Street Outreach is often a young person's first connection to SPY's continuum of care. Specifically focusing on the Westside of LA, our outreach team goes out five times a week and establish a visible and reassuring presence where homeless youth sleep and congregate. In non intrusive ways, teams of Outreach and Engagement Case Managers and trained volunteers develop rapport with young people, distribute survival items, assist youth in accessing emergency shelter, and provide a vital connection to SPY's onsite programs. Additionally, our outreach team responds to reports from the community members about new street-based youth in the area.
In FY 2017, our Outreach team made 1,069 connections to homeless youth
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