2017 marked Journey Home’s tenth year of work in the Greater Hartford region. In the last four years, since the start of our local Coordinated Access Network, we have witnessed a 75% decline in ending chronic homelessness. The progress in this part of the state has been so substantial that Journey Home has been asked to expand our Coordinated Access work into the New Britain/Bristol area.
This part of the state, called the Central Coordinated Access Network, is comprised of New Britain, Bristol, Southington, Plainville, and Berlin. This part of the state received 7% of all 211 shelter and housing related calls this fall, and has a number of different shelter, housing, and outreach providers already working together.
Starting in January, Journey Home will be providing backbone support to the Coordinated Access Network in Central CAN by helping with local meeting facilitation, data management, and systems coordination.