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    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Mercy Center for Women - Project ReachProgram whose goal is to empower homeless women by reaching out to assist them and to challenge them to reach within themselves and realize their potential.ErieMercy Center for WomenMercy Center for Women
    No Walls MinistriesFriday evening outreach to the homeless; streets of Pittsburgh Distribution of clothing, new socks, new under-garments, and toiletries. Provides complete Church services for people such as communion, baptisms, funerals, and weddings (after certain requirements are met). After the service, a fellowship meal Sundays 10:30 am at 214 Church st, New Alexandria Pa 15670 AlleghenyNo Walls MinistriesNo Walls Ministries
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net (OSN)is a medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. Teams of volunteer health professionals, formerly homeless persons, and other outreach staff visit homeless individuals where they live – in camps along riverbanks, in alleyways, or beneath bridges and highway overpasses. Outreach teams provide medical care, basic supplies to provide relief from cold weather, and help individuals access housing and other social services.AlleghenyPittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System

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