BEDS Clinical Director Shannon Goold talks about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. When the shelter-in-place order was issued in March 2020, BEDS shifted from rotating emergency overnight shelter to a consolidated shelter program.
BEDS served about 500 individuals during the pandemic, who had varying needs.
"We learned that this one-size-fits-all approach that we have executed and done so well with for so long doesn't necessarily fit everyone," Shannon said. "So we are taking those lessons to differ our approach moving forward and create lasting change for the folks who come to shelter."
Those lessons learned will be implemented in our planned Summit Service Center, which will provide up to 24 months of fixed site, interim housing for medically vulnerable homeless adults.
Click here to learn more about the Summit Service Center.