Starting in 2016, NOAH saw the need to create a Street Outreach Program to engage individuals sleeping on the streets. This program allows staff to meet people where they are and encourage them to come to NOAH for additional services.
Our Street Outreach Coordinator, Kevin Sanders, spends two nights a week seeking out and engaging homeless individuals on the street. Bringing sandwiches, socks, and blankets, he build relationships with people who usually are ignored. The items he brings not only provide sustenance and comfort, they help start conversations and ultimately relationships.
Kevin encourages many of the individuals to come to NOAH to receive casework services so we can start providing the necessary documents, certifications, and appointments to qualify for housing as many have been completely disconnected from the traditional social service system for a long time.