Tackling Chronic Homelessness…

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See what we have to say about the housing first model in this original Now What. Treating the symptoms instead of the causes isn’t getting us anywhere, so now what? The housing first model is a step forward.

“What housing first has really shown is that given the opportunity, the vast, vast majority of folks retain housing. They stay housed.”

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Green Door’s successes are great because we see the individual, not the illness. The people we help are members of our community and we treat each with the dignity and respect they deserve. We work closely with our clients to help them meet the goals that they set; and once met, work to exceed them. The progress made by […]

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