Homeless Advocate

What is a homeless advocate?

Under the supervision of a Streets of Hope staff member, Homeless Advocates provide advocacy on behalf of clients based on his needs, including: assistance with obtaining social security benefits, medical benefits, food stamps, housing, and other appropriate interventions to help clients stabilize and develop greater self-esteem, confidence and security. The Homeless Advocates maintain client confidentiality at all times and provide documentation as required. The requirements for this volunteer position include:

  • Knowledge of resources in the community;
  • Ability to engage with clients in a confidential and compassionate manner;
  • Ability to set limits and respect boundaries with clients;
  • Ability to liaison on behalf of clients
  • Ability to document progress as may be appropriate or required
  • Ability to ask for assistance as may be needed, but to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform in accordance with Shelter policies, practices and procedures.