About the Rock River Homeless Coalition
Who we are.....
We are a coalition of dedicated volunteers, non-profit agencies, public entities, businesses and faith based organizations who believe that housing is a human right.
We work together to help households that are homeless receive the services they need while following a housing first philosophy.
Housing first means that whatever barriers face a homeless household, permanent housing is the first and most critical need.
Our coalition has helped more than 400 households move into permanent housing since 2015.
Youth Action Board
Individual Member: J. Maichle (Mike) Bacon
Want to become a member? WE are always looking for new members and would love for you to join. Agency representatives and Community Members are welcome!
Completed applications should be emailed to
Current Board Members:
As of March 2019, the current board of the RRHC consists of:
Chair Todd Kisner (WCHD), Vice Chair Sue Rader (YSN), Treasurer Adam Smith (ICA), Secretary Anthony Musso (Carpenter's Place), Denita Lynde (Rosecrance), Ginger Reininger (St. Elizabeth's Center), Mike Hedrick (Rockford Rescue Mission), Sarah Parker-Scanlon (Shelter Care Ministries), Karen Gill (Remedies), Shelton Kay (Crusader Clinic), Angie Walker (Community Action), Kira Devan (Prairie State Legal), Angela Wood-Zuzevich (TLS Veterans), Felicia Davis (Winnebago County Housing Authority), Paula Lind (Rockford Township), Shelly Perkins (Dekalb Housing Authority), Joanne Rouse (City of Dekalb), and Leslie Wicks (Hope Haven).