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 trained in the techniques of Diversion works with that family to 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 because local resources may be scarce and not readily available to them.
Diversion Program: Amazing success . . . by the numbers
- 562 families received referral information to other housing options and social service providers in 2019.
- 210 families received financial or housing support in 2019. Financial support was provided in multiple forms such as gift cards and financial assistance for gas, bus tickets, food and clothing.