The goal of The Rapid Engagement Homeless Assistance Team (REHAT) program is to help people establish and maintain stability across all aspects of their lives, utilizing a “Housing First” approach. REHAT focuses on providing rapid and intensive intervention to homeless individuals with a suspected or documented mental illness and substance use problem who are in Oneida County. An initial screening will help to identify a person's immediate needs. Following this screening, our staff will work with people to make referrals to appropriate service providers within the community.
In order to be eligible for REHAT services, an individual must be 18 years of age or older, must currently be in Oneida County, must be homeless or at significant risk for homelessness and must be unable to navigate community resources, entitlements or providers’ systems without the assistance of the REHAT program. Individuals must also have a known, reported or suspected mental health issue and/or a suspected history of alcohol or substance abuse.
For more Information on the REHAT program please contact 315-797-8948.