Light of Hope Fund/COVID-19 Response

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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 – Provides 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.

STR (State Targeted Response) PATH Services – This program is very similar to the PATH program in outreach and providing information on services and referrals. The STR part of this program is "State Targeted Response" and is associated with the opioid epidemic in Washington State. The staff aims to either get clients connected to opioid 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/support services. Staff also outreaches clients on the street and in parks, connecting with clients who are using opioids that could be at risk of losing their housing.

Community Housing Network/Coordinated Entry Hotline - This program is a hotline to assess clients and place them in a "pool" of eligible resources. Based on their score on the vulnerability tool/scale, they will be contacted and assessed for eligible 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 for Housing is a program that can assist someone in getting back to another location (outside of Chelan/Douglas counties) where they have fully secured permanent housing. Rapid Rehousing supports those being rehoused right away. Prevention is assisting someone in remaining 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.

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.

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. Clients would also need to be either homeless, inadequately housed, or at risk of homelessness due to their diagnosis. Clients would need to also be Medicaid eligible. 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.

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.