About Housing for Homeless Addicted to Alcohol (HHAA)
The HHAA program provides scattered-site permanent housing and supportive services for chronically homeless people addicted to alcohol.
Clients are moved directly from the streets into permanent, affordable housing. The program utilizes a “rapid re-housing” approach that places individuals into permanent housing and provides them with intensive supportive services and case management. This is a harm reduction model which attempts to assist the individual in reducing harmful behavior that may lead to crisis.
The central ideal of harm reduction is the recognition that some people always have and always will engage in behaviors, which carry risks. The main objective of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers and health risks associated with the behaviors themselves. There are no “zero tolerance policies” for clients which allows them to take personal risks and grow with appropriate support.
Examples of services include:
- Housing and rental subsidies
- Supportive case management
- Clinical Therapy
- Transportation assistance
Entry into the HHAA program is by referral only. Detailed information on the participation procedure is available in PDF form. Please click here to view it.
Chronically homeless individuals with alcohol addictions.
The target population for the HHAA Program is chronically homeless persons who have been living on the streets for at least 365 days over the last 5 years, and have a long-term addition to alcohol. Clients that also have mental health issues are eligible for the program as well. In addition, clients must be living on the streets or emergency shelters at the time of initial contact and have no history of living in transitional or permanent housing over the last five years. (Short-term stays in emergency shelter, jail, or detox programs do not disqualify clients).
Clients receive assistance meeting immediate needs, such as food and shelter, goal planning, education on basic living skills, health care, and how to get the most out of treatment. All clients have access to substance abuse counseling and referral to substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Hours of operation
Depends on site.
Please contact Tonya Clarke, HHAA Senior Case Manager, for information or questions.
Please Click here to e-mail her or call her at 408.712.2219.