Understanding that homelessness is directly linked to poverty and a total loss of social support, we seek to assist individuals with rebuilding their support networks by way of addressing their immediate housing needs and developing a long-term plan for success. By acknowledging the pervasiveness of trauma amongst the homeless, we are dedicated to providing our clients with tools to mitigate the impact of this experience by regaining control over their lives. The stigma of homelessness often erodes at individual self-respect.
As such, we prioritize our core value of treating every client with dignity and respect with each encounter. Lastly, HOPICS subscribes to the tenants of the "housing first" model by providing community based linkages to housing (emergency, transitional, and permanent), outreach and engagement, behavioral health referrals, mainstream benefits assistance, and follow-up services to ensure long-term housing stability.
SPA 6 Access Center:
The South Central Drop-In Center is an emergency access center for single adults and families who are literally homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. To assist clients with successful transition into long-term stability, HOPICS provides housing and behavioral health referrals, case management, benefits assistance, transportation, and employment services.
Home and Family Program:
The Home and Family program provides intensive case management and housing placement services to homeless families with children ages 0-5 who have had or currently have a open case with the Department of Children and Family Services. Our goal is to assist families obtain and sustain permanent housing
Rapid Re-Housing Programs:
HOPICS operates several programs that help individuals experiencing homelessness become stably housed through financial assistance. Our team work with landlords to help locate available units to permanently house participants through short to medium term rental assistance for up to 12 months. Participants also receive systems navigation and linkage support.