CFH’s Outreach Program provides vital connections for those experiencing homelessness in Bellevue and partners with outreach programs in other Eastside cities.
Our Outreach Coordinator connects men, women, and families experiencing homelessness to needed resources that lead them out of homelessness and into stable living. This involves three main parts:
- Responding to requests from city staff, emergency services personnel (police, fire, medical), local businesses, and others to address issues connected to those experiencing homelessness.
- Proactively going out into the community to meet with people experiencing homelessness where they are to build trusting relationships and connect them to resources and support. This is done by frequenting libraries, parks, underpasses, green spaces, malls, street corners—any place where people experiencing homelessness can be found.
- Building relationships with city staff, emergency services personnel (police, fire, medical), local businesses, library staff, community residents, and other stakeholders who are interacting with, and impacted by, homelessness in the wider community to increase their understanding about homelessness and to find practical, lasting solutions to homelessness.