Engaging the Community 

The Media and Advocacy Committee works to increase the CoC’s visibility and advance strategies and solutions to reduce homelessness throughout the region. The committee creates a media plan each year with quarterly reviews and updates of media coverage. Activities include developing messages about homelessness to be used in the media, drafting press releases, posting on social media, and pitching stories to the media. All activities adhere to the CoC’s media relations policy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create an annual media plan
  • Develop CoC educational resources such as a Centralized Intake brochure, CoC PowerPoint, etc.
  • Raise awareness about the CoC via social media
  • Draft press releases and pitch stories to the media

Chair: Oscar Cerrito-Mendoza, ocerrito@valleyhealthlink.com

If you are already a member of the CoC and interested in joining the Media and Advocacy Committee, please contact Oscar Cerrito-Mendoza at ocerrito@valleyhealthlink.com