On July 1, 2008, HELP USA assumed responsibility for the Clarke Thomas Next Step Employment Program. The Next Step Program provides an array of services that offers a consistent and supportive environment for service resistant clients. The Next Step Program is an innovative and unique intensive case management model structured to provide temporary shelter in a service-intensive environment in order to redirect chronically homeless men to permanent housing. Utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach, this 234 bed facility for men, under contract with the Department of Homeless Services, has a focus of setting goals and monitoring progress for successful transition out of the shelter system within 90 days or less.

The program provides the following services:

  • Client Responsibility
  • Rapid Re-Housing Assistance for client returning from housing placement
  • Case Management-including assessment and service planning
  • Benefits and Entitlement Support
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Employment Services
  • Job Development
  • Housing Assistance and Referrals
  • Housing Readiness Training
  • Financial Education
  • Recreation
  • Clinical Services
  • Medical Services (Provided in partnership with Citicare)
  • Discharge Planning & Aftercare