TeamsWe have several mobile outreach teams which provide outreach and engagement services, establish trusting relationships with program participants, and bridge the gap towards our other services, provided to all program participants. All individuals engaged by our outreach teams have access to our other core services: housing, mental health care, medical care, substance addiction treatment, domestic violence services, life skills/wellness programs, and income assistance.
Pacific Palisades & Malibu: The Pacific Palisades Outreach Team and Malibu Outreach Team are both location-specific 2-person outreach teams that perform outreach and engagement services to homeless individuals in their respective areas.Each of these teams’ implementations is part of a larger effort to reach all of the Westside. The Pacific Palisades Outreach Team works with the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to provide the homeless individuals found there with engagement, food, and housing at one of our interim housing programs, when available. The Malibu Team works with the Malibu Task Force on Homelessness to help provide the same services to individuals in Malibu city limits.
MIT: The Multidisciplinary Integrated Treatment Team is also a mobile, clinically integrated team. It is comprised of a nurse, therapist, substance abuse counselor, case manager, clinicians and a peer advocate. MIT provides services to homeless individuals found in West LA. MIT program participants are only required to be chronically homeless and have a mental health illness; it is not a requirement to be tri-morbid.
FCCS: The Field Capable Clinical Services Team provides specialized mental health services delivered by a team of professional and para-professional staff. This team provides support including assessments, psychotherapy, and clinically informed interventions. FCCS can provide care to both housed and homeless program participants. It is designed to provide services to individuals who are isolated, unwilling or unable to access traditional mental health outpatient services.
HMST: The Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team is a mobile outreach team dedicated to working with the highest utilizers of Emergency Services in the homeless population of Santa Monica. A multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical staff, they work intensively with each client, providing psychotherapy, medical services, psychiatry, substance abuse counseling, and case management. Court advocacy services, housing coordination, transportation to and from appointments, and more are provided upon need.
IMHT: The Integrated Mobile Health Team is comprised of a psychiatrist, a physician, a physician’s assistant, licensed and unlicensed mental health professionals from all three mental health disciplines, substance abuse professionals, a designated payee, and peers. This service-rich team targets homeless tri-morbid individuals on the street. IMHT engages the program participants, establishing communication and trusting relationships in order to provide the care they may need, medical or otherwise.Once IMHT program participants are housed, the team continues providing services, assisting with daily living skills, domestic tasks, and providing crisis intervention, when necessary.
C3: C3 Outreach Teams (City, County, and Community) serve homeless individuals living on the streets of Skid Row. Employing a disaster relief approach to homeless, the teams are responsible for outreach to 4 distinct service quadrants in Skid Row – working to systematically engage vulnerable individuals living on the streets; provide immediate access to resources such as interim housing, urgent care, primary care, mental health services and substance use disorder treatment; and help regain health and housing stability.
E6: In line with the holistic approach of The People Concern, the E6 teams are multidisciplinary street outreach teams focused on addressing the most vulnerable homelessness living on the streets. The teams consist of a mental health clinician, a case manager, a substance abuse case manager, peer (someone with formerly lived homelessness experience to advocate for the client), and a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant in order to provide appropriate mental health, substance abuse, and medical interventions. The teams conduct outreach in SPA 4 communities of Los Angeles County (Hollywood, DTLA, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Westlake and mid-city), offering resources and services designed to move individuals from the streets to permanent housing.