Coordinated Street Outreach Program
Friends & Neighbors’ Coordinated Street Outreach program is building relationships with and providing services to our unsheltered neighbors in the City of York. Depending on the need, specific services may include physically guiding a service recipient to shelter, helping to make phone calls for benefits and other types of connections, providing transportation support in order to return to a safe sheltered place, providing supplies to those choosing to remain outdoors, or those who cannot access shelter space for various reasons.
With each engagement, advocates build respectful and trusting relationships with these service recipients and are able to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying circumstances that have led to the recipients’ current situations. This often allows advocates to suggest and coordinate additional service opportunities through the collaborative network of services providers. Ideally, this leads to stable housing for the service recipient.