United Way steps up strategies to help homeless
In April 2016, nearly 200 people gathered in the Civic Center to find long-term solutions for homeless vets as part of a national initiative called the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.
United Way stepped up to the plate, partnering with Great Falls Mayor Bob Kelly. The goal is to reach out to agencies and nonprofits who have a stake in helping homeless and veterans in our community, and United Way was the perfect organization to achieve that goal.
The strategy for solution came in two parts; diversion and centralized intake.
The success of the program’s dual focus has shown. Of 68 families and individuals on a list of potential candidates for help, 51 have been placed in permanent housing since September. 51 homeless individuals and families now have a home and safe place to combat their other struggles.
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