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The outdoor shelter model is designed to help people experiencing homelessness take their first step towards permanent stable housing. Services at the site would be geared to help people move into permanent supportive housing.
The outdoor shelter model is designed to help people experiencing homelessness take their first step towards permanent stable housing. Services at the site would be geared to help people move into permanent supportive housing. Screenshot: youtube.com/watch?v=Ssl9oj0d6zQ&feature=youtu.be

Joe Rodota Trail Action Update
Board of Supervisors Select
Emergency Shelter Site

Jan 22, 2020
by Lynda Hopkins, 5th District Supervisor - Sonoma County

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Homeless Encampment along the Joe Rodota TrailThe challenges facing us with homelessness along the Joe Rodota Trail and throughout the County are bringing engaged citizens and government leaders together to address the hard questions. More than 300 people attended our Joe Rodota Trail Town Hall where we heard from frustrated homeowners, trail occupants, and service providers. The Board of Supervisor meetings have been packed with constituents with suggestions, challenges, and input. The County has set up a hotline for input on the Joe Rodota Trail: 707-565-3856. While it has been heartbreaking to hear the stories of homeowners and trail occupants, it has been equally heartening to hear the many solutions proposed, the funds committed, and the volunteer and work hours dedicated to resolving this crisis. 

We have two teams working in parallel on solutions, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) focusing on immediate steps and County Staff working on Longer Terms Solutions.

The EOC is focused on

  • moving occupants from the Joe Rodota Trail (trail) to a temporary shelter by January 31, 2020.
  • addressing the immediate health and safety concerns and return the trail to its intended use.
  • providing resources and services at the temporary shelter that support the health and wellbeing of individuals. 

More than 300 people attended our Joe Rodota Trail Town Hall where we heard from frustrated homeowners, trail occupants, and service providers.

SVDPTemporary Shelter. The Board of Supervisors selected Los Guillicos, 171 Pythian Road, for an emergency outdoor shelter site. This site will provide 60 emergency 64 square foot housing units, restrooms, showers, dining area/warming station, personal storage, dog run, a Navigation Center, medical services, fire watch, and 24-hour security. This emergency outdoor shelter site will be managed and supported by  St. Vincent de Paul.

  • The first cohort of individuals will move into the emergency shelter on Sunday January 26, 2020. 
  • Drugs and alcohol will not be allowed at this shelter.
  • The shelter will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there will be security from 6pm to 10 am. 

Linda Hopkins Introduces the temporary shelter site. Click on image to watch:youtube.com/watch?v=M4-gG19gf7gOutdoor shelters are not in themselves a solution to homelessness. The outdoor shelter model is designed to help people experiencing homelessness take their first step towards permanent stable housing. Services at the site would be geared to help people move into permanent supportive housing. An outdoor operator managed shelter is a new model for Sonoma County, and it has demonstrated positive results in other regions.  Video of Temporary Shelter

This site will provide 60 emergency 64 square foot housing units, restrooms, showers, dining area/warming station, personal storage, dog run, a Navigation Center, medical services, fire watch, and 24-hour security. Screenshot: youtube.com/watch?v=M4-gG19gf7g

This temporary shelter will operate until the longer-term indoor-outdoor shelters are created, but no later than April 30, 2020 – whichever comes first. Learn more about the Los Guilicos temporary outdoor homeless shelter, including answers to frequently asked questions here. 

These temporary shelter will provide basic shelter with electricty and heat.Spanish Information - Obtenga más información sobre el refugio temporal para personas sin hogar 

Actualización sobre el refugio temporal para personas sin hogar de Los Guilicos: Hoy el Condado sigue adelante con la creación del refugio temporal al aire libre a medida que las tripulaciones de los trabajadores comienzan a establecer las unidades de refugio. Este refugio temporal funcionará hasta el 30 de abril de 2020, o hasta que se creen refugios interiores y exteriores a largo plazo, lo que ocurra primero. Obtenga más información sobre el refugio temporal para personas sin hogar de Los Guilicos, incluidas las respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes:  http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Homeless-Emerg…/Refugio-temporal

Longer Term Solutions

County Staff is working simultaneously on addressing long term solutions with regard to shared housing, master leasing, indoor-outdoor shelters and support services.

ACCESS Interdepartmental Multi-Disciplinary Team (IMDT) is

  • IMDT intensive care coordination on the JRT began on Wednesday January 8, 2020.
  • The IMDT has a comprehensive plan for outreach and engagement and housing placement.
  • The ACCESS IMDT addresses the behavioral health, medical, and social service needs of this population through coordinated care.

Master Leases, Home Purchases, and Indoor-Outdoor Shelters

The County is moving forward on setting up secure housing options through leases, multi-unit home purchases, as well as Indoor-Outdoor Shelters. These will be part of the continuum of secure housing options that will allow the County to address the varying needs of the unhoused based on their situation.

Hotline: 

The County has set up a hotline and email for community members to contact with questions about the County’s homeless response. 

Hotline: (707)565-3856, available from Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Email: solvehomelessness@sonoma-county.org

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