Helping families find or maintain other non-shelter accommodations until permanent housing can be secured.
What is Diversion?
Diversion is a program that helps those families who are homeless avoid shelter by focusing on the resources available from friends or family. It's goal is to help the family find safe alternative housing immediately rather than entering shelter or experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
Family advocates work with the family to:
Mediate relationships with friends or family and/or their landlord secure a place to stay for 30 days
Agency referrals and transportation assistance to secure other services
Advocacy with landlords to secure housing despite barriers
Provide financial assistance to secure permanent housing (i.e. first month's rent, security deposit, and/or utility deposit)