S1.06 Street Outreach as Accompaniment

4:00 PM–4:45 PM Mar 1, 2023 (US - Pacific)

Grand Ballroom (FGH)


Discussing “Street Outreach as Accompaniment,” we will reflect on shelter and housing programs in Cleveland with positive outcomes for unsheltered clients. The session will provide a framework for training/hiring folks with lived experience, empowering them to do street outreach and foster peer-to-peer relationships. Finally, we will highlight the activism and advocacy necessary for building trust and power in the unsheltered community, looking at local direct actions and community responses.