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The Boarding Home Outreach (BHO) project is designed to provide support, social/recreational activities and an opportunity to connect with other consumers living in boarding homes and rooming houses. BHO provides transportation to the Centers as well as local community and statewide events. BHO also gives boarding home residents a chance to be involved in advocacy and educational events. This project has provided a mechanism for Self-Help Centers to provide support, socialization and other services to this often underserved population.

The BHO Project operates in the following counties: Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. Typically, there is a minimum of one BHO activity per week at each Center. The SHOUT Program was expanded to track all boarding home residents and program utilization.

In Atlantic County, there has been a successful Boardwalk Outreach Program, which involves a partnership with the Atlantic County Mission to identify homeless individuals who are in need of linkages to a variety of social services. Representatives of the Center provide linkages for these individuals as well as provide recovery meetings at the Mission for the residents of the shelter, and Spanish-speaking groups for Hispanic consumers.

For more information, contact your local self-help center.

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