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Continuum of Care System

Continuum of Care System (Flow Chart Image)

The fundamental components of a Continuum of Care System:

  • First, there must be an emergency shelter/assessment effort which provides immediate shelter and can identify an individualís or familyís needs.


  • The Second component offers transitional housing and necessary social services. Such services include substance abuse treatment, short-term mental health services, independent living skills, etc.


  • The third and final component, and one which every homeless individual or family needs, is permanent housing or permanent supportive housing arrangements.