Oceanside Outreach

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As an integral part of Oceanside HOST (Homelessness Outreach Support Team), ICCS provides weekend outreach support to clients. Since building relationships with local landlords, we hold leases on several rental suites in the community to ensure accessibility for clients who may not have references.

Clients can then have an occupancy agreement with ICCS and build a record of successful tenancy. Using Housing First principles, we have successfully housed many clients who had been chronically homeless for many years.

“Some people think when you offer housing right away that you’re actually enabling people as opposed to helping them get better. Our experience has been that providing housing first, and then treatment, actually has more effective results in reducing addiction and mental health symptoms than trying to do it the other way.” – Sam Tsemberis