“We are not a baked bean factory”: Days 4 and 5

Knowledge + Share

On Thursday, I visited with the good folks at the Creekside Foyer for an overview of the program and the Greenwich Pathway it is a part of. The Greenwich Pathway is made up of approximately 140 beds in 4 clusters: Creekside Foyer, East, Central, and West. Creekside Foyer is a single 42-bed site, while each of the other clusters is made of up of about 4 buildings each. Each of these clusters has its own main hub, which is a hostel facility with anchor space for staff. Staff float around to the other building within the cluster.

Pathways are basically a way of organizing supports and housing for young people (ages 16-24) within a local authority and are designed to be collaborative and highly integrative. They are set up from high support to low support. The idea is that individuals will work their way from high support to…

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