About Office Of Homeless Services And Strategy

The Office Of Homeless Services And Strategy aims to connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness with the resources they need to regain stability. Our agency coordinates with shelters, food assistance programs, healthcare clinics, and other service providers across the city to offer support to our unhoused neighbors.

Through street outreach and community partnerships, we make critical services more visible and accessible. Our goal is to meet people where they are and provide compassionate guidance to emergency housing, nutritious meals, medical care, and long-term aid. We equip those we serve with information on the range of programs available so they can get connected to care that suits their unique needs and situation.

Some key resources include:

  • Emergency shelters - Shelters provide amenities like meals, laundry, case management and more.
  • Food assistance - We direct community members to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and nonprofit meal distribution.
  • Healthcare - Our outreach workers help uninsured and underinsured individuals connect with clinics offering free or affordable medical care, mental healthcare, medications, and addiction treatment services.
  • Emergency Shelter Assistance - We connect individuals with transitional and permanent supportive housing resources to help them secure long-term, stable housing after crisis stabilization.
  • Other services - In addition, we link people to job training, legal aid, transportation, storage options, and more community resources critical to promoting self-sufficiency.