The Addiction IN reach HATS Service is a low threshold service targeted specifically at people that are in Addiction Treatment, are homeless and or at risk of becoming homeless. The service is provided for up to six months in duration.
Addiction IN reach HATS: Our aim is to provide a safe and supportive low threshold post-treatment move on service. To support people that want to find their next step in move on’s, whether that be to further treatment, long term STAs, private rented or a facilitated return to friends and family. We do this through the use of the Housing Needs Assessment and the PASS system.
Staff: There are two trained Addiction HATS Project Workers who are experts in the area of Homelessness, Addictions and related behaviours, who ensure the running of the service on a daily basis. These support clients from within the Dublin Simon Community treatment services, as well as the HSE continuum. In addition the service is managed by the Dublin Simon Community Addiction Treatment Services Manager with responsibility for Addiction Recovery, Aftercare Addiction Support and the Addiction HATS Team.
We understand that coming in to begin the process can be an anxious time and a stressful event for clients and we would like to reassure them that they will be kept safe and supported during the process.
The Service: Clients availing of the service attend one to one key- working and HATS information Clinics are provide weekly to discuss issues such as personal matters, registrations, changing local authorities, private rented sourcing, HAP payments, STA placements etc. The team work with clients on an individual basis to address their particular needs and to help support them with any barriers they may face in next step move on options.