Focus areas



"I'm one paycheck away from homelessness."

A whopping 41% of households in Vanderburgh County struggle to pay for basic necessities. Just one obstacle—a health crisis, job loss or even a major car repair—can produce a ripple effect that leads to homelessness.

Examples of local prevention efforts include:



“I’m getting evicted at the end of the month.”​

Considered to be the “front door” of the homelessness system, diversion services offer alternatives to an individual or family who need immediate action to remain housed and gain greater stability. 

Examples of local diversion efforts include:

Emergency Shelter

“I have no place to sleep tonight.”

Individuals and families who lose their own housing often end up in temporary shelters, staying on someone’s couch, or living on the streets. Our local shelter organizations work together daily to provide these folks with temporary stability in emergency situations.

Examples of local prevention efforts include:

Permanent Supportive Housing

“It’s difficult to find housing I can afford.”

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) programs help homeless individuals and families emerge from homelessness and achieve long-term independence. 

Examples of our prevention efforts include: