Our Drop-In Center provides a safe space to rest, connect with other survivors, build a community of support, and get assistance in accessing resources like housing, employment, education, transportation, and our newly launched Integrated Health Clinic.
The Drop-In Center is open four days a week, and guests have access to food, including a hot dinner served nightly, quiet and relaxing spaces, and the resource closet where they can pick up clothes, hygiene items, and other necessities they may be lacking.
In 2018, with a grant from the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority (PHPDA) Health Equity Fund, we were able to launch the Integrated Health Clinic, which offers mental health therapy, medical services, spiritual support, and peer engagement. This allows REST clients low-barrier access to critical health services with confidence that they’ll receive nonjudgemental, trauma-informed care.
In our last fiscal year, prior to the opening of the IHC, we served 237 unique guests at our Drop-In Center. On average, each guest returned to Drop-In ten times.