Coordinated Entry can serve all people (single adults, young adults, couples, families, and veterans) who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness in Central Oregon.*
Being homeless means you are:
- Living and sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation,
- Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence**,
- Staying in an emergency shelter or transitional housing, or
- Exiting an institution*** where you stayed for up to 90 days and were homeless before entering that institution.
Being “at risk” of homelessness is more broadly defined and includes individuals and families who are facing eviction soon, living in a motel, exiting an institution like prison, or are “doubled up” with another family.
*Central Oregon includes Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
**Domestic violence means the person or family is afraid to return to their home or is experiencing dangerous or life-threatening conditions at home, usually due to abuse, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault or other physical assault. Persons who have experienced human trafficking or sexual exploitation may also be served by CEA.
***Institution means a jail, prison, a psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, or a drug/alcohol treatment program.