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Supportive Services

Community Standards: Provision of supportive services should be linked to shelter and/or housing in order to maximize the effectiveness of the service. With the exception of outreach programs, providing supportive services to homeless persons living on the street diminishes the effectiveness of the service due to the instability of the Client's living situation.

  • All supportive services should be provided with the same level of professionalism and standards outlined in other sections for residential services.
  • Mainstream supportive service providers should identify and eliminate barriers to service access that may be encountered by homeless individuals and families. Mainstream providers should consider themselves to be as much a part of a homeless Client's inter-disciplinary care team as providers who specialize in homeless services.
  • All supportive service providers should be properly licensed, as applicable, in accordance with licensing requirements found in other sections