Imagine a community where every resident has a safe place to call "home," has strong social connections with neighbors and friends, and has access to a network of coordinated support services in times of need.
In 2014, approximately 1,400 Stanislaus County community members experienced homelessness, and thousands more showed signs of risk for becoming homeless. Although there are over 60 programs and hundreds of concerned citizens who help people access housing, shelter, and other basic life necessities, we know that we can do much more to prevent homelessness from actually occurring.
Focus on Prevention will not just work to improve the existing homeless services system, but rather address the root causes and develop strategies to intervene early to prevent homelessness.
Since May 2015, the Homelessness Action and Stewardship Councils have convened to initiate discussion and planning around the homelessness issue. Please check back regularly for updated information or sign up for email updates here.
Upcoming Homelessness Action Council Meeting
Planning Information & Resources
- Homelessness Action Council April 2016 Meeting Summary
- Common Agenda to Reduce Homelessness: Results, Indicators, and Strategies
- Coordinated Access System Model
- Action Council Draft Strategies List
- Homelessness Services in Stanislaus County
- 2015 Summit on Homelessness Handouts & Info
- May 2015 Homeless Action Council Participants
Action Council Meeting Handouts