For people with serious mental health challenges, addictions, and long histories of homelessness, to those recently displaced by a job loss, health setback, or family crisis, Friendship Place addresses the immediate needs: showers, meals, basic needs, blankets, healthcare, and more. But the end goal is getting people out of homelessness and into stable, permanent housing. In 2016 alone, it prevented or ended homelessness for 1,372 people, including 350 veterans and more than 400 children in the families it served. Operating out of eight different sites, programs include street outreach to adults and youth, drop-in services, free medical and psychiatric care, transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing for individuals and families, job placement, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and specialized services for Veterans and their families. In 2016, Friendship Place served more than 2,900 people. Shouldn't shelter be a human right?