CAP follows a triage model, which means the most vulnerable individuals with the longest time homeless and highest acuity are matched to a program first. All funded Housing First programs in Red Deer must participate in the weekly CAP meetings.
For more information on CAP please see the following documents:
- 2020-2024 Performance Management Guide for Red Deer's System Framework (pdf)
- October 2022 Coordinated Access Process (CAP) Guidelines (pdf) (working document)
Chronic Homelessness – Continuously homeless for a year or more, or have had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. In order to be considered chronically homeless, a person must have been sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (e.g., living on the streets) and/or in an emergency homeless shelter.
Episodic Homelessness – Homeless for less than a year and has had fewer than four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.