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Special Needs/Populations

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  • Bathing Facilities (1)
    BM-6500.6500-150

    Bathing Facilities

    BM-6500.6500-150

    Public or private organizations that provide showers, baths or other facilities where homeless people, travelers and others who do not have access to private bathing facilities can wash. Also included are organizations that provide vouchers that people can use to access bathing facilities.
  • Benefits Assistance for Kinship Caregivers (1)
    FT-1000 * YK-6500.3600

    Benefits Assistance * Kinship Caregivers

    FT-1000 * YK-6500.3600

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits to which they are entitled by law. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

    Grandparents, aunts and uncles or other relatives as well as non-blood kin and neighbors who can serve as "family" who have taken on the responsibility of raising children in situations where the birthparents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care.

  • Cultural Transition Facilitation (5)
    PH-1450

    Cultural Transition Facilitation

    PH-1450

    Programs that help arriving refugees, immigrants and repatriated persons settle and make an adjustment to the traditions, values and lifestyles of their adopted country.
  • Day Shelters (1)
    BH-1800.8500-170

    Day Shelters

    BH-1800.8500-170

    Programs that provide a temporary place for homeless people who work second or third shifts to sleep during the day until they are able to find permanent housing.
  • Errand Running/Shopping Assistance (1)
    PH-3300.1800

    Errand Running/Shopping Assistance

    PH-3300.1800

    Programs that offer the services of individuals who are available to make short trips to purchase groceries, pick up prescriptions, withdraw or deposit money in the bank, drop off or retrieve laundry and do other small tasks for older adults, people with disabilities and other individuals who cannot leave their homes or are otherwise unable or prefer not to perform these tasks for themselves.
  • Errand Running/Shopping Assistance for Older Adults (1)
    PH-3300.1800 * YB-8000

    Errand Running/Shopping Assistance * Older Adults

    PH-3300.1800 * YB-8000

    Programs that offer the services of individuals who are available to make short trips to purchase groceries, pick up prescriptions, withdraw or deposit money in the bank, drop off or retrieve laundry and do other small tasks for older adults, people with disabilities and other individuals who cannot leave their homes or are otherwise unable or prefer not to perform these tasks for themselves.

    Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.

  • Homeless Drop In Centers (6)
    BH-1800.3500

    Homeless Drop In Centers

    BH-1800.3500

    Centers where homeless people can spend time during the day or evening. Services may include counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; personal hygiene supplies; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and other basic supportive services. Some centers may also provide meals or facilities for cooking. Programs that focus on homeless youth may provide case management, living skills training, family reunification assistance, classes and other educational supports, pre-employment training, health education (including HIV prevention), help in obtaining valid ID and other services that help youth successfully exit street life and transition to independent living.
  • Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing (1)
    BH-8400.3000

    Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing

    BH-8400.3000

    Programs that provide affordable, community-based housing for individuals and families who have experienced long-term or chronic homelessness and have been diagnosed as having a physical or developmental disability, a severe mental illness, substance abuse problems or HIV/AIDS; or are members of another designated group within the homeless population. Structures may include apartments, single-family houses, duplexes, group homes or single-room occupancy housing. Permanent supportive housing programs generally provide residents with the rights of tenancy under state or local landlord/tenant laws and are linked to services designed to meet residents' needs. Supportive services vary depending on the resident population. Most programs offer some type of case management and housing support, but may also offer more intensive mental health, substance abuse, vocational, employment or other services which help promote independent living. Supportive services may be offered on-site or off-site, or be provided by a mobile service team.
  • Homeless Shelter (1)
    BH-1800.8500

    Homeless Shelter

    BH-1800.8500

    Programs that provide a temporary place to stay (usually three days to two weeks), generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy, for people who have no permanent housing. Also included are programs that provide motel vouchers for people who are homeless.
  • Homelessness Issues (1)
    YZ-3100

    Homelessness Issues

    YZ-3100

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of homelessness.
  • Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations (4)
    PH-1450.3300

    Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations

    PH-1450.3300

    Programs developed and staffed by former refugees and immigrants that help newly arrived people from their previous country or region of residence begin a new life in the U.S. Mutual assistance associations address the unique cultural needs of the specific immigrant/refugee population they serve and provide a variety of services including cultural adjustment support, English language instruction, interpretation/translation services, housing and employment assistance, transportation, clothing and furniture, as needed, small business development assistance and help in accessing other social services.
  • LGBTQ Inclusive (1)
    YZ-2500

    LGBTQ Inclusive

    YZ-2500

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of GLBT individuals and their interests. The GLBT population includes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals, gender questioning youth and others with gender identity issues.
  • LGBTQ Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-400

    LGBTQ Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-400

    Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Some groups may include intersex individuals. Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of LBGTQ individuals. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Mobile Laundry Services (1)
    TH-2600.5100

    Mobile Laundry Services

    TH-2600.5100

    Programs that provide access to mobile laundry trailers, containerized laundry units or tented laundry facilities with high efficiency washers and dryers in communities that have been impacted by a flood, hurricane, winter storm or other major incident that has left residents without access to clean clothing, linens and other necessities. Families affected by the incident generally drop off their laundry to be washed, dried and folded at no charge.
  • Spiritual Enrichment (1)
    PV

    Spiritual Enrichment

    PV

    Programs that provide opportunities for people to satisfy their inner needs and enhance their spiritual growth through the practice of organized religion or through independent spiritual pursuits.