Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps Partnership

AmeriCorps
The Home For Good Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps Partnership For Veterans and People Experiencing Homelessness is a program of the United Way NSBC and is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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Focus Areas

  • Street Outreach
  • Housing Placement
  • Housing Support 
  • Volunteer Recruitment  

Benefits of Service* 

  • Full-Time members receive a Living Allowance of $1,425/mo and an Education Award upon completing the term.
  • Part-time Members receive a Living Allowance of $750/mo and an Education Award upon completing the term.
  • Health insurance for Full-Time Members (if eligible).
  • Childcare for Full-Time Members (if eligible).
  • Loan Forbearance.
  • Transferability of Education Award (for members 55+).
  • Training opportunities for professional/person growth, field experiencing in social services, and networking opportunities.
 

Who

  • Applicants must be 17 years or older, obtain a high school diploma or GED.
  • Show proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residence. 
  • Pass a criminal background check. 
  • Ability to serve individuals with diverse economic, social, racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Have reliable transportation to service site.

When

  • Now!
  • Term starts September 9, 2020

Where

  • At non-profits and agencies throught Santa Barbara County that assist veterans and people experiencing homelessness.

*2020-2021 Term

** AmeriCorps Members that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term approved through FY 2020 AmeriCorps State funding will be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (Segal AmeriCorps Education Award).  Members may use the education award to pay for current educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or both. 

See Americorps and VISTA information for AmeriCorps and VISTA benefits of service. 

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTA members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. VISTA members support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing opportunities, increase economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.
 
Since its inception, more than 200,000 individuals have served with AmeriCorps VISTA. Annually, more than 8,000 members made a difference at over 3,000 sites across the country.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA.
 

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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. 
 
COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) 

Street Outreach Training  

Street Medicine Practice During the COVID-19 Epidemic

 

Home For Good Santa Barbara County

Coordinated Entry System Forms

Resouce Guides

Resouce Guides 

COVID-19 Links

 

Forms and Handouts

Agreement To Receive Mail

Assistance Dog Special Allowance

Assistance Dog Special Allowance SSDI

Assistance Dogs Info CDSS

​Bed Bug Preparation Checklist ​

Birth Certificate CA Certified Copy Request

Birth Certificate Request Santa Barbara County

Birth Certificate Fee Waiver Affidavit

Brown Bag Program Application

California Lifeline Request Sheet

Catholic Charities

CHC Housing Locations

CHC Rental Application

DD214 Request Standard Form

Document Ready Checklist

EasyLift Application

Faulding Hotel Application

HACC Client ROI

HACC Intake Form

HACSB Local Ranking Preferences

HACSB Notice of Change

HACSB Pre-Application Update Form

HACSB ROI

HACSB Section 8 Verification of Homelessness for Local Preference

HACSB TBRA Pre-Application (SD Only)

HMIS Release of Information

Homeless Outreach Form

Homeless and Veteran Verification Form For SBC AmeriCorps

Hydrex -- Bed Bug Prep Sheet

Limited Release of Information

Mental Health SBC

MTD Mobility Pass ID Application

OrgCode A Week of Meaningful Activities

OrgCode Crisis Plan

OrgCode Exit Planning

OrgCode Guest Policy

OrgCode Honest Monthly Budget

OrgCode Quality of Life Survey

OrgCode Readiness Ruler

OrgCode Risk Assessment

Peoples' Self-Help Housing Application with Instructions

Peoples' Self-Help Housing Santa Barbara and Ventura County Properties

Reunification Form

Skilled Nursing Facilities List

SSA Card Replacement Application

SSA Disability Application ​

St Vincents Application ​

Supporting People In Housing

Transaction Tracker Explanation of Form

Transaction Tracker Form

Unity Shoppe Referral Form

VASH Referral

VA Appointment of Individual As Representative

VA Appointment of VSO As Representative

VA Evidence of Disability

VA Release Info to VA

VA ROI Medical Provider

Vet Assist Agency Referral Form

Vet Assist Brochure

Vet Assit Qualification

VI-SPDATv2.0 Single Individual(With Required Training)

VI-SPDATv2.0 Family (With Required Training)

VI-SPDAT (Spanish)

Member and Supervisor Forms

Calendar

Emergency Action Plan

Exit Form

External Service Request Form & Service Activity Verification Form

Forbearance Request

Member Evaluation Form

Member Planned Service Schedule

Member Time Off Request

Member Unexcused Absence or Tardy Form ​

Mileage Form

Milage Reimbursement Dates

Monthly Hour Accrual Benchmarks

​Photo Release Form

Volunteer ROI

Volunteer Service Log

Volunteer Utilization Assessment