The Hearth Outreach Program
Hearth has been a great
Elder homeless has existed under the radar of many homelessness programs and funding sources. It is a complex problem with distinct challenges for which "traditional" approaches to ending homelessness, such as job training and asset development, are not applicable.
Managing medications, maintaining a health diet, having regular access to physical and mental care, and developing social networks are some of the elements of aging that are difficult to manage without a home.
- Hearth Outreach serves over 250 homeless elders annually and has dozens of referral and service partners.
- Since 1995, Outreach has placed nearly 1,000 elders in permanent housing and assisted over 3,000 elders.
- Over 96% of elders placed maintain their housing for at least one year, surpassing HUD's benchmark retention rate of 71% after six months.