Community Solutions helps communities mobilize partners and resources to connect vulnerable people to the health, employment, and other services they need to succeed in their homes and communities. Our approach costs far less than responses to homelessness such as shelters and hospitals.
We help communities deliver services to those at risk of becoming homeless or returning to the streets, including those with extensive hospitalizations.
- Knowledge. We provide expertise in data analytics and strategic planning, healthcare, public health, case management, housing placement, government subsidies and funding, negotiation, campaign management and the use of social media.
- Training. We train communities to make best use of existing resources and bring in needed services in cost-effective ways.
- Planning. We work with agencies and local leaders to plan community-wide improvements that strengthen neighborhoods while supporting vulnerable residents—parks, youth centers, Head Start programs, jobs and leadership training, crime prevention.
- Integration. We help integrate housing with health, mental health and other services, and the government benefits people need to stay in their homes and out of emergency rooms, hospitals and jails.
New York City - Sometimes the hospital becomes a home.Imagine being on the street with asthma, diabetes, an addiction to alcohol or cocaine. You’re sick and can’t take care of yourself. And you have no home base to recover and rest. So, the Emergency Room or a hospital room becomes, at least for a short while, the only place you get fed, get your medicine and get people to pay attention or care.
New York - It’s an unlikely alliance: the former NBA player working to fix his troubled neighborhood and the young woman wielding flow charts on how to get there. Greg Jackson and Corinne LeTourneau are part of the Brownsville Partnership (BP), a multi-agency collaborative launched in 2008 to prevent families in this Brooklyn public housing neighborhood from losing their homes. Today, the Partnership is preventing homelessness by strengthening a whole community.