What is Homelessness Diversion?
Some households seeking homeless shelter have reached a tipping point. They may still be in an apartment but on the verge of eviction, utility shutoff, or another crisis. Their options seem to have narrowed to finding a safe place for the night. But once they enter a shelter program, regaining […]
Meet BEDS Manager of Intake Danielle Cox
BEDS Plus is lucky to have Manager of Intake Danielle Cox on staff. Danielle said her job at BEDS is a frontline point of entry for the agency. Once she receives a client’s contact information, she begins the shelter or diversion screening process. She interacts with potential clients by asking […]
This Pride Month, LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness Remain at Risk
For Pride Month, we join our communities in celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, but at the same time, we highlight urgent needs among LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. A recent CDC survey found that 11.7 percent of youth aged 15 to 17 identify as “non-heterosexual” (an increase from earlier studies that may be […]