HouseCalls

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HouseCalls/Families in Crisis Program is a collaboration between Public Health and Health Care for the Homeless. It provides health and social services to families living in high-risk environments, who are at risk for becoming homeless. All services (except utility assistance) are by referral only. Referrals are made from Housing Code, Child and Adult Protection, schools and hospitals.

Services provided

Staff and clients work together to identify family and housing issues: 

  • Need for children's immunizations.
  • Lead testing.
  • Transportation to medical and dental visits.
  • Assure prenatal care.
  • Mental health and chemical dependency referrals.
  • Referrals to WIC, Headstart, other child enrichment programs.
  • Stabilizing school experience (registration, keep children in same school).
  • Referrals to food shelves.

Staff works with Environmental Health, housing code and fire inspectors to help families meet housing correction orders so they may remain in their home:

  • Advocating with landlords.
  • Utility assistance.
  • Cleaning supplies and roll-offs.
  • Referrals to community housing programs for major repairs.