Opening Doors for the Homeless
The Community Resource Center (CRC) is continuing to partner with the City of Encinitas to help address homelessness through its Opening Doors Program. The program connects eligible candidates with a Housing Navigator, who conducts a thorough intake assessment, utilizing tools such as the San Diego Vulnerability Index & Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). This tool helps establish a priority assigned to each individual case to determine whether the candidate is ready for housing. Once enrolled in the program, participants are also assigned a case manager to help with other immediate needs such as food security. By the end of its pilot period last year, CRC provided permanent housing to 32 households, five of which were veterans. Learn more about CRC’s integrative services and programs at www.crcncc.org.