Street Outreach Programs

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-8000

    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Drop-In Center and Outreach Services for Youth (Stout St) - Urban PeakOffers a drop-in center for homeless youth ages 15 - 24 years old. Provides the following services: - Temporary daytime shelter - Hot breakfast served Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Dinner served Tuesdays - Laundry services - Showers - Basic medical services - HIV and Hepatitis-C testing - Case management - Activity-based classes (art class, mindfulness, life skills classes, etc.) - Life skills courses (healthy relationships, sex education, finances, etc.) - Referrals (housing, mental health, substance abuse treatment, etc.) - Assistance obtaining documentation (birth certificates, driver’s licenses, state IDs, etc.) The Outreach Team is on the streets five days a week and seek out youth experiencing homelessness. Staff works to develop relationships with youth and provide the following: - Hygiene supplies - Clothing - Food and water - Harm reduction suppliesDenver CountyStout St - Urban PeakUrban Peak
    Homeless Outreach (Broadway) - Capitol Hill Action and Recreation Group (CHARG) Resource CenterOffers outreach to homeless individuals with mental illness with the following services: - Case management - Assistance with accessing housing and mental health treatment - Assistance with eligibility requirements for public assistance programsDenver CountyBroadway - Capitol Hill Action and Recreation Group (CHARG) Resource CenterCapitol Hill Action and Recreation Group (CHARG) Resource Center
    Homeless Outreach Team (W Moreno Ave) - City of Colorado SpringsThe Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) consists of four officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department that work closely with local service providers to connect the homeless with needed services. They actively look for ways to help with obtaining permanent housing, obtaining health care services, and other basic human needs.El Paso CountyW Moreno Ave - City of Colorado SpringsCity of Colorado Springs
    Homeless Youth Outreach - Urban Peak of Colorado SpringsProvides outreach services to runaway and homeless youth ages 15-24.El Paso CountyUrban Peak of Colorado SpringsUrban Peak of Colorado Springs
    Homeless Youth Street Outreach Program (4th House) - The HouseProvides outreach and advocates to reach out to homeless youth and connecting them with schools, employment, health care and caring adults. Youth can access the Street Outreach Program (SOP) services at the "Fourth House" located on Main Street in Grand Junction. The "Fourth House" is a safe place for youth age 13 to 24 to: - Relax - Do laundry - Take a shower - Enjoy a healthy meal - Meet with an advocate - Participate in group activities - Receive assistance with employment and education Mesa County362 MAIN STThe House
    Non-Residential Services - Alternative Homes for Youth (AHFY)Offers a range of services for youth preparing to reenter the community in order to increase the likelihood of success, including: - GPS monitoring - Obtaining vital records and job skills - Providing therapy services - Facilitating restorative community justice - Creation of individualized transition plan Service packages may also include the following services: - Job searching, creating a resume, completing job applications, and mock interviews - Transportation, including teaching how to access and utilize public transportation - Accessing community resources, including food stamps, housing assistance, and mental health services - School enrollment and applying for financial aid - Obtaining vital records such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, and birth certificates - Accessing local cultural and religious support - Finding appropriate recreational and pro-social activities - Offense specific community registration (as needed) - Support in attending 12-step and similar groups - Crisis intervention (as needed) via emergency pager - Attending MDT staffings when appropriate - Facilitating community service hours - Support during court appearances - Independent living skills support (i.e. budgeting, shopping, home maintenance) Weld CountyAlternative Homes for Youth (AHFY)Alternative Homes for Youth (AHFY)
    Street Outreach - Mean Street MinistryConducts street outreach twice a week; Mondays on Denver's East side, Tuesdays on Denver's West side. Outreach provides the following: - Food - Toiletries - Food deliveries later in the week to the individuals contacted on outreach nights.Jefferson CountyMean Street MinistryMean Street Ministry
    Street Outreach Program - Homeward AllianceDistributes outdoor gear, outdoor basic clothing, hygiene items, and non-perishable food and drink items to individuals who are homeless on specific nights around Fort Collins. Volunteers distribute on Sundays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., depending on weather and community data. Larimer CountyHomeward AllianceHomeward Alliance
    Street Outreach (Victor St) - Mile High Behavioral HealthcareConnects on the street with anyone currently experiencing homelessness to refer them to services and shelter. Provides information on the services available through the Aurora Day Resource Center, including meals, showers, laundry, housing services, physical and mental health services. They also provide information on the overnight shelter at Comitis Crisis Center and will transport individuals to those locations if needed.Adams County2178 Victor St - Mile High Behavioral HealthcareMile High Behavioral Healthcare

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