The City of New Bedford coordinates a comprehensive response to homelessness through its Continuum of Care process. This Continuum is coordinated by the City’s Homeless Service Provider’s Network (HSPN), a collective of over 70 organizations, agencies and individuals committed to working together in addressing both episodic and chronic homelessness. Their mission is:
“The Homeless Service Provider Network Mission is to advocate on behalf of homeless individuals by enlisting the cooperation of homeless providers, to improve the accessibility of existing public resources, to maintain statistical data on the homeless population, and to provide supportive services and empowerment strategies to allow these individuals to be integrated into the community through a compassionate Continuum of Care. The HSPN is committed to the concept that each person is entitled to live in dignity”.