On Thursday, Nettie, a member of HSC's Street Outreach Team, was talking with an individual outside of campus about re-engaging in services and potentially getting housed. A young woman (Carol) overheard them talking, and approached Nette. Carol said "I can't do this any more, please help me." Nettie immediately stopped what she was doing as Carol continued to share "I can't do what the voices are telling me to do any more." When Nettie asked what the voices were saying, she turned over her arms to show cuts up and down her forearms and wrists.
Nettie then told her "You are right, you don't have to do this anymore,and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure you get the help that you need." Nettie then took Carol to Community Bridges (CBI) on campus to get her connected to that support, and she is now getting the help and support needed.
This is just one example of how HSC's recently launched Multi-Disciplinary Street Outreach Team is helping people make the journey from street to home every day.