Preventing Homelessness

The most effective way to end homelessness in our society is by preventing it from happening in the first place. Many factors can lead to homelessness, such as substance use and dependence, mental illness, and unemployment. We combat these issues with several programs.

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Clinical and Counseling Services 

The Mission's Clinical and Counseling services are available for residents that choose to request extra care.  The center provides clinical and support services to individuals to help address the wide variety of issues arising from substance abuse and substance dependence, including:

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Case management to address vocational, financial, medical, mental health, educational, rehabilitative, and housing needs

  • Referral to other services dependent on level of care needed (i.e. inpatient treatment, vocational training)

  • Patient education related to sobriety, medical and mental health

  • Patient education related to transmission of infectious diseases (i.e. TB, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs)

  • Patient education related to smoking cessation

  • Aftercare and transition planning

Job Readiness

 

We provide job training opportunities to the shelter community members as preparation to join or rejoin the workforce. We teach, develop, and reinforce the work skills, coping abilities, positive attitudes and self-confidence necessary to successfully apply for a job, accept an offer, and maintain employment. The Mission collaborates with several vocational programs in the area to prepare our clients for employment that is realistically attainable. We maintain a Job Referral Network where local companies partner with the Mission to provide employment opportunities.

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