The outreach program serves the needs of 200 people on average each year. The program provides people who are unsheltered or temporarily lodged with food, supplies, and case management. Individualized, client-centered care prioritizes access to clinical health services, assistance accessing benefits, and housing navigation.
- Food and personal care items
- Assistance with accessing benefits
- Social Support
- Independent daily living skills
- Referrals to supportive services (substance recovery, mental health care and clinical care).
- Housing navigation
- Rental and moving assistance
- Legal services
- Home care
The program is supported by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and the Emergency Solutions Grant in partnership with CAPTAIN Community Human Services and Saratoga County Department of Social Services.
SOS piloted a Navigation Center program in the winter of 2021. The temporary overflow shelter on Woodlawn Avenue served as a safe daytime space where guests engaged with staff and service providers. This successful model of care increased engagement in services and focused on reduced substance use, long-term care, and service accessibility. We are currently working with local leaders to secure a permanent facility that will also serve as the Code Blue winter shelter. The work we started at the Navigation Center continues through year-round outreach efforts.