The Catholic Charities' Homeless Outreach Team is the only program in the greater Danbury area that meets with homeless individuals where they are and provides services right there. Engaging with clients at the shelters, soup kitchens, on the streets, in the woods, and under bridges, the Homeless Outreach Team effectively provides homeless individuals and families with access to benefits, food, clothing, medical and mental health services, substance abuse help and housing services.
The Homeless Outreach Team assists over 120 homeless individuals and families of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities every year. Members of the team speak both English and Spanish and have a wide frame of knowledge in areas such as mental illness, substance abuse, veteran services, family services, and medical conditions.
The team works with other agencies in town, ensuring clients receive appropriate referrals and timely services. The outreach workers employ creative and tailored solutions to each and every client with whom they work. They also serve as liaisons and educational resources to social service providers about homeless services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the needs of homeless clients.