The CHES Supported Housing Program (SHP) provides homeless individuals with housing options, using both place-based and scattered-site housing models of placement. The SHP operates under the Housing First Principle. This principle focuses on, as a first order of priority, providing homeless individuals with their own home. This is a key starting point for individuals, especially when they begin stabilization and recovery processes from the multitude of issues stemming from homelessness. CHES adheres to a harm reduction, Intensive Case Management housing model, with comprehensive intake and assessment procedures, to ensure that chronically homeless individuals, with the most barriers to housing, are prioritized.
The SHP is a client-driven process, and the assessment process enables CHES to work with clients to prepare services plans that are directly tailored for the individual’s unique needs. The SHP will also collaborate with key stakeholders in the community, to ensure effective and meaningful services are provided for our clients.