Diversion is a light-touch approach that engages families early in their homeless crisis.
Through an exploratory conversation with a family, a Vision House staff member skilled in problem solving works with that family to see beyond their current crisis and identify realistic housing options based on their own resources. For some families, tapping into their own connections represents their best shot at becoming housed quickly.
At our Diversion Centers in Renton and Burien, we provide one-on-one, in-person assistance by appointment. This support includes:
Each family is paired with a Youth and Family Advocate. Our Youth and Family Advocates work with each child within a family to preserve and promote stability within the parent-child relationship, as well as sibling relationships.
Our staff helps each child reach age-appropriate social-emotional, academic, and developmental goals.