Off the Streets works to get currently homeless people out of shelters and the streets into housing. We can act very quickly — the transition from homelessness to a furnished room or apartment can take place within a day or two.
We provide the following kinds of help:
- Moral support and encouragement — to help people believe that they can escape the trap of homelessness, and to help them retain their housing
- Security deposits and other financial support
- Furniture and household items
Off the Streets is completely volunteer based. Although we team with local social service agencies, we have no paid staff and minimal overhead.
As of summer 2014, Off the Streets has active chapters operating in the following locations;
- Danbury CT
- Lancaster PA
- Bridgeport/Fairfield/Trumbull CT
- Huntington Beach CA
Click on “locations” on the top banner for specific information on each Off the Streets location.
In the 4-1/2 years of our history through December 2013, Off the Streets has assisted 471 people, including taking 297 people off the streets and into housing.
Click below to see the Crossroads Magazine feature on Off The Streets