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Three Stages of Care

The Continuum of Care Plan is a "three stage plan" to meet the needs of the homeless.

Emergency Housing (Temporary Care)

Emergency Housing (Temporary Care) adds new beds in up to three new Homeless Assistance Centers to provide an alternative to sleeping on the street. The Homeless Assistance Center (HAC) is a new concept that provides shelter, showers, clothing, food, mail, telephones along with counseling and the development of a "case plan" for each individual.

A homeless person's stay in such a center would be "short-term" - approximately 60 days. A Homeless Assistance Center (HAC) is the "intake" facility for those entering the "system of care" and provides the needed stabilization and needs assessment.

Transitional Housing (Primary Care)

Transitional Housing (Primary Care) provides a six to nine months stay with a focus on intensive case management, to include treatment, rehabilitation, employment, and job training. This care is specialized treatment (mental health; substance abuse; separate programs for men, women and children, AIDS patients, etc.) with the goal of preparing individuals to be self-sufficient.

Permanent, Supported Housing (Advanced Care)

Permanent, Supported Housing (Advanced Care) provides supported long-term permanent housing such as church assisted housing, SRO's (single room occupancy), voucher-based programs, scattered site leasing, etc. Programs providing move-in assistance are also available.

Permanent Disability

Mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV+/AIDS.

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