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Harm Reduction Perspective

Programs whose commitment to reducing the harmful consequences of risky and sometimes illegal behaviours (such as recreational drug use and sex work) as opposed to adopting a "zero tolerance" approach, influences the types of services they offer and/or the way their services are delivered.

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Housing First Organizational Perspective

Housing-related organizations that emphasize stable, permanent housing as a primary strategy for ending homelessness. The Housing First approach helps people experiencing homelessness to access and sustain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible – and once the individual or family is housed, providing assistance and support with other life issues as needed. This perspective has the benefit of being consistent with what most people experiencing homelessness want and seek help to achieve.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.