Alexandra M Altomare
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Homefull is a non-profit agency that provides case management services to the homeless population in Dayton to help individuals escape homelessness hopefully into a stable and long-lasting independent living situation. With a housing first philosophy, Homefull case management is focused on getting clients out of shelter as a top priority, with all other services to follow. As a case manager this semester, I assist clients in getting linked with services to manage their mental health conditions, stabilize alcohol and drug abuse, and find income to prepare clients for the housing opportunities Homefull is able to assist them with. The role of the case manager ranges from advocate to potential landlords, sympathetic ear to a hard day, or stern motivator to encourage clients to seek help for themselves. But no matter the task that day, the end goal is always to find a reconciliation between the poverty and lack of affordable housing in Dayton to break the cycle of neglect towards this vulnerable population.
Castel V. Sweet
Primary Advisor's Department
Fitz Center - Community Engaged Learning
Stander Symposium project
"Semester of Service at Homefull: Housing First and Homelessness in Dayton" (2018). Stander Symposium Projects. 1424.