Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Population
Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health provides a wide range of support and treatment services to homeless persons with behavioral health problems. DBHIDS funds five outreach teams, which are managed through the Project Homeless Outreach Coordination Center. These outreach teams are:
- Horizon House
- Horizon House Spot
- Self, Inc.
- Project Home
- Mental Health Association
These teams provide outreach services throughout Philadelphia, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each team operates in specific target areas of the city, but not limited to those areas. Each team is trained in the area of Mental Health and Addiction Disorders and provides or supports vital outreach services, including:
- Crisis intervention
- Limited case management support
- Mental health/addiction challenges
- Housing assistance
Outreach workers are sensitive to the unique challenges of homeless individuals. The outreach teams work to build trusting relationships so that these individuals will accept placement in an appropriate setting where they can obtain treatment and housing services to stabilize their lives.
If you know someone who in your community who is homeless, please contact the 24-hour Project Homeless Coordination Center Hotline at (215) 232-1984.
1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130