An Outreach Specialist is available Monday through Friday for discussion and referrals. The Outreach Specialist meets the clients where they are located. Sometimes clients are located on the streets, and sometimes the clients come to our Drop-In Center. The Outreach Specialist fits the needs of the client to the services to form a strategy for each client to exit homelessness. This often requires housing placement and networking with housing providers.
The causes of homelessness are many and so are the responses. There is no typical day on the street and at the drop-in center, so we respond to the person and problems as we engage them. We work with multiple agencies to coordinate housing and services for our clients. Whatever the needs are, we find the solutions. We also engage clients and gain trust on multiple levels so clients can feel comfortable being linked into multiple services, including the Psychiatrist at Bethesda Cares.