Carol Palackdharry is an oncologist from Illinois and a member of Southwest Solutions’ Leadership Giving Circle. She brought her 14 year old son Nathan to…
We provide a broad range of services and housing assistance for families, veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. Our Housing First approach is based on our firm belief that everyone has the right to safe, decent and affordable housing; and that securing housing for the homeless person enables him or her to effectively respond to treatment of mental illness and substance abuse issues that are often the root causes of homelessness. We work to secure the documents and assistance for those in need to become eligible for our housing programs.
Coordinated Assessment Model
The Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) is a systemic approach to homeless programming that focuses on aligning the needs of households that are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis with the best program to address their needs. Our supportive housing programs to address homelessness are located at our Housing Resource Center (HRC).
Go-Getters Drop-In Center
Go-Getters in southwest Detroit provides a place of fellowship for men and women living with mental illness, many of whom are homeless or formerly homeless. It provides nutritious lunches, art and recreational activities, learning opportunities, recovery support groups, and important support services to help individuals in their recovery journeys and reintegration into society. Go-Getters’ staff works with persons to secure vital documentation so they can qualify for housing and benefits. Staff also works closely with Southwest Counseling to ensure that individuals receive the mental health services they need.
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)
Our Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps homeless vets find meaningful employment so that they can be productive members of the community. HVRP is funded by the federal Department of Labor. The program assists homeless vets with resources, vocational training and job opportunities.
Piquette Square for Veterans
Piquette Square is a 150-unit apartment project in Detroit to house and care for homeless veterans. Piquette Square offers comprehensive support services to help the veterans develop self-sufficiency and reintegrate into the community. Southwest Solutions developed Piquette Square and owns and manages it.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program aims to improve very low income veteran families’ housing stability. SSVF provides outreach and case management services and assists participants in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits. Veterans may qualify for short term rental assistance or assistance with first month’s rent, security deposit and /or utility assistance. The SSVF program is implemented through our Housing Resource Center.
94% of those helped into housing have remained in permanent housing for more than six months