Fact Sheet

  • Clients are encouraged to get help from AA and other drug programs before they get placed.   (Afterwards as well)
  • They tend to fall off programs once they get housing so we do everything we can to encourage them not to.
  • Some need more supportive services than others.
  • Some may stop taking meds because they feel better and become worse. 
  • Some need some type of support 24 hours but not assisted living.
  • Even a lower paying job along with a home is rewarding.  Everyone wants fulfillment in society.
  • Goal is to get people off the street and into a plan and a home.
  • Not every homeless person wants to leave the streets or get help; their illness can cause paranoia and prevent them from getting the help they need.  No one can be forced to accept it.
  • Not everyone qualifies for a home through Extended Housing.
  • We can’t serve everyone in need at one time with housing.  Waiting list usually around 300.
  • Landlords might not accept EH voucher, very difficult for some clients to find housing.

THE PEOPLE WE SERVE:

  • They are not beggars
  • They are not criminals
  • They are fellow Lake County residents
  • They have a severe mental illness
  • They are all ages
  • They are women; they are men
  • They are families with small children
  • They are someone’s son or daughter, mother or father
  • They are brothers and sisters
  • They are former employees or employers
  • They are professionals
  • They come from many different backgrounds
  • They each have a story
  • They are unable to work due to their illness
  • They want to do better; we want to help