An integral part of the safety net, Justa Center helps members address the problems that have caused their homelessness, which can include catastrophic medical issues, job loss, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues. Once members move out, the safety net continues, as Justa staff visit periodically to ensure they are doing well on their own.
On a given day, more than 100 homeless seniors seek help at Justa Center. Since it opened its doors in 2006, the Center has helped approximately one person escape homelessness each day. In addition to providing access to a number of social services, Justa Center offers some unique amenities to homeless seniors, including showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, computers and Internet access, lockers, coffee, books, and TV. Barbara Lewkowitz serves as the Executive Director. You can reach her at Barbara@justacenter.org.