Welcome House’s mobile homeless outreach team, called Open Door, has been active since July 11, 2017. It is an interdisciplinary team composed of 3 members – a Kenton County/Campbell County outreach worker, a Boone County outreach worker and a Nurse Practitioner. Holistic street-based outreach has been a long standing gap that was lacking in previous iterations of outreach teams in the past. Having this understanding allows us to address not only housing, but also physical and emotional needs. Our goal is to bring emergency stabilization services to the aforementioned counties, and also plan to expand to the rural counties. The outreach team’s priority is to spend time searching for those experiencing homeless as well as to build relationships with them as we address physical and emotional needs. Another priority where the team shines is our goal of educating and connecting community resources together. The team continues to knock down barriers by negating the transportation barrier by meeting the clients where they are at in the community.
If you, or someone you’ve seen, is in need of the outreach team’s services, please reach out to the appropriate contact below:
Kenton County & Campbell County
Chris Hammann, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
JP Decker, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
Jennifer Cline, Nurse Practitioner
Join the Open Door – Homeless Street Outreach group on Facebook to share information if you’ve seen a homeless individual in need of assistance, and our outreach team will try to locate that person and offer our services. Click here to join the Facebook group.