Partners of The Way Home gather at the Coalition offices to learn about the plan to move people out of disaster shelters.

Throughout the duration of the storm, the focus of the Coalition was the safety and wellbeing of homeless and formerly homeless individuals – ensuring that they had a safe and dry place to ride out the storm, whether in a traditional homeless shelter or one of the local disaster relief shelters.

Before, during, and after the storm, partners of The Way Home stepped up big time and played a critical role: providing street outreach to encourage unsheltered homeless people to take shelter; making extra space at their emergency shelter programs and operating at more than 150% their normal capacity for weeks; and devoting staff members to conduct housing activities at local Red Cross shelters.