We have partnered with the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless in their Housing First program. The program targets chronically homeless individuals who live on the streets and tend to have high incidences of mental illness, addictions, and/or physical disabilities. The Housing First program provides permanent housing, along with on-going intensive case management for these individuals. Our foundation volunteers directly with their clients and case managers to continue and complement their efforts within the program.
The program has proven that once these individuals have stable housing, they begin to work on the other hurdles in their lives. Studies have also shown that Housing First programs are also highly cost effective as they significantly reduce demand on hospital emergency rooms, jails and court systems, and human service agencies.