The Interfaith Sanctuary has a program called STEPS that provides a logical way out of homelessness. It focuses on a series of logical steps customized for each customer to help escape the cycle of homelessness and move into a self-supporting mode in their lives.
"We now have 10 counselors whereas before we had 2," said Jodi Peterson of the Interfaith Sanctuary.
The first steps are establishing identity, and next steps include establishing stability in work, she says.
The program includes:
Identification and official documents
Assess Physical Health and Mental Health
Substance Abuse Assessment
Assess Income opportunities
Life Skills Assessment
For the story of one person who beat the cycle and is now a student at Boise State, click here .