Outreach workers make viable contact with homeless individuals and families to connect them with resources and basic necessities such as food and clothing. The overall goal is to provide outreach, case management, crisis intervention, transportation and links to healthcare including mental health services, housing services and other social service programs. Outreach workers assist in resolving problems related to homelessness.
Food / Clothing
Food and Clothing is given out on Wednesdays 10-AM-12PM. Unsheltered households may pick up every Wednesday. Sheltered households may pick up on the last Wednesday of the month.
Outreach Luncheon prepared on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 12noon. Haircuts may also be provided by skilled volunteers. Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 3 pm with a meal to follow at 3:30pm.
Responding to unsheltered homeless and offering a path toward stabilization and housing
Meeting people where they are – geographically, spiritually and emotionally – is the nature of our homeless outreach program.
We provide our community with a mobile team of highly trained Outreach Specialists that move freely between the streets and shelter facilities. They offer services to unsheltered homeless persons living in encampments, parks, and throughout various communities.
Outreach Specialists develop relationships with unsheltered homeless and works to enhance a person’s motivation to seek support, stabilization and identify pathways into housing. By consistently engaging unsheltered clients as frequently as necessary, and meeting simple, immediate needs for healthcare, food, or transportation; clients become more receptive to shelter and housing.
Our homeless outreach efforts have resulted in community leaders, businesses and residents reporting a reduction in visible homelessness, fewer negative interactions and complaints, and fewer arrests in various communities. With 12 years of experience; our “housing first” philosophy and approach has resulted in a reduction of considerable costs to our medical, public safety, health and human services systems overall, in addition to improving health, well-being and stability of formerly homeless clients.