Heading Home is 250 units strong in ending homelessness for individuals in Greater Boston. Most of our individual clients have at least one disability and are housed primarily in permanent, supportive housing.
After being referred to Heading Home, individuals meet with our intake coordinator for a screening to confirm homeless status, disabilities, and other barriers contributing to their homelessness. Our goal through intake is to gather necessary paperwork to move the individual into a Heading Home program as quickly as possible.
As part of case management, we triage to outside supports to provide multifaceted assistance beyond the scope of our own services.
While individual clients are in our programs, regular meetings occur to monitor housing stability and goal achievement. Individuals in our permanent, supportive housing solutions are welcome to stay indefinitely, ensuring that they are safe, stable, and with a roof over their heads.
Heading Home also runs a shelter for 21 individuals in Cambridge, the location of our first program more than 40 years ago.
*Chronic homelessness is identified as continual homelessness for 12 + months or four occasions of homelessness in three years totaling at least 12 months.