Founded in November of 2013 by Jeff & Mary Hocking, the COE is made up of a group of volunteers who have come together in order to better serve the homeless population of metro Detroit and surrounding areas. We have a seven member board of directors consisting of Michael Hocking, Tom Costello, Carleen Lunsford, Dan Hearsch, Lesa Ferencz and Jeff & Mary Hocking. The COE is a ZERO-OVERHEAD registered 501c3 charity where 100% of every donation goes directly towards their mission and no donation money is spent on running the charity itself. The COE owns no property and has no employees collecting a salary.
We are 100% privately funded. As Federal Funding for homeless outreach has dried up over the last few years, we are one of the only homeless outreach programs left in Detroit. In a world of non-profits that operate like corporations, the COE is a true volunteer only owned and operated charity.