A rough sleeper project in Teignbridge has helped 23 people off the streets and into accommodation since it started in March this year.
Those helped include 'entrenched' rough sleepers, people living rough for the first time and some individuals who were 'sofa surfing' and likely to end up on the streets.
Most found alternative accommodation and many were given support with a range of other needs including health issues, alcohol and substance addiction and financial problems.
The South Devon Rough Sleeper Partnership is run by a number of homeless charities supported by Teignbridge District Council.
Three charities, Path, Shekinah and Encompass South West, work together across South Hams, West Devon and Teignbridge to help people living on the streets and those just a step away from doing so.
The project aims to give practical support to move people off the streets rather than supporting them to remain as rough sleepers.
Sue Aggett, Teignbridge District Council's Business Lead for Housing and Health, said:
"This project is doing invaluable work to help those who end up living on the streets, not just in Teignbridge but elsewhere in Devon. It is heartening to hear how many people have already been supported by the scheme since it began in mid-March.
"Alongside this, Teignbridge has also been working alongside Sanctuary Supported Living and Teign Housing to provide supported units for people leaving the streets and we have helped 13 people with this type of accommodation.
"We offer lots of help and advice to those sleeping outside as well as people at risk of homelessness or those who are in housing need. I would encourage residents to help by letting us know if they see anyone sleeping rough by calling our hotline on 0800 151 3441."
The case worker for Teignbridge is Laura Bailey who works for Path. She said:
"Rough sleeping is a difficult issue and those who end up sleeping on the streets often have complex needs. Through this project we are able to help in a practical way whether that means helping to find temporary accommodation, a deposit for a flat or even food parcels.
"What is also important is the support we can give when it comes to other needs which are often a barrier to people getting off the streets for good."
The South Devon Rough Sleepers Partnership is funded by central government through a fund administered by Homeless Link and Transition Funding. The project will run for a further 12 months.