Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues. Additionally, Housing First is based on the understanding that client choice is valuable in housing selection and supportive service participation, and that exercising that choice is likely to make a client more successful in remaining housed and improving their life.
3 Types of Housing Provided by Homes United
1.) Mental Health Respite
Crisis or respite houses tend to offer a smaller scale residential alternative for people in crisis, designed for specific groups who may suffer from mental health and physical ailments as an alternative to hospitalization . Our goal at Homes United is to help provide respite care for agencies in partnership with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition to seek immediate housing support for clients who are currently hospitalized or suffering from homelessness.
If you are a partnering agency or hospital in the BBHC network please fill out the placement link below.