PATH San Diego, the lead operator and service provider for Connections Housing – the “one-stop shop” homeless service center which opened its doors in downtown San Diego earlier this year – has released its first Impact Summary Report. The report states that “since its opening in January 2013, the downtown neighborhood surrounding Connections Housing has experienced a decrease in street homelessness by 57%.” Only 82 individuals were counted in the neighborhood boundaries in April 2013, which is a significant decrease compared to 192 individuals counted in May 2012.
The success of the building is in large part due to PATH’s collaborative model for street-outreach, on-the-street case management, community participation, neighborhood security, and in-house supportive services. Read more about this approach to solving homelessness, as well as some of the challenges the project continues to face, in the Quarter 1 Impact Summary Report. In addition, visit our Campaign website to read the personal stories of two formerly homeless individuals whose lives have changed forever thanks to the Connections Housing project.