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  • St. Louis, MO
    homeless at entry 100 suffer from a major mental illness 90 have co occurring mental illness with a substance related disorder 60 suffer from a chronic health disorder 20 have a developmental disability 60 are between ages of 35 54 62 African American 32 Caucasian 6 other 14 military veterans 100 of women experienced domestic violence The chronically homeless includes individuals who are persistently homeless and may not be able to get out of homelessness without serious ongoing help These individuals comprise a small fraction of the homeless however over 50 of resources are devoted to meeting the needs of this group Program Outcomes More than 90 who entered program with zero income now receive a steady one Approximately 95 of clients become and remain connected with health care providers Approximately 90 have decreased encounters with the criminal justice system and 100 have decreased inappropriate use of hospital emergency rooms How Do the Programs W ork Clients are typically housed within two weeks of establishing eligibility Landlords and tenants maintain a close relationship to ensure a successful placement for both Residents choose which unit and neighborhood suits them best the units are scattered throughout the city to allow a person to feel he or she is a regular member of the community Apartments are fully set up so they become home right away Scattered site housing people are more likely to integrate within their community when they live in regular housing as a neighbor in their community Programs can place persons with zero income Turnover is low and occupancy is kept at 100 Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day seven days a week Transportation support increases clients potential to achieve their goals and address their needs The Projects PLUS and MORE program teams network and coordinate care

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  • Health
    was a shot in the dark we re dealing with some of the toughest clients out there and the guys were getting bigger and bigger I asked my colleague are there any words or wisdom or choice phrases you have Three words I say to the guys dedication motivation and focus Be dedicated to the task motivated to do it and focused while you re doing it He laughs I write it down for them He says that heeding these three words provide for the consistency that leads to results While Joe specializes in simple practices related to physical health he sees greater impact Not only has their mental illness improved but a lot of have lowered blood pressure not taking insulin anymore There are several guys who are diabetic who just watch their diets now There are more than 10 off of the high blood pressure meds because of exercising and weight loss Exercise is therapeutic We all have stress What they ve learned from working out consistently they don t need that beer or hit on the street they ve leveled their stress out with their meds and exercise All of the guys have reduced use of meds for mental and physical conditions One guy who is HIV positive when he started walking to support his health he started going to church too Then he met another walker Different activities and hobbies attract different company Before they were hanging around with other guys who weren t a good influence on them Once they start feeling good then I never saw the thugs again because the residents were out and about This walker now volunteers at two of the places where he used to get handouts I think that is neat too that s pretty cool now he gives

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  • No Place Like Home 5K
    us Foundations of Depaul Our Programs Philadelphia PA Immaculate Cleaning Services Macon GA New Orleans LA St Louis MO Health Housing 5K Run Walk Chicago IL Little Rock AR Print page Email a friend You are here Home Our Programs St Louis MO 5K Run Walk No Place Like Home 5K Download the sign up form here See you at the starting line SOCIAL NETWORKS Bookmark this page E NEWSLETTER

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  • Little Rock AR
    margins of society individuals who are not getting the services they needs to move on from homelessness The Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 30 AM until 3 30 PM Every day the Center offers a wide ranging list of services including Individual case management Access to computers and internet Restroom and shower services A place to received and send mail Access to local phone service Laundry

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  • Russ
    Lord and gave him an opportunity to address and talk about problems and the good things He explained About a month ago some of the guys at Whosoever said that Depaul would be a good place for me where I could save money and then a spot opened up I ve been working full time at a lumber yard for almost three months and now that I live at Depaul after a full day of work I can relax talk with the guys and study the Bible This is a beautiful facility and I really like the people that work here When asked about his goals Russ said My short term goal is to get my driver s license back I also want to go back to school to the Philadelphia Community College and get a degree in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics I have a degree in computer programming but now I want to work with people My counselor has been really helpful she helped me work out a strategy to go back to school and how to budget I have been saving money Long term I want to get my own place after I ve saved about 4 000

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  • Case Studies
    months At Depaul House I found people who genuinely wanted to help I discovered trust with the counselors Read more Mike From homeless to college Mike is a resident of two years in the St Louis long term supported housing program But it doesn t look like he will stay long He spent years on the streets in and out of shelters and battling Read more Lisa From the River to Respite to Home In late 2011 Lisa had back surgery and became addicted to prescription pain medications After battling addiction for years she completed a residential rehabilitation program and entered the Salvation Read more Julian I am a better father and a better man I have a new appreciation of life Becoming unemployed was a scary thing for me After staying at Ridge Shelter I was referred to Depaul House in October 2009 Before entering the program I battled with alcohol drugs and family struggles Read more Art I am looking forward to the future and the possibility it holds After completing the program at the Whosoever Gospel Mission I came to Depaul House and found a great place with supportive counselors I have enjoyed seeing everyone treated like

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  • Terrell
    Ridge Shelter for 2 months At Depaul House I found people who genuinely wanted to help I discovered trust with the counselors and began to see a change in myself A new calm attitude transformed me I started to listen to and appreciate others which is something new to me By finally staying focused and positive I was able to pursue my Associates Degree in Computer Science and join the

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  • Mike
    But it doesn t look like he will stay long He spent years on the streets in and out of shelters and battling a mental condition You would never know when you meet him Now he s a college student Depaul USA saw Mike s interest in school and commitment to his classes and grades When a donor gave Depaul USA a used laptop it was easy to decide who needed it and would most appreciate it While visiting Mike to give him the computer he was all smiles We asked him how things were going and smiled shyly and explained about his classes He had been having trouble getting time on the computers at the library to do his homework and was ecstatic to get his own to use at home Mike s GPA after two semesters as a part time student is 3 3 He aims to get a degree in computer science for work in IT Mike also explained that when he was housed he started to go to church with friends and neighbors In this way he met his girlfriend whom he plans to marry Mike s story is unique He is the program s first

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