We connect people to a coordinated network of services.
The Navigation Team is a committee of Certified Peer Counselors that work with individuals on a one on one basis to provide strengths-based advocacy and navigation services to our guests in regards to medical needs, mental health support, substance use and housing. It is a participatory, goal-oriented program for guests that are ready to engage in getting connected to services. This service is open to all assigned guests at the Unity Commons Shelter.
With a little imagination and some navigation, we can help you reach your destination.
What do you do?
We assist you in identifying personal goals and navigating local resources that help you attain them. We focus on housing, mental health, medical, and substance use.
We work together to identify your goals, create action plans to achieve them, and anticipate and minimize obstacles you are facing.
What can you help me with?
How much time per week can I expect to spend with my Navigator?
You can expect to spend at least 1-2 hours a week with your Navigator. Depending on your goals some weeks may require additional time spent together and others may require less.
What is my role if I choose to join?
We expect that you are participating in the program of your own free will and have an interest in increasing confidence in your own abilities to navigate the services that you want to connect to.
Who will I work with?
The Navigators are peer support workers who you may already know. You will be paired with one of them as your point person and you will begin by meeting with them weekly.
Contact the Navigation Team
Navigation Team Hotline: (360) 887-9566