This case study on the Wichita, Kansas police department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness. The case study describes the HOT program and the lessons learned by HOT leadership during program implementation including advice for individuals interested in replicating the program in their communities.
Funding Source: Arnold Ventures & National League of Cities
Wichita, Kansas: Using Police Officers to Connect Individuals Experiencing Homelessness to Support Services
A case study of the Homeless Outreach Team program of the Wichita, Kansas police department from the National League of Cities