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Our Outreach and Diversion programs focus on helping individuals and families who are homeless and unsheltered to find immediate alternatives to living on the street.

Housing Forward Street Outreach

Street Outreach

We work with individuals and families who are unsheltered and help them transition to supportive housing. Our Street Outreach Specialists connect with individuals by addressing basic needs such as food, water, personal hygiene kits, and clothing. As trust and relationship is built, staff members assess the needs of unsheltered individuals and connect them to case management, supportive services, and referrals.

See our street outreach card

Case manager with client

Diversion Services

Diversion services help individuals and families who are facing homelessness to avoid emergency shelters or living on the street. This program provides immediate case management and support to help households rely on their existing strengths and support network. Through interactive problem-solving, our staff seeks to understand the cause of the housing crisis and explore solutions that avoid the homelessness system.