Homeless Outreach

Project HOMI (Homeless Outreach to People with Mental Illnesses) offers an array of mobile outreach and case management services that provide homeless, mentally ill individuals with food, clothing, toiletries, counseling and linkage to social services, treatment programs, shelter, and permanent housing. Current services include:

  • Daily outreach by case managers at the Morristown Soup Kitchen including assessment of individuals for placement in the Safe Haven beds at Homeless Solutions.
  • Two days per week outreach and support services by a case manager at the Dover Soup Kitchen and the Dover Resource Center.
  • As-needed outreach and case management for individuals sheltered in the Safe Haven (through collaboration with Homeless Solutions) and in motels (through collaboration with the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance).
  • Up to 12 months of individualized supportive housing service for individuals moved off the streets into permanent supportive housing.


How to Make a Referral:
If you know someone who is homeless and appears to need assertive outreach and linkage to mental health services as a means of moving from homelessness to housing, please call Kelly Hale at 973-334-3496, Ext 503.

MEASURING OUR IMPACT

Homeless Outreach Services (HOMI)

Although Morris County is one of the most affluent counties in the country, it still has a significant number of homeless individuals.  The staff of the Homeless Outreach Program (HOMI) seeks out homeless individuals struggling with mental illnesses wherever they are; whether it be on the streets, in a hotel, soup kitchens, drop-in centers or shelter. This program helps people with mental illness to obtain, and keep, permanent sustainable housing.

Staff also work to link homeless mentally ill individuals to all needed services and resources that will foster their wellness.

In 2016, HOMI outreached 581 people and provided services to 186 homeless people. Of these 186 individuals:

  • 94% of all homeless individuals opened for case management were linked to motel placement, temporary shelter and/or permanent housing within 30 days of contact.
  • 99% of all homeless individuals housed remained housed for 6 months or more.
  • 100% of all individuals opened for case management were linked to medical treatment.
  • 100% of all individuals opened for case management were linked to mental health treatment.
  • 95% of all individuals opened for case management were linked to a stable source of revenue.