RESOURCE, Inc. will work with a collaboration of agencies to provide a comprehensive integrated continuum of care to chronically homeless women in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The Collaboration of Housing Resources (COHR) Team will serve a minimum of 50 women per year. A total of 80 women will be served over the lifetime of the project.
The target population is chronically homeless women (over age 18) who have been homeless for one year or more or who have at least four episodes of homelessness in the previous three years. The program will target women who either do not have children or who do not have their children with them. The project will serve individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and it is expected that many participants will have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. The target population is not limited by ethncity or racial background. The target geographic area is Hennepin County, Minnesota, including the city of Minneapolis.
The purpose of the COHR program is to help end chronic homelessness. The goal of the program is to provide services that promote entry to and sustain chronically homeless women with mental illness or with mental illness and chemical dependency in permanent housing.