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2013 HUD NoFA
Emergency Phase

In an effort to fulfill the role of providing a clean and safe environment, in addition to the emergency housing, emergency care facilities shall also provide clothing, meals, and a complete physical within seventy-two (72) hours of the Clients' entry into the facility.

To reduce the risk of harm to other Clients and staff, emergency care facilities shall arrange for health screens for communicable, air-borne diseases, such as tuberculosis, within 12 to 24 hours of the Client's entry into the facility. Clients determined to pose a threat to the health of others shall be quarantined and referred for appropriate medical treatment.

Emergency care facilities shall assist in obtaining at least two sets of appropriate clothing (both under and outerwear) and shoes. Appropriate clothing in the instance of underwear and socks shall mean new or previously unused items.

Emergency Phase programs also include Safe Havens for those suffering from severe persistent mental illness and who are not accepting of mainstream treatment and shelter and Tiered Incentive programs willing to meet the chronic inebriate where they are and encourage rather than demand change. Similar to Outreach phase programs, responding to individual needs and circumstances is paramount.