Project Reconnect is a new shelter diversion and rapid-exit program for unaccompanied adults. The program is not for everyone. In fact, Project Reconnect will serve up to 1,000 individuals a year who are 18 and over and fit one of the following profiles:
- New Arrivals: Those who present at low-barrier shelters for at least one week but have no prior documentation of homelessness in HMIS;
- Non-Recent Returners: individuals who return to a low-barrier shelter for at least a week, after an extended absence from the shelter (e.g. at least one month);
- Transitioning from System Involvement: individuals who are transitioning from jail/prison, or are aging out of the foster care system without housing supports in place
- Family Engaged: individuals who demonstrate a willingness and ability to connect with friends and family
- Last Milers: Those whose homelessness could be ended but for one last hurdle to overcome (e.g. they just need money for a security deposit, or a small debt paid off).