People experiencing homelessness suffer with trauma and many complex issues that include physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, shame and guilt, assault, violence and domestic abuse, abandonment, rejection, grief, human trafficking, loss of job and income, and loss of trust to name a few. How do homeless work through barriers and navigate our complex human services system?
We offer the homeless a pill, a program and a protocol…what they want is a place. Healing and recovery are nearly impossible without a home. Harbor House Collaborative believes that Homelessness is unacceptable and that every person has the right to adequate food, housing, clothing and health care. Every person deserves respect and dignity. Solutions Exist.
- Most potential residents must have a history of chronic substance abuse (alcohol or drugs.) Past addictive lifestyles; gambling, pornography, and trauma are also considered!
- Any history of sexual and/or violent offenses must be disclosed. It is not an immediate grounds for disapproval, but must receive an exception (based on history, circumstances, recovery work, etc
- Individuals may not have outstanding warrants. Legal issues must be settled prior to admission into the program.