Defining “Homeless”

 

Homeless

Unsheltered
  • Living in public or private spaces without permission:
  • Tents,
  • cars,
  • RVs,
  • under bridges,
  • etc.
  • – Connect to CES for Homeless Case Management
  • – Connect Pt to Medi-Cal
  • – Consider Dept of Mental Health Eval
  • – Connect to Dept of Social Serices
  • – Connect to Treatment Center if needed
  • -Evaluate urgent needs
Emergency Sheltered
  • Winter Shelter
  • Ascencia, URM, Missions
  • other homeless shelter
–    Connect to a CES provider for Homeless Case Management

– all of the above, plus –

  • –    Focus on increasing income
  • Apply for GR/Welfare benefits
  • Apply for Social Security if appropriate 
  • –    Apply for the Pilot Project at DPSS
  • –    Look for affordable housing
Provisionally

Accommodated

  • Temporary stay not exceeding time limits which would end their homeless episode:
  •  Bridge Housing,
  •  Motel dwellers <30 days
  • Couch surfing< 2weeks
  • Medi-Cal Sober Living
  • –    Connect to CES for Homeless Case Management
  • –    Focus on increasing income
  •               — apply for 10 jobs a week
  •               — sign up with Employment Agency
  • –    Look for affordable housing
  •                —- price Sober Living beds
  • –    Use a monthly budget

 

 

Housed

Unhappily Housed
  • Staying with
  • Family,
  • Friends,
  • or independently

and can continue to live there but the fit isn’t happy or healthy.

  • Private Pay Sober Living
–    Case Manage this PT with problem solving to prevent them from becoming homeless
 Housed Living in a place where they can expect to stay –    Work with patient to return the patient to their family / home of origin
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