Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST)
Meeting people; meeting needs
HOST is an interdisciplinary team comprised of members the Austin Police Department (APD), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC), and Integral Care. The team proactively seeks out community members living on the streets of Austin, learns the challenges they face, and connects them to services with the ultimate goal of housing. HOST is one part of the community’s approach to making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring in Austin.