The AHF Case Management Program partners each client directly with a case manager to identify and make available the services and resources that best meet the needs of individual clients.
Working Through Obstacles
Homeless individuals who request assistance first complete a brief needs assessment. Clients are then assigned to a Street Team Client Advocate who serves as a navigator or guide to existing resources to secure permanent housing and meet immediate needs such as food, clothing, and healthcare. After permanent housing is achieved, Home Team Client Advocates conduct regularly scheduled home visits to ensure that clients are able to effectively transition into the responsibilities of maintaining a lease and clients are directed towards supportive services such as mental health assistance, addiction recovery, trauma and grief counseling, employment assistance and achievement of personal goals.
While some clients begin to self-manage quickly and others may need more intensive interaction over a longer period, the ultimate goal is for clients to become self reliant and integrated members of the community. Occasionally, setbacks such as evictions may sometimes occur. Because there are no prerequisites for assistance there is equally no measurement of failure. AHF clients will continue to receive assistance until services are no longer needed or requested.