The Texarkana Homeless Coalition consists of a number of organizations and individuals working together to end homelessness in Texarkana and Bowie County.


In Texarkana, as in the rest of the United States, the homeless and near-homeless population includes people from all walks of life.


The purpose and objectives of this Coalition are: 


(1) to gather information in order to identify and fill the gaps in services and community needs; 


(2) to protect and improve the lives and safety of the homeless and near homeless;


(3) to actively engage homeless and other stakeholders in developing solutions to achieving self-sufficiency;


(4) to communicate with funding entities, other organizations and the public at large to promote the general welfare of the homeless and to increase self-sufficiency; and


(5) to ensure full development of  a continuum of care with the shelter, housing and programs necessary to meet the needs of all homeless people and efficiently and effectively move them to self-sufficient life.

Board of Directors


Vashil Fernandez, City of Texarkana


Alaina Marcum, Mission Texarkana


Jennifer Strayhorn, Texarkana Public Library Director/Daneshia Walton, Ark-Tex Council of Governments


Brenda Hogan, The Salvation Army

Committee Chairs


Public Relations & Planning Committee Chair

Megan Price, City of Texarkana

Homeless Count Committee Chair

Jade Bredenberg, Mission Texarkana

Membership Committee Chair

Laking Harris, VISTA