Housing Outreach Team (HOT)
The Housing Outreach Team operates and administers a variety of permanent supportive housing to more than 200+ adults, couples and families with children, including uninsured individuals who live in Multnomah County. These programs provide a rental subsidy and supportive services to participants who have been homeless and have a mental health disability. Services are provided to participants primarily in their home or in the community and include outreach, assisting in identifying and applying for housing, navigating the housing process, case management including a focus on accessing health care, therapy and counseling.
Clients served in this program benefit from home and community-based mental health services.
Street Outreach Team
The team provides street-level outreach and dedicated in-reach to local shelters to assist people who are experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental health issues into stable housing. The team’s primary goal is rapid placement into permanent housing. Core services include: Mental health assessments, crisis care coordination, assistance navigating service systems, referrals into short term housing options, and help accessing mainstream benefits. Households placed into independent housing apartments are provided with up to a year of home based support services.
Street Outreach Team meet people who are sleeping outside or in vehicles during street outreach activities. We also accept referrals via other local street outreach programs, low-service shelters, and partnerships with select emergency response systems.
Update due to COVID-19 (posted 6/23/20)
As we navigate Phase 1 reopening, face to face client contact will be limited as much as possible. Program staff will still provide phone support to ensure clients are able to get medications, medical treatment and basic needs are being met. In all instances, physical distancing will continue to be a requirement along with the use of a face mask.
The David’s Harp program is a joint venture in association with Parkrose United Methodist Church, and has served the community for over 40 years. David’s Harp provides daily structure, support and skill-building services for adult members with severe and persistent mental health challenges in a nurturing, non-institutional setting.
Find out more at the program’s website.