HSC recently received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America for Street Outreach and a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo for Safe Storage.
Street Outreach Program: HSC's Street Outreach team works with the unsheltered homeless population around the Human Services Campus to engage, assess, triage needs and connect people to HSC services and those of our partners. Among individuals experiencing homelessness, there is a domino effect to accessing services: if a person is able to leverage one service, they are more likely to engage in other services. This may include identification, shelter, case management, physical, mental and dental health services, legal assistance and accessing benefits. These services lead to the ultimate goal of housing for each and every person living on the streets.
Safe Storage Program: For people living in constant fear of having their belongings stolen, HSC's Safe Storage program for individuals experiencing homelessness provides peace of mind that their items are safe so they can attend appointments with case managers, counselors, doctors and other service providers to work on ending their homelessness. Clients have also shared that storing their items makes them feel better prepared to start packing in order to find housing.
Thank you Bank of America and Wells Fargo for supporting these critical client services!