For people with serious mental health challenges, addictions, and long histories of homelessness, for those recently displaced by a job loss, health setback, or family crisis, Friendship Place addresses the immediate needs: showers, meals, basic needs, blankets, healthcare, and more. But the end goal is getting people out of homelessness and into stable, permanent housing. In 2020 they served 418 families and 2,246 individuals, along with 661 veterans, 606 children, and 231 youth. Operating out of eight different sites, programs include street outreach to adults and youth, drop-in services, free medical and psychiatric care, transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing for individuals and families, job placement, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and specialized services for Veterans and their families. Friendship Place ended or prevented homelessness for 2,664 people in 2020. Shouldn't shelter be a human right?