Journey Home is working to find permanent, system-wide solutions to end chronic homelessness.
If you are experiencing homelessness, getting help can be emotionally overwhelming. Now individuals can make one phone call – 211 – to learn about all the services in the greater Hartford region. This single point of contact system offers immediate access to emergency services, provides ongoing support, reduces anxiety, and helps individuals build a long-term plan for a stable life.
Journey Home is working with the City of Hartford to open the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list to those who are experiencing chronic homelessness. Working together, we are offering creative solutions to homelessness.
This initiative engages community volunteers in the work and mission of Journey Home by collecting and donating furniture and essential household goods for people transitioning from homelessness to housing. For more information about this program and/or to get involved please contact Alison Scharr.
Applying for disability benefits can be a long and complicated process. This is especially true for people experiencing homelessness, many of whom are eligible for SSI/SSDI, but are frequently denied for benefits they desperately need. Journey Home is working to implement the SOAR model in Greater Hartford to address the barriers that keep homeless individuals from accessing this stabilizing source of income.
The aerospace industry needs skilled workers and many individuals experiencing homelessness need jobs. So, the Belcan Corporation is partnering with Journey Home to train and place workers in entry-level manufacturing positions that pay a living wage and offer opportunity for upward mobility.
The Risk Reduction Fund recognizes the investment of landlords who are willing to help individuals in need of affordable housing and is intended to reduce the risk that can be associated with housing some households.