Cedars Hope uses the Housing First approach to provide permanent supportive housing in Fort Wayne. Under the Housing First model, women living with a variety of mental and physical challenges are provided stable housing with few entry requirements.
Cedars Hope functions under two basic Housing First principles. Anyone experiencing challenges can eventually achieve stable housing. Everyone has the right to self-determination, dignity, and respect.
Studies have shown that the Housing First model encourages long-term housing stability, improved health outcomes, and reduced use of crisis services.