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    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.

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    Homeless ServicesThe CAPTAIN Street Outreach Program carries out services related to helping homeless and troubled youth leave the streets and secure appropriate, safe living arrangements, and to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of homelessness. Street Outreach is also in the community to help any youth who are in, or run the risk of becoming involved in a crisis. Street Outreach engage youth in their environment offering basic survival needs such as food, clothing, hygiene products, and access to emergency shelter as well as referrals, intervention, and exposure to positive adult role models. The purpose of Street Outreach is to aid youth in making positive decisions in their own lives to remain happy, healthy, and contributing members of society.SaratogaCAPTAIN STREET OUTREACH PROGRAMCAPTAIN COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES
    Homeless ServicesThe HAC Outreach Van provides outreach on the streets of Albany to homeless people. HAC Outreach staff and volunteers make rounds on the streets of Albany to places where homeless people congregate and provide a listening ear, food, clothing, blankets, referrals, case management and transportation. Outreach workers will help anyone who is homeless and living outside and will provide basic aid. They will make referrals and provide transportation to shelters, detox programs, hospitals, etc.AlbanyOUTREACH VANHOMELESS ACTION COMMITTEE (HAC)

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