Functional Zero Task Force

The Columbia/Boone County Functional Zero Task Force (FZTF) is a collaboration of organizations that provide direct services to the homeless population. The goal of the task force is to reduce and end homelessness for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community.

The task force coordinates efforts across multiple organizations to implement strategies and best practices for ending chronic, family, youth, and veteran homelessness.

The task force member organizations include:

  • Boone County
  • Burrell Behavioral Health
  • Central Missouri Community Action
  • City of Columbia
  • Columbia Housing Authority
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Heart of Missouri United Way
  • Love Inc.
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • New Horizons
  • Phoenix Health Programs
  • Rainbow House
  • Reality House, Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • True North, Inc.
  • Wilkes Blvd. UMC (Turning Point)
  • Voluntary Action Center
  • Welcome Home, Inc.

From February, 2016 through January, 2018, our coordinated efforts have housed 275 people experiencing homelessness, including 142 veterans and 41 chronically homeless individuals and families.

Inquires, please contact:

Katie Burnham Wilkins, Homeless Program Coordinator, Truman VA @ Katherine.Wilkins@va.govcreate new email