Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders designed to promote a shared commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.

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What is SMAC?

Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care (SMAC) is a network of organizations, community residents and businesses that plan programs with the primary goal of alleviating homelessness in 5 counties in Suburban MN. The counties* include: Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, Carver.

*Click on the county for further information and meeting details.

SMAC Governing Board meetings adhere to open meeting formats and are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 1pm - 3pm at Mental Health Resources: 762 Transfer Rd. St. Paul, MN.


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Click here to view the 2019/2020 SMAC Charter and By-laws

SMAC Charter Document.Bylaws 8.2019 FINAL



Who is on the SMAC Governing Board?

SMAC is governed by representatives from the Local Homeless Planning Committees in each of the 5 counties and At Large Representatives.

2019 Governing Board members are:

Governing Board Member Representing Employer/Contact Information
Barb Sopp Anoka County ACCAP

Betty Notto Anoka County YMCA

Bradley Legrid Anoka County * MAC-V

Dan Lauer-Schumacher Scott/Carver Counties Scott County

Dana Dumbacher Washington County * Washington County
Denise Smieja Dakota County * The Link

Doreen Farrell Washington County Washington County

Eric Gentry Scott/Carver Counties * Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency

Heather Duchscherer At Large Position Hearth Connection

James Barron At Large Position Property Ladder

Jen Romero Scott/Carver Counties Carver County

Jenny Green At Large Position Alexandra House

Kristen Brown Dakota County Matrix Housing Services

Lauren Rose Dakota County Dakota Woodlands

Trisha Kauffman Washington County Solid Ground

2019/2020 Governing Board officers are:

Governing Board Officer Position Employer/Contact Information
Matt Lewis Chair * Radias Health

Rochelle Washington Vice Chair * Mental Health Resources

Denise Smieja Secretary * The Link

* Represents members of the SMAC Executive Committee

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