Coordinated Entry

The primary role of the Coordinated Entry Committee is to provide oversight and review to the Coordinated Entry System for households experiencing homelessness to be served by both temporary and permanent housing, according to eligibility and service standards of the community.

Purpose Statement: To ensure our community experiences equitable access to housing resources, the committee will develop, evaluate and continually improve our coordinated entry system.


Tom Cottrell - YWCA - Chair
Anna Solomon - Safe Haven Ministries - Vice Chair
Catherine LaPorte - Salvation Army - Secretary
Adrienne Goodstal - Mel Trotter Ministries -
Alonda Trammell - Dwelling Place -
Anna Diaz - Community Rebuilders -
Brittani Barkley - Hope Network -
Cheryl Schuch - Family Promise -
Gayle Witham - Veteran's Administration -
Johanna Schulte - City of Grand Rapids -
Julie Kendrick - Dégagé -
Kari Sherman - Grand Rapids Urban League -
Kelsey Kruis - Inner City Christian Federation -
Patrick Buhay - Community Rebuilders -
Samantha Pennington - Salvation Army -
Sherrie Vainavicz - United Way's 2-1-1 -
Victoria Sluga - Pine Rest Street Reach -