Based on the belief that housing is a human right, Housing First means that MCCH provides people experiencing homelessness with permanent housing as quickly as possible – and then helps them address the issues that led to their homelessness and provides ongoing support to ensure they never become homeless again.
Harm Reduction means that we help our clients understand that harmful behaviors, including substance use, limit their lives and the ability to thrive.
Trauma Informed Care
Trauma Informed Care is based on the recognition that experiencing homelessness for even a single night causes significant trauma to the people MCCH serves. It guides all of our interactions with clients to ensure that we don’t cause further trauma as we help them move forward in their lives.
Watch MCCH’s Stories of Transformation to see how these best practices positively impact our clients’ lives.