RAPID REHOUSING Referral: Shelters/DV Shelters Assessment Identify Landlord Provide short-term rental assistance Connect with local community services Program expired December 2012
Services provided include: Education on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities; Life skills workshops on issues such as parenting and money management; Assistance procuring food and furniture; Securing mental health and substance abuse treatment Program expired December 2012
Program for chronically homeless single adults with mental health or co- occurring disorders. Strengths-based approach toward independent living and housing stability. Community outreach and interagency collaboration with other Access programs to provide customer assistance.
Negotiate leases Provide crisis intervention Help with benefits (DSS, Health Mental/Physical, fuel assistance, food assistance) Extensive work with housing authority and landlords
Support for every customer includes extensive case management to address matters of housing, income, education, legal, and treatment issues. A holistic, strengths-based approach to empowering homeless persons and rapid re-housing
HEALTH Generations Family Health Care Perceptions Program Day Kimball Hospital United Services Pathways Hartford Dispensary EMPLOYMENT Bureau of Rehab Services Climb the Ladder Program (Access) Dept. of Labor CTWorks Goodwill Local businesses Transit districts
Family of six, with two parents. MOM wakes children and gets breakfast. Sends 3 children off to school MOM completes her chores DAD returns from 3 rd shift job and watches the baby MOM leaves to go to CTWorks for employment MOM returns at lunch DAD goes to sleep MOM gets children off bus and supervises homework Dinner is shared with the whole family
NEW THIS YEAR INTEGRATED SYSTEM Access participates with the southern region service providers. A true HSI (Human Services Infrastructure) approach to housing the homeless.
COMPUTER LAB: Allows for residents to search for housing, jobs, complete applications, homework assignments.
Customers believe they are treated with dignity and respect Customers feel the facility is safe, clean and well maintained Customers believe they can make decisions about what happens in the program House meetings held bi-weekly and a suggestion box is located in the dining area.