Street Outreach

Housing for New Hope aims to build trusting relationships and connect people living on the streets with beneficial services in the community. Our Street Outreach team provides intensive case management to the uninsured homeless in Durham who have difficulty remaining in mainstream treatment. We are the only agency providing this critical service in Durham County, which gives us unique insight into the types of support that individuals need, as well as the ability to customize a solution for helping to meet those needs.
Relationships built by our Street Outreach team and volunteers lead to housing, improved health and connections with ongoing services. We have strong partnerships in the community and are able to connect clients with mental health services when needed.
Outreach initiatives include:
  • Hospital & Jail Diversion: working with the homeless discharged from hospitals, jails and other institutions to help them navigate services and secure housing
  • Street Outreach: Finding and connecting with those staying in unsheltered situations
  • Peer Support: Street Outreach employs peer support specialists who are formerly homeless themselves and are able to engage with clients currently experiencing homelessness
For more information about Street Outreach, contact Valaria Brown, at Valaria@housingfornewhope.org, or call 919.620.0769.


"We don't just go out into the forests and streets to find the homeless. We take food, water and personal care items, along with the feeling that someone cares. It is the first step of many in building trust, and establishing and nurturing  a relationship with each homeless person encountered. It is step one on the path to housing and stability."
138 people experiencing homelessness


Received street outreach support from HNH in 2019