Features One Stop for Homeless Services
A single point of entry system called the Atlantic Homeless Alliance has been established in Atlantic County according to a February 18, 2014, Press of Atlantic City article.
The Alliance, which took years of planning to create and came out of discussions around the County’s ten year plan to end homelessness, is a collaboration between lead agencies Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Pleasantville Housing Authority and the John Brooks Recovery Center.
Located in the County office building, the Alliance offers substance abuse, mental health, housing location and other services including outreach from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Data collection is a key component of the Alliance’s work and data collected, including reasons for homelessness and barriers that the homeless face, will be collected for a state database.
The single point of entry model for homeless services has become a best practice across the country for more efficient delivery of homeless services.
Monarch Housing assisted in the development of the ten year plan.
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