How Health Care Institutions Can Support Durham Opening doors Homeless Prevention & Services

  • Develop substance abuse in-patient and out-patient treatment programs targeted to homeless individuals.
  • Provide training to staff on appropriate services/referrals to community based support programs.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of a community standard for discharge planning that allows those discharged from health care institutions to obtain and maintain permanent housing.
  • Conduct outreach to homeless individuals and families to provide preventive care to minimize the need for more expensive emergency services.
  • Design case management strategies targeted to homeless individuals including preventative care, medication management and coordination of support services, such as transportation to medical appointments.