The goal of the Street Outreach Team is to engage and provide comprehensive coordinated services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana.
- The Street Outreach Team works to function in a street and community capacity; and, utilizes various modes of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, and driving an outreach van to initiate contact with individuals experiencing homelessness.
- The Street Outreach Team works to implement effective engagement strategies in a street outreach setting; distribute material accommodations, such as hygiene items, water, food, and blankets; provide service coordination, such as emergency shelter, medical/mental health, and substance abuse treatment.
- The Street Outreach Team works to establish a “low to no” threshold for service coordination with the intention of connecting individuals with supportive services and resources that meet individualized needs.
- The Street Outreach Team works to provide assessment and intensive case management services by completing Coordinated Entry System (CES) housing assessments for the purpose of preparing pathways for housing stability.
- The Street Outreach Team works within frameworks that support best practices and professional standards, such as the harm reduction model, strengths-based and person-centered approaches.
- The Street Outreach Team works within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team approach to support collaborative street outreach practices.
- The Street Outreach Team works in conjunction with the Professional Blended Street Outreach (PBSO) Team, a collaborative consortium of 20 homeless service provider organizations. PBSO is designed to support the impactful street outreach work with effective communication / coordination efforts that maximize community resources and safeguard outreach capacity.
For all Street Outreach-related inquiries, please email Nicole at [email protected].