what it is

The Going Home program utilizes case management and minimal one-time transportation expenses to reconnect homeless persons to loved ones, in order to prevent, rapidly exit, or divert individuals from homelessness. Program participants are offered one-time transportation expenses including fare and food, along with case management to help reconnect with loved ones and receive 3 months of follow up care after arrival at their destination.

How it works

This program will follow an established model from our friends Grace at the Green Light in New Orleans, who have sent home 2,500 individuals with 72% sustained housing after three months. Measures of success include the number of persons sent home and stability of the home after follow-up in a week, month and three months. Individuals served will be referred by TOOF staff or community homeless service organizations. 

Going Home prevents homelessness, rapidly exits from homelessness, or diverts individuals from homelessness. The way we accomplish these goals is to meet individuals where they are, and offer case management focused on getting them to a home to a loved one (family, friend or program) that will avert or end their homeless situation.

Once a location and support system are identified and verified, Going Home will provide a way for them to get there. Food and other amenities will also be provided for the journey. 

Our Going Home Case Manager, Sarita McKinney, at a Greyhound Bus stop, helping clients with family reunification in Alaska

To inquire about Going Home for a client or loved one, please contact Going Home staff at:

goinghome@toofound.org OR 512-962-2151