London CAReS Program
Initiated in 2008 by the City of London, the London CAReS (Community Addiction Response Strategy) is a highly collaborative community-based Housing First service aimed at improving the health and housing outcomes of individuals experiencing homelessness in London.
Following a successful two-year pilot, the program earned relative permanence within London’s Homeless Prevention System (HPS), including undertaking the Veterans Housing Program, when the Federal HPS funding stream ended.
Unity Project is proud to partner with the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) and Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV) in delivering the core services of London CAReS, including:
- Street Outreach
- Mobile Unit
- Housing Stability
- Housing Selection, and
- Syringe Recovery
Unity Project provides leadership for Housing Stability and Selection component and for the Veteran Housing Program, including five Housing Stability Workers and two Housing Selection Workers. Housing Stability Workers provide intensive case management support to individuals that have experienced persistent homelessness who are now housed. The program’s goal is to support individuals in their housing stability by assisting with the transition into a new home. Housing Selection Workers identify private market landlords and property groups interested in making apartments available to individuals experiencing homelessness. Landlords are supported
with 24/7 response for the tenant, landlord and extended community.
For more information about London CAReS, visit their website: