Outreach provides a central place in Clarity Human Services to view and interact with client location data. You can draw encampments, view existing encampments, and filter the map view.
System administrators establish settings for each Continuum of Care (CoC) in Outreach Settings, specifying what types of locations populate the map. The most recent client location data from the Location tab, geolocation fields, and geolocation-enabled service items automatically populate Outreach, based on the CoC’s Location Filters.
The following resources provide guidance to administrators for configuring Clarity Human Services to collect and display client location data:
- System Advanced Options: Outreach
- Introduction to Geolocation Fields
- Service Item Options: Geolocation
To learn about the end-user process of collecting location data in the client record, see our Entering Client Location Data article.
To access Outreach, navigate to the launchpad, and click the OUTREACH icon.
You can also set Outreach as your default Home Screen in Account Settings. For the Home Screen Override field, select “Outreach.” The next time you log into Clarity Human Services, your Home Screen will be Outreach.
To configure this setting for all users in an agency, select “Outreach” as the Default User Home Screen on the Agency Overview.
The Home icon returns the user to the default location and zoom level.
Clicking the Track Location icon displays the map based on the device location.
Clusterization View Option
When viewing the map with Individuals and/or Encampments toggled on in the Data Filter, markers near each other on the map will be replaced with a different marker to represent multiple markers.
Heatmap View Option
If Individuals is toggled on in the Data Filter, you may click on the icon shown below to switch between the clusterization feature and the heatmap. The heatmap uses orange color-coding to indicate where the most markers are located.
The Heatmap option is available when you are zoomed out on the map.
When you zoom in on the map, the view automatically changes to the Individual marker view.
Clicking Clients from the launchpad navigates the user to the main Client Search tab in Clarity Human Services.
Viewing Outreach on a Mobile Device
Users can view Outreach on a variety of device screen sizes. Users can access Outreach from a mobile device and view all the same information with a mobile-friendly display.
Encampment Navigation Panel
When you tap an encampment on a mobile device, a navigation panel displays across the bottom, allowing users to toggle their view between the Encampment Profile and the encampment on the map, or exit back to the full map.
Next, we'll look at Outreach Data Filter and Search options.