This year, ATC accepted the offer to participate in Rising Up, a partnership with The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), Larkin Street, and several other nonprofit agencies. The program consists of three approaches: problem-solving, rapid rehousing, and education and employment services. A graphic representation of the model is below.
ATC will provide support and case management to 20 youth and young adults who are part of the Rising Up program. Our team will offer these clients the same in-depth counseling and advocacy support we have provided youth and young adults on the streets for over 23 years.
ATC’s participation in Rising Up will expand our reach and ensure that the participants from the Rising Up program we work with will have in-depth, unconditional support. This will also allow us to have a seat at the table, to be able to provide direct feedback about the operation of the program and to use our voice to create larger-scale change rooted in compassion and our client-centered approach.
Here is the Rising Up website where you can learn more about the initiative and the impact that the program hopes to have: https://risingupsf.org/