Update due to COVID-19 (posted 6/23/20)
During Phase 1, staff will continue to provide outreach using safety guidelines and PPE. Staff will utilize telehealth services, via phone and/or virtually, whenever possible. Outreach visits, some home visits, or face to face visits in the community will continue depending on clinical need. When they occur, precautions including masks and social distance will be followed.
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.
You can help.
If you are interested in supporting the Street Outreach Team please consider the following:
- waterproof/resistant gloves or mittens (preferably dark colors/black)
- waterproof/resistant winter coats (adults, all sizes)
- sleeping bags and warm blankets (fleece/wool)
- waterproof/resistant hats (preferably dark colors/black)
- knit hats (preferably dark colors/black)
- tarps (preferably brown, dark colors)
- hand warmers