Coordinated entry is an important process through which people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness can access the crisis response system in a streamlined way, have their strengths and needs quickly assessed, and quickly connect to appropriate, tailored housing and mainstream services within the community or designated region. When possible, the assessment provides the ability for households to gain access to the best options to address their needs, incorporating participants’ choice, rather than being evaluated for a single program within the system. The most intensive
interventions are prioritized for those with the highest needs.
The local access points to the coordinated entry system provide the assessment, information and referrals, and other resources to the person seeking housing.
The Washington County access points:
- Five County Association of Governments – Community Action Partnership, located at 1070 W 1600 S, St. George, UT 84770
- The DOVE Outreach Center, located at 1240 E 100 S #221, St George, UT 84790
- Justice Reinvestment Initiative at Southwest Behavioral Health Center, located at 515 W 300 N, Ste #F, St George, UT 84770
- Switchpoint Community Resource Center, located at 948 N 1300 W, St. George, UT 84770
The Iron County access points: