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Our Programs

MES proudly serves individuals and families in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program and individuals in the Rapid Rehousing Program.

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

MES goes beyond housing placement, and we address the barriers that lead to homelessness. Our three focus areas include:

Obtaining Housing:

  • Conducting unit searches
  • Completing housing applications
  • Compiling intake assessments
  • Building initial rapport

Maintaining Housing:

  • Initiating and completing family service and stabilization plans
  • Conducting home visits to ensure the client is abiding by the lease agreement
  • Building budgeting plans
  • Assisting with education and employment goals
  • Assisting the family with overall and ongoing connectedness and stability
  • Monitoring when clients are paying appropriate rental portions and maintaining payments on utility bills each month
  • Coordinate proper communication with the landlord to report repairs and keep an open line of communication

Addressing the barriers that led to homelessness:

  • Coordinating care with other agencies involved in the client’s services
  • Encouraging mental health assessments as needed
  • Engaging clients in therapeutic services and connecting clients to our Clinical Supervisor
  • Obtaining healthcare, a primary care physician, or appointments with specialists
  • Addresses any trauma using trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and active listening skills
  • Connecting to community-based resources
  • Practicing empathy
  • Practicing cultural responsiveness
  • Building a solid foundation of trust between the client and case manager

Rapid Rehousing (RRH)

Our Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Program provides swift short and medium-term housing solutions for D.C residents in need.

Rapid Rehousing for Single Individuals (RRH-I) is a program that provides access to housing, short-term subsidies, and case management to eligible individuals in the District. RRH-I is a short-term subsidy program assisting low-income homeless individuals in finding affordable housing by providing short-term rental assistance to help participants pay rent in public and privately owned properties across the District.

Each individual participating in RRH is offered case management services when they are enrolled in the RRH-I program. Case management services include, but are not limited to:

    • Identifying strengths and needs
    • Developing service plan goals in partnership with the client
    • Linkage to resources and supportive services
    • Supporting positive social connectedness to people and communities
    • Connection to housing
    • Obtaining economic security support to achieve identified goals