Stepping Stone in partnership with Encompass Support Services operates Starting Point, a store-front office that provides supports and services using a Housing First approach for adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Services are provided on a drop-in basis in the office and through community outreach. Outreach Workers support people to connect with resources to help stabilize their life situations.
Preventative and support services include landlord/tenant mediation, one-time crisis funding, financial assistance applications and housing search.
There are rent supplement programs available to help people obtain and/or maintain housing.
A Nurse Practitioner works with the Outreach Team one day a week to provide primary care.