When clients arrive at the Brian Garcia Welcome Center, their needs are assessed, and a customized Housing Plan is prepared to address the unique barriers to ending each person's homelessness. These needs are met by HSC and partner programs, whether for one or multiple issues. As clients go through the process of addressing their specific barriers, HSC's Behavioral Health and Housing Navigators work to locate the most appropriate housing intervention for them. Once housing is located, many clients need "the basics" when moving into their new home. This includes a bed and bedding, small kitchen appliances and utensils, a small TV and other items. With the help of financial donations and sourcing for discounted items, the HSC Navigation Staff has put together new "Move-in Kits" to address these basic needs.
"Our clients are so grateful to be provided with a place to call their own and the essentials for living in that home," said Stacey White, HSC Coordinated Entry Systems Navigator. "And our staff is so grateful for the donations that make this program possible!"