Homelessness and poverty are linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income that must be dropped.
Who can stay at reStart?
Anyone experiencing homelessness; reStart serves everyone! We accept people as they are and don’t require those asking for help to attest to a differing belief, religious affiliation, or traditional family structure.
How long do people stay at reStart?
The length of stay varies between each housing program; however, the range is anywhere between 30 days up to 18 months for some transitional programs.
What is your operating expenses?
reStart has an almost $7.5 million operating budget annually to support seventeen different programs ranging from prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing to permanent housing and serving youth, families, veterans and special populations of single adults.
Operating expenses cover the facilities, staff and client assistance to exit homelessness.
What happens to families when they leave reStart?
Our goals is for everyone who enters a housing program at reStart exit to a stable housing situation.
What kind of donations do you accept?
Monetary: Please visit our donation page (link) to learn more about financial giving.
In-Kind: Due to limited storage space, we restrict our acceptance of in-kind donations. Click here and select the In Kind tab to see a complete list of accepted items, or check out our Amazon Wishlist to send items directly to the shelter.
*Due to space constraints, we cannot accept toys or clothing. Please consider contributing to our partners, [insert partners] both of which provide clothing for our clients.
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a consistent, streamlined process for accessing the resources available in the homeless crisis response system. Through CE, a CoC ensures that the highest need, most vulnerable households in the community are prioritized for services and that the housing and supportive services in the system are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has further stated “a centralized or coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake assessment and provision of referrals. A centralized or coordinated assessment system covers the geographic area, is easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, is well advertised, and includes a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.”
How do I qualify for permanent housing assistance?
If you have been experiencing homelessness for 12+ continuous months or 4 episodes equaling 12 months, you would qualify for permanent housing assistance. Please click here to complete the Coordinated Entry HUB information today!
What are Housing First Principles?
Housing First is an approach to quickly connect people experiencing homelessness to housing. Below are some of its key points:
1.Immediate access to housing with no housing readiness conditions 2. Consumer choice and self-determination 3. Recovery orientation 4. Individualized and person-driven supports 5. Social and community integration