547 West Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93534
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BSCC Housing First Re-Entry Program
The Catalyst Foundation’s BSCC Housing First Reentry Program (HFRP) seeks to reduce recidivism by connecting individuals that have been incarcerated in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to adequate and stable housing. With an emphasis on those who are homeless or housing-insecure and currently on parole (please note: individuals DO NOT have to be on parole to qualify). Using a Housing First Model, our HFRP Case Managers will assist these individuals by determining their unique housing needs, brokering connections with property managers/landlords, and assisting clients with all aspects of housing attainment and transition. At Catalyst, we believe that individuals must have an appropriate and stable living environment to be successful post-incarceration and make significant life changes.
The ability to pay rent is not a restricting factor for this program; every resource is utilized to ensure our clients’ long-term housing stability. The goal is for program participants to become housing stable and to the fullest degree possible healthy, balanced, and able to move forward with their life goals. Assistance in job search, wrap-around services, or other income sources (i.e., SSI/SSDI) is available through our sister BSCC Supportive Services Re-entry Program (SSRP) and our Re-entry Intensive Case Management Services Program (RICMS).
(The Catalyst Foundation continually employs a diverse team of formerly-incarcerated staff members, some who have served extended sentences, successfully navigated parole, and are thriving post-incarceration. These staff members offer guidance to other formerly-incarcerated individuals in making positive change.)