Our philosophy is Housing First. We know that getting someone into a safe, secure place is often the key to success in other areas of life. Our agency utilizes this approach in all aspects of our work and at all of our locations.
For families, our case managers work closely with each family to help them access services, benefits, workforce training, job opportunities and search for housing opportunities.
For individuals, our Yawkey Housing Resource Center (HRC) and Brockton Housing Resource Center will offer a robust menu of daytime services that will make the HRC appealing to anyone in need of housing assistance, whether they are utilizing a shelter bed or not.
Individuals who cannot be prevented or diverted from homelessness have access to rehousing programming. Families enrolled in Father Bill's & MainSpring programs also have access to these services. Rehousing case managers work with each participant to understand their housing needs, address any health challenges, and establish a rehousing strategy to secure a placement as quickly as possible and reduce the overall average length of time homeless.
Health Care Clinics
At our existing shelters for individual adults, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program operates our health care clinic in Quincy and Brockton Neighborhood Health Center operates our clinic in Brockton. At the new HRCs, Manet Community Health Center will operate the Quincy clinic while BNHC will continue operating in Brockton.
Co-located Partner Resources
Our HRCs we will host programs in partnership with other community providers to address many of the factors that contribute to a housing crisis, including behavioral health, addiction, and recovery support. We will also offer libraries, meeting space, and educational opportunities to help participants achieve their goals and achieve more self-sufficiency.
For families in our programs, our WorkReady Family team helps participants find jobs through networking, career fairs, and by connecting them with job training. We also host various workshops that train participants for the professional workforce with classes covering topics such as resume building, soft skills, stress management, and customer service. For individuals, our Housing Resource Centers will collaborate with local employment service providers to assist our participants.