We know that confronting the homelessness crisis requires a multi-pronged approach. Certainly, providing housing is a critical component, but to stem the tide of homelessness, prevention is equally essential. Our team believes we need to intervene at key moments when people are particularly vulnerable and at risk of becoming homeless: when people are leaving jail, foster care and hospitals. Many of these moments involve direct interactions with public systems, which informed the investment we're featuring in this month's Spotlight.
Shortly after announcing the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, we invested $612,000 to help the Department of Public Health complete the renovation of the Medical Respite and Sobering Center. We're proud to have played a part in this important project: only six months since the expansion was completed, the Center’s increased capacity is already having a positive impact on individuals experiencing chronic homelessness as well as the City's shelters.
All my best,
CEO + Founder, Tipping Point Community