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Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps Partnership and Northern Santa Barbara County United Way

In Santa Barbara County, on any given night, there are over 1,860 individuals experiencing homelessness. We know it is a problem. It is our privilege to fight to house the people in our county. 

The Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps Partnership members commit to their time to ending homelessness and serving veterans throughout Santa Barbara County.

We support veterans! 

 

United Way and AmeriCorps


The Best of America

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that aim to improve lives and fostering civic engagement. AmeriCorps members volunteer to address critical community needs like increasing mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.  

To learn more about the national program, click here.

 

 

 


Home For Good: Everyone deserves a home for good.

Home For Good is supported by NSBC United Way and supports the Coordinated Entry System.

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   Visit Home For Good for more info and resources!

 


Quick Links:

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Home for Good Santa Barbara County Resources

(Standard Intakes, VI-SPDATs, ROIs, etc.)

Resources for providers

Resources for beneficiaries 

 

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)

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

Service Transaction Tracker Form 

Skilled Nursing Facilities List

SSA Card Replacement Application

SSA Disability Application ​

St Vincents Application ​

Supporting People In Housing

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

 

Member and Site Supervisor Forms

 

House with PeopleAmeriCorps Housing Coordinator Housing Stories - Public Defender Office Partnership

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December Newsletter

 

 

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Santa Barbara County Public Health Department for ongoing and current updates on Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County Housing and Community Development for national and local information and resources.

 

More resources:

CDC Covid-19 Information and Resources

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

 

We are now recruiting for the 2021-2022 term!

For more info please email: Lyiam@LiveUnitedSBC.Org


Position Description

AmeriCorps Outreach Provider

 

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS

As an Outreach Provider, members provide street outreach, housing placement, and housing retention support to people experiencing homelessness. Services are focused on principles of “Housing First,” choice and empowerment, collaborative case management, use of evidence-based practices, appropriate interventions for each target population, and are recovery-oriented. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities: The following reflects the program's definition of duties and responsibilities for this position but does not restrict the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

  • Street outreach to people experiencing homelessness.  
  • Help clients set long-term housing goals and connect with wraparound services.
  • Provide information about local resources.
  • Housing placement/retention support to recently housed individuals and families to include:  
  • Accessing community resources and referrals to maintain permanent housing.  
  • Assist with enrollment in applicable benefits and attend eligibility meetings.  
  • Assist with VISPDAT assessments and supporting Coordinated Entry efforts (once implemented). 
  • Assist with data entry into case management systems and reporting requirements as necessary.  
  • Participate in volunteer recruitment and coordination.  
  • Partner with local agencies training as needed and required by the program.  

EQUIPMENT OPERATED

Computers, tablets, scanners, copiers, telephones, and other general office equipment.

CONTACTS WITH OTHERS

Member will have regular contact with unhoused individuals, veterans, and families. As well as the general public,social service agencies, social workers, government agency representatives, business representatives, members of the community, fellow members, and program staff.

CONFIDENTIAL DATA

Member will have access to personal protected information about beneficiaries and are required to comply with HIPPA guidelines.

POSITION CONDITIONS

While in this position members will typically spend time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying(25 lbs.), lifting (25lbs.), bending stooping, kneeling.  Operating a computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Able to complete all forms in personal writing.  Makes and receives telephone calls.  Use of copier, fax machine.  Frequently subjected to outside environmental conditions when performing street outreach.

These physical demands are not and should not be construed to be position qualification standards but are illustrated to help SBC AmeriCorps and the member identify where reasonable accommodations may need to be considered.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

   Computer skills with online meetings and different email applications.

   Able to work independently; work as a member of a team, and work effectively with other community agencies in the best interest of the beneficiary, agency, and organization.

   Exercises mature judgment.

   Maintain a regular attendance

   Must maintain and execute confidential information.

   Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.

   Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills

   Must embody the mission and vision of the organization.

   Must have good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with diverse populations.

   Must follow appropriate legal and ethical professional conduct.

   Ability to stand 50% of the time includes walking around.

EDUCATION AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires High School diploma or GED; or ability to obtain one during the service year.
  • Complete and pass a background check.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable insured transportation- useful, but not required.

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