St. Catherine's Renews Contract for Project HOST through 2018

St. Catherine's Renews Contract for Project HOST through 2018

St. Catherine's Center for Children has renewed its contract with the New York State Health Department to continue operation of Project HOST (Healthy Outcomes and Supported Transitions) through September, 2018. The service contract is worth $800,000.

Project HOST started in 2016 as a two-year pilot program. The program serves homeless adults, and those facing chronic housing instability, in Albany and Rensellaer Counties. A primary focus of the program is to improve health care and provide housing stability for the chronically homeless, while ultimately reducing individual health care costs for those receiving services.

"We are very excited to continue our efforts through Project HOST," said St. Catherine's Executive Director Frank Pindiak. "Over the past two years, we have made it a priority to serve these individuals in need through this program. We are pleased that we can now continue these efforts and see Project HOST grow even more than it has."

Project HOST offers homeless adults with case management services and support that will ultimately help them live their lives with stability, autonomy, and dignity.

The success of Project HOST is a result of the efforts of program director Daniel Dykes and his staff. Since its inception two years ago, some 200 people have benefited from Project HOST services.