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Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2020 HOMELESS 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...
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
What is Housing First? And Why Is There a Focus on Housing First?    First, research demonstrates that Housing First is effective in promoting housing stability, particularly among people who have experienced homelessness for long periods of time and have serious psychiatric disabilities, substance use disorders and other disabilities.  ...
Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019
In April, we had successes and shortcomings. Two of our AmeriCorps members, Brooke and Lauren, captured moments in the paragraphs below.   "I worked with a chronically homeless client that has been in and out of the shelter system for many years. She is now document ready and connected with primary medical services on site at the shelter and...
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019
I met a single mother of two children in the library. She was hopeless after bring homeless with her two small children since the middle of 2018.  She's been looking for a two bedroom unit for her and her children each day while trying to locate a place for her and her children to sleep at night. Many nights, she had to sleep in a vehicle with her...
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Jeff Shaffer met with two people experiencing homelessness while he was doing outreach with Madeline from Behavioral Wellness on Tuesday, January 29th.  Jeff and Madeline were doing sock outreach, and they were just working to get to know everyone on State. At Home for Good Santa Barbara County, one of our goals is to personally get to know the...
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Thursday was an eventful day for me in Lompoc, I had the opportunity to join forces with an AmeriCorps member, Jasmine, whom serves through the Good Samaritan Shelter here in Lompoc.   A past client of both the Shelter and C3H needed housing retention. It had been some time since the individual was being helped by either organization.     Jasmine...

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