Prevention is the first and most effective tool in the fight against homelessness. HELP USA’s prevention programs focus on finding and helping individuals and families who are about to lose their homes. Through a mix of support services, including financial support, counseling, job training, and relocation assistance, HELP’s prevention specialists can keep people from ever becoming homeless. Studies have shown that preventing homelessness is cheaper, more effective, and longer lasting than waiting until people are on the streets before intervening.
HELP USA currently operates seven prevention programs, including four HomeBase programs that focus on non-veteran adults and families and three Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs that focus on veterans and their families.