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COMMON GROUND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

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Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Portal
 
Santa Barbara County Housing and Community Development (HCD) has developed an informational web page 
that will be updated regularly with local and national information and resources. 
 

GIVE

Home For Good Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Response Fund

Launched March 2019 by the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County, with funds from the Homeless Emergency Aid Program, the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool is financed through a combination of public and private funding. The Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool focuses on move-in funds, emergency bridge housing and a housing first fidelity program.  


ADVOCATE

Join us. Homelessness is not an isolated issue. Everyone across Santa Barbara County must pitch in to help. We need you to talk to your neighbors, encourage lawmakers to keep their promise to build supportive housing, and help people move off the streets. Join our campaign to ensure longterm solutions to homelessness.


VOLUNTEER

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COVID-19 Volunteer Needs 

Volunteering is a great way to support the work to end homelessness! 
  • Find a non-profit with a volunteer need. 
  • Join a Common Ground Santa Barbara County Team
  • Serve as an AmeriCorps Member
  • Volunteer for the next Point-in-Time Count in January 2021. Details TBA. 
  • Resources for AmeriCorps Members,Volunteers and Partner Agencies. 

Homeless Point-in-Time Count


POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

 

2020 POINT IN TIME COUNT PRESENTATION

2020 POINT IN TIME HOMELESSNESS COUNT RESULTS RELEASED


THANK YOU & EVALUATION

We would appreciate it if you would share your experience as a volunteer with the Point-in-Time Count by completing the Volunteer Evaluation. We value and appreciate your input.

More than 500 people volunteered for the 2020 Santa Barbara County Point-in-Time Count! They recruited, surveyed and donated. We could not have done it without you!

Thank you for getting involved. We know homelessness is not an isolated issue. Everyone across Santa Barbara County must pitch in to help. Join our campaign to ensure longterm solutions to homelessness.

 


ABOUT THE POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2020 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT. The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30am-8:30am. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homeless. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Volunteer trainings will be held in January. Join us today. Change doesn’t happen without you. 

If you missed the inperson training you can complete the Online Point-In-Time Count Training. Please also register as a volunteer and sign Release of Liability & Confidentiality Agreement prior to January 29, 2020. 


VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

 

Registration is closed.

If you are an expereinced volunteer you can contact ashley@liveunitedsbc.org to help. 

 


HELP US REACH MORE VOLUNTEERS

Print the Point-In-Time Count Poster

Share the Event on Facebook


 

TRAINING DAYS

If you missed the inperson training you can complete the Online Point-In-Time Count Training and register as a volunteer and sign Release of Liability & Confidentiality Agreement prior to January 29, 2020. 
 
* You may attend a Volunteer Training in any countywide location. 
SOUTH COUNTY
Isla Vista: Tuesday, January 21 | 6-7:30pm. Isla Vista Community Service District, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar Suite 101
Santa Barbara: Wednesday, January 22 | 5:30-7pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 909 N La Cumbre Rd
Carpinteria: Thursday, January 23 | 6-7:30pm. Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave
MID AND NORTH COUNTY 
Santa Maria: Thursday, January 16 | 12-1:30pm. Veterans Memorial Center, 313 W Tunnell St
Lompoc: Thursday, January 16 | 6-7:30pm. Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E Locust Ave
Santa Maria: Thursday, January 23 | 6-7:30pm. Veterans Memorial Center, 313 W Tunnell St
 

If you are unable to attend an in-person Volunteer Training please contact Ashley@liveunitedsbc.org  


RELEASE OF LIABILITY & CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

Please sign Release of Liability & Confidentiality Agreement Prior to January 29, 2020 


DOWNLOAD THE APP

 


REVIEW THE TRAINING

Training PowerPoint


LOGISTIC CENTERS

Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:30am-8:30am 
Please go to the Logistic Center your Team has been assigned to. 
  • Carpinteria, Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave
  • Goleta, Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave
  • Isla Vista, Isla Vista Community Service District, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar Suite 101
  • Lompoc, Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E Locust Ave
  • Solvang, People Helping People, 545 Alisal Rd #102
  • Santa Barbara (East), Franklin Neighborhood Center, 1136 E Montecito St 
  • Santa Barbara (West), Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina St
  • Santa Maria, Veterans Memorial Center, 313 W Tunnell St

TIPS

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
Dress warmly. Wear a jacket/sweatshirt/ raincoat, gloves, hat, etc.
Bring a car (if possible)
Bring a charged cell phone with a downloaded Counting Us app               
Bring a flashlight
We will go rain or shine, so please bring an umbrella
Get plenty of rest the night before!

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

ORGANIZE A SOCK AND SUPPLY DRIVE

Organize a Sock and Supply Drive!
 
If you have donations to pickup or drop off for year round outreach contact us at ashley@liveunitedsbc.org or 805-451-5604
 
New socks are essential, especially in the winter months. They also are one of the least donated, but most needed items. You can also help by donating: Amenities (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste and disposable razors), soft cereal bars, bottled water, rain ponchos, beanies, gloves, $5 food gift cards, bus passes or tokens. All of these supplies will be distributed during the Santa Barbara Count Point-in-Time Count or during year-round Coordinated Outreach. 

DONATE

You can donate to our Flexible Housing Fund!


LEARN MORE

Homelessness 101 Santa Barbara County 


QUESTIONS?

Contact ashley@liveunitedsbc.org or 805-451-5604 

REPORT

2019 Santa Barbara County Homeless Point-In-Time Count & Survey 


PRELIMINARY REPORT


Santa Barbara Cunty Point-In-Time County 2019 Preliminary Report


2019 VOLUNTEER THANK YOU!

500 + people volunteered for the 2019 Homeless Point-in-Time Count! They recruited, surveyed and donated. Thank you for getting involved. Changing lives. Living United. We know homelessness is not an isolated issue. Everyone across Santa Barbara County must pitch in to help. To stay involved sign up here

 


ALL ABOUT THE 2019 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

2019 Homeless Point-in-Time Count Page.

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