (BTG) at the state level. At the county level, Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties each have their own Continua of Care (CoC) under HUD and BTG. Here in Hawaii County, our CoC is called Community Alliance Partners (CAP). Membership in CAP is required for all organizations who are granted HUD funds for housing and programs addressing homelessness. However, anyone can join CAP. High level brainstorming, planning and collaboration are accomplished through CAP. This includes sharing of information, strategic planning for homelessness work island-wide, event planning and training events for the community. This Faith-based Summit to End Family Homelessness is a CAP function. HUD mandated work is also tackled by this group. CAP meets monthly on the last Wed. of every month from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. in Kona (Mayor's Conf. Rm at WHCC) and Hilo (1990 Kinoole Street, OHCD Conf. Rm) via video connection. We have churches in Hawaii County who are CAP members and who send a representative to the meetings. If you or your faith group have a passion to see homelessness end on Hawaii Island and enjoy collaborative community work, this breakout group is for you!