Section 4.2: Providing Appropriate Services

Appropriate services should be offered to S+C participants, and should be tailored to meet the needs of each individual participant.

Appropriate Eligible Services

In general, and as the definition of "supportive service" in the S+C regulation (section 582.5) indicates, a supportive service qualifies as a matching resource when it addresses the "special needs" of the individual.

Examples of supportive services that might be provided by you or one of your sponsors include:

  • Health care
  • Mental health treatment
  • Alcohol and other substance abuse services
  • Childcare services
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Education and/or job training
  • Other services essential for achieving and maintaining independent living, such as courses on household budgeting

Among the types of services that are not eligible to count toward the supportive service match requirement is inpatient acute hospital care.


S+C grantees must make an ongoing effort to ensure that eligible hard-to-reach persons are identified and served by the program. Outreach activities to identify eligible homeless people are considered a supportive service, and the value of outreach activities that occur after the execution of the grant agreement counts toward meeting the match requirement.