Self-sufficient Supportive Network
Build a supportive network for the homeless people and enable them to self-sufficient
Mid-term Shelter (2014)
26 beds in 3 locations
6~12 beds/location, 1 of them is female-only.
Includes Taipei’s first female-only location since 2020
Individual Goal Setting and Intervention Plan
Engage employment service, counseling, and legal aid
Former Resident Case Tracking
Supportive Housing (2020)
Friendly accommodations with affordable rent and supporting services to break the cycle of homelessness
Provide food and necessities to the rough sleepers
Bridge rough sleepers to medical service, social service, or legal aid
PonPon Shower House (2022)
This is a place where the people in need can refresh themselves after a long day. Besides shower services, we also bridge them to medical or social services
Tomorrow is another day!
The Newbie Zone Vocational Training Center (2022)
An artist lives everywhere.
We provide vocational training programs with state-of-the-art tools. Learn a skill, get ready, and regain control.
Communicate with the general public to break the stigma
Life Stories of the Homeless in Taiwan (2016)
Award winner of Golden Tripod Awards for Publications
Award winner of Taipei International Book Exhibition - Nonfiction
Homeless Experience (2014)
36 hours on the street with an ex-homeless guru
Hidden Taipei is a Public Communication Program run by Homeless Taiwan Association. Started with a guided walking tour and continue to develop a series of activities. All aim to promote a deeper understanding of the homeless issue among the general public.
In 2011, a group of seasoned social workers founded Homeless Taiwan Association, aiming to exchange best social work practices and theories about poverty and housing problems with organizations from other eastern asian countries such as Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
In 2014, it began to offer direct services to the homeless via a supportive network consists of shelter, social service, employment service, counseling and legal aid… etc. It also founded some innovative programs promoting public awareness of poverty and homeless issues. All programs are aiming to be the base of the two pillars - “Public Communication” and “Enable them to Self-sufficient”. Homeless Taiwan Association hopes to help build networks and enhance the understanding about poverty. Also empower the disadvantages we served not just be able to be self-sufficient but also willing to voice themselves.