Outreach Services identify and engage youth, adults, and families experiencing homelessness as a first step to accepting care for immediate health and safety needs, gaining access to community services and resources, taking steps toward community integration, and connecting to safe and stable housing.
services to meet basic needs, including food, clothing, shelter, hygiene, and laundry;
medical/dental evaluation and care;
behavioural health care;
substance use education and treatment;
help obtaining documentation, for example birth certificate, photo identification, and/or social security card;
help with mainstream benefit enrollment and renewal applications;
social support services;
medical respite care services; and
health information, including information about harm reduction, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy prevention.
When the outreach team has the authority to transport a person involuntarily to an emergency facility, the organization follows written procedures that protect the safety, dignity, and legal rights of the service recipient.
NAThe organization does not have the required authority.