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El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care (EDOK CoC) is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders in El Dorado County that coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward preventing and ending homelessness.


Its work includes gathering and analyzing information to determine the needs of people experiencing homelessness, implementing strategic responses, educating the community on homeless issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, and measuring CoC performance.

Join the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB)!

Have you experienced homelessness in El Dorado County?
Share your expertise!

El Dorado Opportunity Knocks (EDOK) is seeking people with current or past lived experience of homelessness to share their experience and knowledge, make recommendations for system improvement, and participate in the EDOK decision making process.

This is your opportunity to:

  • Provide feedback on funding priorities and policies for homeless housing and services.

  • Use your leadership and advocacy skills to make positive change

  • Provide recommendations to the EDOK for improving access to housing 

Additional Information:

  • Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) Meetings will occur monthly for the duration of 1 hour

  • LEAB members will earn $25 per meeting they attend!

If you would like to apply for LEAB, please complete this application and submit to the contacts below:

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

South Lake Tahoe:
Carrie Chapman,
Tahoe Youth and Family Services 
Please fill out application

Western Slope/Placerville:
Haley Armstrong,

Volunteers of America, El Dorado Navigation Center
Please fill out application

Join the CoC Board:

Be involved in decisions on how to address homelessness in El Dorado County by participating on the CoC Board and CoC Committees! The CoC is looking for people to join the CoC Board. If you work for any of the following organizations, please consider applying: ​

  • Organization led by and serving Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other People of Color.

  • Indian Tribes and Tribally designated Housing Entities or Tribal Organizations

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Advocate, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual (LGBTQA+)

  • Transition Age Youth (TAY)

If you or anyone you know would like to join the CoC Board, please submit an application to

Grants Committee:

This committee will be responsible for drafting and supporting grant applications for homeless services funding across El Dorado County. This will include gathering information required by the grant applications, reviewing HUD and state funding applications on behalf of the CoC, reviewing applications from local providers participating in local funding competitions, and much more! Anyone is welcome to attend; you do not need to be on the CoC board to participate. No prior experience working on state and federal grants is necessary. If you are interested in joining, please email and indicate that you are applying for the Grants committee.

Homelessness Prevention Committee:

This committee is open to anyone who is interested in working to prevent homelessness for households who are at risk of becoming homeless. Anyone is welcome to join; you do not need to be on the CoC board to join this committee. The committee will work to link agencies who are providing homelessness prevention services across El Dorado County and creating a process to quickly connect folks at risk of homelessness to the services and funds they need in order to avoid homelessness. Please email us at if you are interested in joining the Homelessness Prevention committee. 

Financing Committee:

If you are a current CoC Board member and would like to participate in making financing recommendations to the CoC Board, please join the Financing Committee. Please email

El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care Meetings

Starting in October, 2023, the CoC will hold hybrid meetings. To attend meetings in person, please visit one of these locations. Please note that the meeting on July 17, 2024 will be online only. Zoom link provided below:

  • 3368 Sandy Way, (Large Conference Room), South Lake Tahoe 

  • 3057 Briw Rd., (Sierra Room), Placerville

CoC Board Meeting

July 17, 2024

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

CoC General Membership Meeting

October 4, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Zoom Link:

‪(US) +1 309-205-3325‬
Meeting ID: 829 8568 6542
Agenda and other materials can be found here

Important note: This meeting will be online only and not in person at a physical location.

Zoom Link:

‪(US) +1 309-205-3325‬
Meeting ID: 876 5213 5044
Agenda coming soon

Previous meeting agenda and meeting materials here.

Previous meeting agenda and meeting materials here.

Meetings are open to all. Please email us at if you require special accommodations or have trouble accessing the meeting or the meeting documents. 


Are you experiencing a housing crisis?
In need of help?

To get connected to available homeless assistance programs throughout El Dorado County,
please contact:

Front Door

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm  

Phone: 530-600-2822

Serving all of El Dorado County

Front Door - El Dorado County Coordinated Entry System

Coordinated Entry (CE) is a standard, community-wide intake and triage process to match people experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County with community resources that best fit their situation. The El Dorado Coordinated Entry is called the Front Door. The Front Door staff have a strong working knowledge of available programs and services across El Dorado County and can offer:

  • Identity documentation assistance

  • Benefits and income navigation support

  • Supportive service program referrals

  • Housing access and placement assistance


You may call (530) 600-2822 or email to connect with the Front Door staff. You can also fill out an online form to get support. The form is located at the bottom of this page.



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