Lantern is committed to a Housing First model, meaning that we believe the best way to end homelessness is to give people a stable, affordable home. Our supportive housing gives people that home.

We also believe that supportive housing should be the first step towards a better life, and that our housing provides the perfect platform for other proven social service interventions. Our client-centered, individualized services are delivered onsite within our residences to maximize access and convenience, working in close partnership with our clients to promote their housing stability, wellness, dignity, and independence.

The programs we use encourage the best possible outcomes for the low-income and formerly homeless people we serve, and are proven effective in helping diverse groups of people improve their health and economic security. To promote our clients’ well-being and independence, we deliver services in four core program areas, using evidence-based practices to achieve the best possible outcomes.

We invest in rigorous staff training, program monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement activities across the board.