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Homeless Transitional Housing

Services available for individuals facing homelessness with mental health and substance use disorders in the Wenatchee area:

PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Services – We provide outreach services to homeless individuals challenged with mental health and substance use disorders. Staff who contact people at parks or on the street will support them with water, snacks, and information on eligible and desired resources. They will also encourage the homeless to clean up after themselves, avoid loitering, and following rules, guidelines, laws, and city codes while they continue to be homeless. The goal is to create open communication to be aware of some challenging areas or clients in need, and enroll them in this short-term program and/or connecting them with other appropriate services.

To refer someone to this program, call 509.662.6761 and ask for the PATH program.

Peer Pathfinder Services – This program is similar to the PATH program in outreach and providing information on services and referrals. Peer Pathfinder focuses more on individuals that are challenged with opioid and stimulant use disorders. The staff aims to either get clients connected to substance use treatment (outpatient and/or inpatient and/or medically assisted treatment like Suboxone) or take referrals from medical assisted treatment programs to provide housing case management and support services. Staff also outreaches clients on the street and in parks, connecting with clients who are using opioids or stimulants that could be at risk of losing their housing. The goal is to create rapport with potential clients, enroll them in our short-term program to support them with resources and referrals before connecting them to longer-term services like Substance Use Disorder or Mental Health Outpatient treatment, case management therapy.

Community Housing Network/Coordinated Entry Hotline - This is a low-income housing hotline helps assess clients and place them in a "pool" of eligible resources based on their vulnerability score. Clients are then contacted by one of our partnering agencies and further assessed for eligibility for one of the following programs: Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Diversion, and Shelter Options. Shelter Options are always provided for anyone homeless or becoming homeless. Diversion is also available for homeless individuals to help them relocate to another area if they have secured permanent housing (outside of Chelan/Douglas counties). Rapid Rehousing supports those being rehoused right away. Prevention is assisting someone to remain in their current housing situation. Transitional Housing clients are allowed to stay for a maximum of two years and expect that they were working on securing Permanent Supportive Housing. Permanent Supportive Housing is designed to be forever housing with a case manager or housing specialist's support. Staff associated with this program are also useful resources for the latest information on housing services and available resources.

Community Housing Network/Coordinated Entry Low-Income Housing Hotline: 509.888.9035

HARPS (Housing and Recovery through Peer Services) - Clients need to be at least 18 years of age and have a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis. Clients would also need to be either homeless, inadequately housed, or at risk of homelessness because of their diagnosis. This program would benefit clients searching for permanent housing with a supportive peer counseling component. Clients would be eligible with Medicaid, Medicare, and not yet insured. They would need to either have an intake to show care needs or have this sent over from another previous provider in the last year. This program would assist clients through the entire housing process, from applying and interviewing for units through becoming housed and then how to be a good neighbor, tenant, and how to remain housed. Short term rental subsidies are available for eligible referrals to this program.

To refer someone to this program call 509.662.6761 and ask for the HARPS program.

Click here for the HARPS Application

FCS (Foundational Community Supports) Housing Services - Clients need to be at least 18 years of age and have a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis and Medicaid-eligible. Clients would also need to be either homeless, inadequately housed, or at risk of homelessness due to their diagnosis. They would need to either have an intake to show care needs or have this sent over from another previous provider in the last year. This program would assist clients through the entire housing process, from applying and interviewing for units through becoming housed and then how to be a good neighbor, tenant, and how to remain housed.

To refer someone to this program, call 509.662.6761 and ask for the Supportive Housing program.

Click here for the FCS Housing Application/Assessment in English

Click here for the FCS Housing Application/Assessment in Spanish

CS (Foundational Community Supports) Employment Services - Clients need to be at least 16 years of age and have a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis. This program might benefit homeless or recently housed clients who want to get reconnected to education, employment, or volunteer work. Clients seeking this support would either be searching for ways to maintain housing through additional funding or searching for meaning and purpose in their lives. Clients would need to also be Medicaid eligible. They would need to either have an intake to show a level of care needs or have this sent over from another previous provider in the last year. This program would assist clients through the entire process of enrolling in education, finding volunteer opportunities, or securing employment. This would include assessing clients, interviewing techniques, coaching, assisting in finding appropriate interview clothes, supporting them through the hiring process, and then on-the-job training and support.

Click here for the FCS Employment Application/Assessment in English

Click here for the FCS Employment Application/Assessment in Spanish