Harris County Sequential Intercept Model

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Community Services

Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)

The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is a specialized group of Houston Police Officers and mental health case managers who engage in street outreach to the chronically homeless. The team is relationship-focused and works to find individual solutions to the problems that have people living on the streets.

HOT is comprised of Houston Police Department sergeants, police officers, a Metro Police Department officer, a senior police service officer, and case managers from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. The team helps the homeless with the following:

  • Housing
  • Social security cards
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Shelter referrals
  • Medical equipment
  • Employment
  • Bus fare
  • Medical care
  • Mental health treatment