A home is more than simply a shelter; it’s a foundation that allows one to focus on the future. If a permanent place to call home is not available, it is difficult, if not impossible to focus on any other aspect of life. Beyond Shelter allows individuals to fully experience the joy and comfort of having a home of their own.
The Beyond Shelter Program utilizes the Housing First approach which involves moving long-term street homeless individuals directly into housing and then linking them to support services, either on-site or in the community.
Housing First Program Key Concepts
• A focus on helping individuals and families access and sustain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible
• A variety of services delivered to promote housing stability and individual well-being on an as-needed and entirely voluntary basis