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 30 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.
Instead of isolated and interventions of the past, multiple homelessness services agencies and community partners in Stanislaus County have come together, aligning their efforts and forming partnerships that have resulted in the Homelessness Community System of Care. In March 2017, the new Community System of Care (CSOC) Leadership Structure was formed. The new 25-member CSOC provides overall guidance for the Homelessness Community System of Care, working across multiple sectors to sustain the vision, energy, and commitment to think and act in new innovative ways to reduce and prevent homelessness.
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