LAFH provides outreach and assessment services as part of a regional approach to ending homelessness in people’s lives.

For many homeless families and single adults experiencing homelessness, life can sometimes seem like an endless maze of intake forms, applications and waiting lists. And often our most vulnerable neighbors have difficulty accessing many of the services that they desperately needed. That has changed.

Through the county wide *Coordinated Entry System (CES) and the *Family Solutions Center (FSC), our outreach team and case managers are now better able to engage and connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resource for their needs.


*what is?

COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM (CES):  A county-wide system to ensure that homelessness resources are distributed equally and fairly to those who need them the most. CES connects multiple service agencies together in a collaborative effort to provide a thorough needs assessment that will determine the participant’s most appropriate housing solution.  LA Family Housing is the lead CES agency in the San Fernando Valley.

OUTREACH:

Street outreach teams identify and engage homeless neighbors and individuals at risk of becoming homeless.

ASSIST:

A dedicated case manager is assigned to each participant to help them navigate the process along the way.

REFER:

Each individual is referred to available housing based on assessment and greatest personal needs.

 

FAMILY SOLUTIONS CENTER (FSC): When a family is referred to LAFH, they meet with a case manager in the Family Solutions Center who assesses their needs and connects them to the best type of housing and services for their circumstances. The Family Solutions Center at LAFH is the single point of entry for all families experiencing homelessness in SPA 2.


“The implementation of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) will have a dramatic and rapid impact on chronic and veteran homelessness in the Los Angeles Region.
— Steve Hilton, CEO & President , Conrad N. Hilton Foundation