Even with available resources, there isn’t a clear entrance into the homelessness response or prevention systems. Weld’s Way Home works to make sure that individuals experiencing homelessness and their neighbors will know exactly how to connect to needed resources. In some communities, navigation centers are physical locations where individuals experiencing homelessness can access basic necessities (daily showers, lockers for storage, stable mailing address, etc.) and supportive services (employment training, mental health care, case management, etc.). It also creates a safe place where the homeless can legally be without threat of being moved or targeted.
Weld’s Way Home will create a low-barrier navigation center model that is accessible countywide, which means finding creative ways to administer services and connect individuals to the homelessness response system outside of the limits of relying solely on a physical location for a navigation center.