Shelter Diversion

Shelter diversion programs are identified by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as best practice for prevention of homelessness for families seeking to enter a shelter. This strategy avoids the trauma of homelessness for families by helping them to identify immediate alternative housing arrangements while connecting them with the services and financial resources needed to achieve permanent housing. The case manager guides the family through the process of developing a comprehensive, reality-based plan for ensuring a secure future in stable housing.

This program conserves shelter beds and assistance for those who truly have no resources of their own and no options other than a homeless shelter or the streets.