Housing Assistance

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Care Team

CARE (Creative Approaches to Rehousing & Engagement)

CARE (Creative Approaches to Rehousing & Engagement) services are for individuals who are experiencing homelessness and opioid use disorder (OUD), history of OUD, or co-occurring mental illness and opioid use disorders (CODs). CARE actively collaborates with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department to prioritize individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The goals of the CARE program are to provide effective, intensive services designed to assist individuals in reducing overdoses, becoming stable in housing, and accessing treatment for substance use to ensure long-term independence.
CARE currently provides a number of services including but not limited to:
• One-on-one peer supportive services that promote client engagement and help navigate paths to successful housing and treatment.
• Case management services that help with identifying client-directed goals and troubleshooting barriers to (re)acquiring and maintaining permanent housing.
• Assistance with accessing resources and benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare/private insurance, and/or SSI/SSDI.
• Financial assistance with obtaining personal identifying documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, and identification cards.
• Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, substance use treatment facilities, grocery store visits, and other essential transportation needs.
• Assistance with accessing harm reduction, MAT services, recovery support, and mental health treatment.
• Housing identification and financial assistance with move-in costs, utility arrears and deposits, as well as rental application fees.
• Weekend community outreach to engage those who are most vulnerable and bridge any gaps in our services.
Though there are many facets that make up the CARE Program, we believe these core components are essential for an individual to gain long-term independence. All CARE services are voluntary and respectful of individuals’ right to self-determination.

Last updated: 2021-04-29