Results for 2015:
In 2015, we were able to accomplish these things among many:
- Helped over 1,000 homeless clients with over 250 of those being children.
- Drove clients to over 3,000 appointments – (medical, job interviews, etc.). A new vehicle is needed. Distributed 2,500 outreach bags which contain items like food and water.
- As a client moves from off the street into their new home, we distributed 83 starter kits that contain basic items to stock their apartment.
- Our homeless outreach team successfully helped 89% of clients living on the streets to transition into housing.
Vision 1505, served 115 people with 40% being children. Vision is Aurora’s permanent supportive housing apartment complex. This complex is usually full at capacity with residents being formerly homeless.
Beacon—our program that works with clients that have HIV as well as people with mental or physical disabilities was able to serve 25 clients last year with 24 of them being placed in permanent housing!!
HOT-Homeless Outreach Team: This team is the only group in the Tri-State dedicated to working on the streets on a daily basis. While we distributed kits and supplies to well over 1,000 homeless people and children living on the streets, we were actually able to enroll 201 people into our formal services, of that number 165 were adults with 36 being children.
Re-Entry, one of our prevention programs, serves people coming out of prison. In 2015, we successfully reintegrated 66 out 69 clients back into society (96% as compared to the Indiana average of 62%). This impacted 35 adults and 34 children. As productive community members, our clients have become self-sufficient by attaining jobs, housing & are reconnecting with their families.
Rapid Rehousing—our program that helps people living in transitional homeless shelters and other temporary places to transition into permanent housing. Rapid Rehousing served 284 people (125 were children and 159 were adults).