It’s All About the Equation
Last week, during our 4th Annual Community Partnership Breakfast, I shared MSC’s equation for ending homelessness:
INCOME + HOUSING + SUPPORT = END TO HOMELESSNESS
Yes, this is a bit of an oversimplification of the strategies needed to help someone overcome their homeless experience. But, it’s also that straightforward. We have to help the men accessing our emergency shelters determine a path towards income which can then lead to housing. Once housed, we know that without an appropriate level of support, failure is likely, so creating a support network is critical. The cool thing about this equation is that it works. So far this year, MSC has helped about 200 men move to more appropriate housing. Now you know how we did it.