One Stop Homeless Centers: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Conference Presentation | July 9, 2007

Files: The Partnership Center: An Initiative of St. Patrick Center by Dan Buck (PPT | 1.31 MB | 14 pages) The Power Community : Human Services Campus - Maricopa County, AZ by Linda Mushkatel and Jessica Berg (PPT | 5.5 KB | 44 pages)

Some cities are developing centralized intake and service centers for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Some of these sites provide controversial services and the sheer number of homeless people frequenting these sites can lead to NIMBYism. What are the benefits and risks of developing such facilities, and if a community is going to build a “one stop” center, what elements need to be in place to make it a successful strategy for ending homelessness?