JOIN’s 5 Person Retention Team offers newly placed households the individualized support they need to succeed in their housing long-term. This includes job-finding assistance, benefits advocacy, transportation assistance, medical and mental health referral, food box delivery, and a variety of other services that support people’s efforts to truly end their homelessness. The transition from homelessness to housing can often be difficult, leaving new tenants with overwhelming feelings of isolation. Helping individuals re-establish healthy and meaningful communities is a vital aspect of our retention efforts. With the support of volunteers, community groups, and local businesses, retention workers provide several opportunities to engage with the community each month.