SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AT RISK OF EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS THROUGH ACCESS TO RESOURCES AND PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS
Homeless Prevention and Diversion
Homeless Prevention/Diversion Programs can support households that are in the initial stages of experiencing a housing crisis. Prevention efforts focus on those who are at risk of homelessness, but are not yet experiencing literal homelessness. Diversion programs can assist households experiencing a housing crisis by finding alternatives to emergency shelters. This approach focuses on conversations with households to determine what resources they have available and how the organization can best support them.
If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call Waypoint's Shelter Service Line at 319.366.7999 or call the Balance of State 24 Hour Call Center at 1.833.739.0065. To reduce your wait time on the phone, you can also enter your contact information into our online portal by clicking this link: https://ICA.formstack.com/forms/call_center_portal
Thank you to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for putting together this video telling Melody’s story. We are grateful to work closely with several community organizations to support those impacted by the Derecho. https://vimeo.com/594736775