The Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Team is the only program in the greater Danbury area that meets with homeless individuals where they are at 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, mental health, substance abuse, and housing services.
The Homeless Outreach Team assists over 120 homeless individuals and families every year of all ages, gender, race, and ethnicity. Members of the Homeless Outreach Team speak English and Spanish and have a wide frame of knowledge in areas such as mental illnesses, substance abuse, veteran services, family services, and medical conditions.
The Homeless Outreach Team works strongly with the other agencies in town, ensuring that clients of the program receive appropriate referrals and timely services. The outreach workers employ creative and tailored solutions to each and every client they work with. Homeless Outreach Team staff also serves as a liaison and educational resource to social service providers about homeless services and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the needs of homeless clients.