The goal of this project is to break down stereotypes afflicting the homeless and to provide a “transitional and graduated” living facility for the homeless to re-integrate themselves into society.Stereotypes associated with homeless people are typically derogatory and negative, as if these individuals were no longer “human”. This project attempts to change these perceptions by creating a series of programmatic elements that range from education, community, shelter, living, and play. These specific programs include:SCHOOL – for children and youthTRAINING FACILITY – vocational training center for adultsRECREATION CENTER – for all agesCOMMUNITY CENTER – for all agesINTERIM HOUSING – for men is crisisSUPPORTIVE HOUSING – permanent housing for men or womenAFFORDABLE HOUSING – for familiesThe Interim, Supportive, and Affordable Housing options allow the facility to provide a “graduated” scenario which takes them off the streets, provides shelter, then ultimately teaches how to “live” in a home once again.In addition, by providing safe, interim housing, vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training and basic nutritional, clothing, medical and hygienic support, the organization gives its clients the tools to stay off the streets for good. Participants are empowered to take charge of their lives, gain permanent housing and gain lasting independence.From initial analysis, the team established a project approach which included removal and renovation of existing structures, and new construction. By reconfiguring the programs, including school, social services, housing, and support more efficiently and creating dynamic private and public outdoor spaces, the team was able to create a unified campus master plan which facilitates the overall effectiveness of the organization. The outcome is a campus for the entire community with links the homeless with those with “homes” and eliminates the barriers between them by inviting and including all into the campus.