Preventing households from becoming homeless

People in crisis often feel trapped by the urgency and potentially devastating consequences of their situation. Homeless Prevention Services help those in crisis regain a sense of control and feeling of empowerment to actively overcome their obstacles.

Thrive Virginia provides prevention services as a part of the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP), which is administered by The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Prevention and Diversion are components of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula local emergency crisis response system to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The overall goals of the VHSP program are:

  • To reduce the number of individuals/households who become homeless
  • To shorten the length of time an individual or household is homeless
  • To reduce the number of individuals/households that return to homelessness

Sources: The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness