The St. Anne Street Outreach Program (SOP) helps youth out of homelessness and into a safe shelter. SOP staff identifies youth, and their work is to build trusting relationships. The program’s primary goal is to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth under the age of 21 and who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking; and to build relationships between street outreach workers and runaway, homeless, and street youth to move youth into stable housing and prepare them for independence.

The Services Include:

Overview of SOP services include:

·         Street-based education and outreach
·         Access to emergency shelter
·         Survival aid
·         Individual assessments
·         Trauma-informed treatment and counseling
·         Prevention and education activities
·         Information and referrals
·         Crisis intervention
·         Follow-up support


                                                                       Specific Services

Conduct Street Outreach Engage Youth 24/hr. on-site/on-call staff; van, branded clothing, cell phones, bi-lingual materials;
Guaranteed Shelter Access Safe Housing 24/7 access, agreements w/ (2) licensed shelters to meet state standards
Public Outreach and Awareness PR staff; event spaces; linkages to culturally specific organizations
Gateway Services Food, drinks, clothing, live-on call 24/7 incl. nurse, transportation,
Standardized Screenings & Assessments Standardized reliable screenings/assessment tools; mental health clinicians on staff
Harm Reduction Safety Plans 24/7 on-call, on-site emergency response team; harm reduction training
Service Coordination Plan Providers “fast pass” SOP youth; extensive linkages, 134 agency history
Crisis Stabilization Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained staff; transportation
Case Management Case manager; network of providers; on-site/on-call; nurse, MH/ substance abuse services