Homelessness Strategies and Solutions
Outreach is a critical tool for ending homelessness. Outreach teams work to build relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness. The teams use a person-centered, compassionate approach to resolve homelessness through the offer of services tailored to the specific needs of individuals.
The City of San Diego has several types of street-based outreach teams operating on a daily basis.
Food and Water
The City of San Diego’s Coordinated Street Outreach Program often conducts focused outreach events in areas identified as having large congregations of people experiencing homelessness.
During the multi-agency events, outreach teams canvass an area to engage unsheltered folks and connect them to supportive services. Access to case management, health education, public benefits, mental health and substance abuse treatment, primary care referrals, and access to hygiene kits, transportation and basic essentials are all offered to people in the area.
Learn more about past outreach efforts through the After Action Reports.
All outreach teams are connected to the Coordinated Intake System for referral to emergency shelters (or other services) in the City of San Diego. Learn more about the process to get someone access to services or shelter.