HCAM’s Homeless Services Program conducts street outreach and case management services to individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Our team of advocates engages with homeless individuals on the street, encampments and other community-based locations.
Typically, our Homeless Advocates engage with individuals over a period of weeks and months to establish trust and rapport prior to securing their enrollment in program services. Our team partners with the individual or family to identify strengths & barriers. Along with lack of safe & stable housing, our clients often lack identification, lack income, have legal issues, lack secure connection to care providers, medical, mental health & substance use.
Once enrolled, HCAM’s advocates provide homeless individuals with housing resources, assistance enrolling in health insurance, linkage to primary care and behavioral health treatment, acquisition of identification documents, linkage to benefits, among other supportive services. All service delivery is implemented to reach client’s short-term and long-term goals of self-sufficiency and housing stability.
In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Human Services and the Journey Home, a federal initiative designed to make homelessness rare and brief, the HCAM Homeless Services team is an integral player in identifying and screening some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents.
In FY17 HCAM served 597 homeless individuals and families.
Funding: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Emergency Solutions Grant; Emergency and Transitional Housing Grant; and the Continuum of Care Supportive Housing Program) | Mayor’s Office of Human Services |The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.