Supportive Housing Case Management services assist individuals and families in Blue Earth County who are experiencing varying degrees of homelessness to gain access to and maintain housing of their choice in Blue Earth County. Additionally, Supportive Housing Case Management may assist the individual and family to gain access to mental health, medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services connected to the household gaining self-sufficiency.
Supportive Housing Case Management core principles:
Assessment – Assessing the individual’s and family’s unique needs and the impact of the housing barriers on the self-sufficiency in various areas of their life.
Planning – Planning for service needs and establishing goals on the Community Support Plan.
Referral and Linkage – Assisting individuals / families with referrals to resources, establishing services and developing formal and informal supports.
Monitoring and Coordination – Assisting individuals / families to monitor the effectiveness of the services they are receiving and to coordinate with other service providers to help ensure the most effective path to achieving goals and gaining self-sufficiency.
Supportive Housing Case Management operating service model:
Housing First and Harm Reduction: Low barrier access to housing and services with no readiness requirements for enrollment or ongoing services.
Strength Based, Person-Centered, and Participant Driven: Empowering participant choice. Case Managers work with participants and provide education and opportunity for informed choice.
Trama-Informed Approach: Services realize the impact of trauma, recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma, and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices.
Flexible and Creative: Frequency and duration based on the changing needs of the household. Supportive Housing Case Management remains open as long as the household has a demonstrated need for supportive services, unless the case management is no longer feasible, or the household chooses to exit the program.
To inquire about supportive housing case management services:
Call (507) 304-4335 and ask to speak with a Housing Triage Worker.