The social services team at Care for the Homeless provides homeless men, women and children with supportive counseling, coordination of care and psychological assessments. By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, our teams educate homeless people in New York through psycho-education, referrals to medical treatment and by connecting patients to resources in the community from treatment to clothing and pantries.
The goal of the Care for the Homeless Health Education Program is to provide a wide variety of primary prevention activities and health information to homeless individuals and families. Our program is designed to encourage and support client understanding, motivation and empowerment, and to promote self efficacy and positive health behavior change.
Care for the Homless case managers provide direct case management services with appropriate concern for homeless people's social, mental health, substance abuse and medical problems in order to promote client stability and empower them to reach their fullest potential.
Substance abuse in homeless is often untreated since they do not have access to health care, thus causing the symptoms to worsen. Homeless people with substance abuse problems are more likely diagnosed with mental disorders, making it tremendously difficult for them to get out of homelessness.