The goal of the Street Outreach Team is to connect chronically homeless individuals to the proper services rather than the standard cycle of jail and emergency medical services.
The Street Outreach team works to build trusting relationships with neighbors living on the streets, linking them to services and resources that will empower them to end their own homelessness. The Outreach team members provide neighbors with life-sustaining supplies such as blankets, water, food, and clothing, while working to build a trusting relationship that allows our neighbors to feel comfortable coming to Horizon House and accessing services.
Through assessment and intensive case management services, the Street Outreach Team has been instrumental in connecting neighbors to primary medical care and mental health and/or substance abuse services, achieving improved outcomes for neighbors while reducing the use of public resources.
The Street Outreach Team also provides an '800' number for police and emergency medical services to call for a trained homeless service professional to come and work on connecting homeless individuals to the proper services to end their cycle of homelessness.
If you have any questions, contact Street Outreach Supervisor, Nicole Wesling @ ext. 359