In Washoe County, all sheltered homeless residents are housed in one location. These mixed populations create issues in an already-challenged environment for those facing homelessness. Our Place will separate populations with the goal of reducing assault, human trafficking, and property theft while providing a tailored approach for each populaulation.
In an effort to identify barriers and address root causes of homelessness for women and families, the Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) partnered with the State of Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services to renovate existing buildings on the State Campus to accommodate and serve individuals experiencing homelessness using a different model.
Our Place is an outcome-based campus designed to create a safe and stable environment where women and families who are experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect while being connected to services.
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