Homeless Outreach Team Finds Housing for the Homeless

March 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Homeless Outreach Team
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Diane Kaern possesses experience in sales operations and financial management and has a proven history in leadership and cost reduction. Outside of her professional pursuits, Diane Kaern supports homeless outreach activities.

HOT delivers outreach and engagement services to homeless individuals throughout San Diego and serves as the first point of contact for persons who are chronically homeless or chronically inebriated. Through financial support from local law enforcement, the program places persons who are homeless in housing units with their consent and connects them with appropriate services.

HOT also provides assistance to individuals with substance dependencies through the Serial Inebriate Program, which gives them the option of a sober-living environment as an alternative to incarceration. HOT partners with the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team and operates through teams composed of police officers, mental health technicians, and psychiatric clinicians.

Teams assess the problems faced by persons who are chronically homeless and collaborate to identify solutions that meet the needs of each individual. The approach goes beyond short-term answers and focuses on the development of permanent solutions. HOT teams serve approximately 700 individuals annually.Diane Kaern possesses experience in sales operations and financial management and has a proven history in leadership and cost reduction. Outside of her professional pursuits, Diane Kaern supports homeless outreach activities.

HOT delivers outreach and engagement services to homeless individuals throughout San Diego and serves as the first point of contact for persons who are chronically homeless or chronically inebriated. Through financial support from local law enforcement, the program places persons who are homeless in housing units with their consent and connects them with appropriate services.

HOT also provides assistance to individuals with substance dependencies through the Serial Inebriate Program, which gives them the option of a sober-living environment as an alternative to incarceration. HOT partners with the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team and operates through teams composed of police officers, mental health technicians, and psychiatric clinicians.

Teams assess the problems faced by persons who are chronically homeless and collaborate to identify solutions that meet the needs of each individual. The approach goes beyond short-term answers and focuses on the development of permanent solutions. HOT teams serve approximately 700 individuals annually.

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