Although Homeward does not provide any direct services to clients, we serve as the backbone organization to many other groups that do. We serve the homeless through research, project management, system capacity building, and advocacy. We provide space for collaboration and information sharing for the homeless community and social service providers. Our coordination of services activities allows for social services agencies, advocates, and homeless individuals to come together and address the problems of homelessness in our community. This work creates an improved homeless service system that more effectively provides services, support, and housing to our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Greater Richmond.