Hearth's Outreach Program seeks to reach individuals aged 50 or older who are currently living on Boston's streets, in homeless shelters or who are at risk of homelessness.
Case Management for Currently Homeless Individuals
Before, during, and after placement, Hearth Outreach Case Managers help to ensure that their elderly clients are able to maintain long-term housing by:
providing direct assistance to identify and obtain safe, affordable housing;
facilitating access to
and other critical social services;
stabilizing them within their homes;
and helping them build social and community networks.
Prevention for Those At-Risk of Homelessness
Clients who are eligible for Hearth Prevention Services are individuals over the age of 50, in the Greater Boston area, and are facing homelessness. These individuals do not meet the current definition of homelessness and will likely be in one or more of the following situations:
"Doubled-up" in housing that cannot accommodate them
Leaving institutions with no housing in place
Tenants facing eviction
Individuals facing foreclosure
Low income individuals in financial crisis