County of Santa Clara Launches California’s First Pay for Success Project

Friday, August 14, 2015

The County of Santa Clara is launching Project Welcome Home, the first Pay for Success project launched in the State of California. In partnership with Abode Services, a national leader in innovative housing services, the County of Santa Clara intends to serve 150-200 chronically homeless individuals that are also frequent users of the County’s emergency rooms, acute mental health facilities, and jail.

Abode will provide chronically homeless individuals with access to community-based clinical services and permanent supportive housing using evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and a Housing First approach. These services are designed to end the participants’ homelessness, increase income, and provide increased access to ongoing physical and behavioral health services.

Source: Third Sector Capital (link opens in a new window)