Saint John's Coordinated Access System Coordinated Access (CA) is a process through which individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, are provided access to housing and support services, based on a standardized intake procedure, assessment of need, and matching and referral to housing. Outflow Diversion
Fresh Start Prevention
Primary Access Points: Intake and assessment for any person who enters the homelessserving system.
Individuals and Families (Homeless & at Risk)
Families and individuals enter the CAS at designated access points.
IF homeless for 14+ days, Complete a common intake Complete a VI-SPDAT or SPDAT assessment Add individuals and families to the ByNames List
Fresh Start Services
A BNL is a list of all people experiencing homelessness in our community.
Outflow Men's Shelter
John Howard Society Elizabeth Fry Society
Homelessness Information Partnership Saint John
Coverdale Women's Shelter
Once prioritized, clients are referred to housing programs based on their acuity level, as determined by the SPDAT, and matched to appropriate housing.
Housing Programs Community supports
Secondary Access Points: Intake and assessment for clientele specific to their program.
Low Acuity 0-3 VI-SPDAT or 0-19 SPDAT Light touch housing supports
Outflow Rapid ReHousing
4-7 VI-SPDAT or 20-34 SPDAT Rapid Rehousing supports or combination of community supports
8+ VI-SPDAT or 35 + SPDAT Housing First supports 24 Month wrap-around support
NB Command NBACL
PCAP First Steps
Based on the priorities set by the community, the client or family is ranked and prioritized for housing.
Youth Unbound Teen Resource Centre NBACL Veterans Affairs Canada Hestia House Inc.
Social Development supports the work of the Coordinated Access System by dedicating rent supplements and subsidized housing units to provide affordable housing to people experiencing homelessness.
Secondary Access Points
Prevention & Diversion are formalized programs that prevent people from entering the homeless-serving system by helping to stablilize their current housing situation and/or connecting them to other natural resources. These services are integral to the CAS.
IF homeless for less than 14 days, they are referred to prevention/diversion.
Primary Access Points
Housing and Supports
Housing Programs Outflow Rapid ReHousing