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In January 2023, Sonoma County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) mobilized to partner with Sonoma County on two Winter Storm Recovery Support Centers (RSCs) and a hotline, where 1,110 intakes for emergency assistance were completed. After 110 households reported being either displaced from their homes or in need of infrastructural support, they are being provided with long-term recovery support by COAD’s Long-Term Recovery Group (of which Catholic Charities is a core member).
SCVF is partnering with Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) to expand relief to more members of the local community. The Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to Catholic Charities to provide disaster case management and financial assistance.
Tenants will be selected next week to fill affordable apartments in downtown Santa Rosa, part of Burbank Housing’s two-phase development that will bring 126 units online amid a chronic housing shortage across much of the North Bay. Caritas Village is a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Burbank Housing
Over the last year, the mobile support team has been dispatched to more than 2,800 calls since it hit the streets, helping divert hundreds of calls away from police and fire and connect people with health and social services.
Catholic organizations in California, strengthened by years of responding to disasters in the Golden State, responded quickly to bring aid to those affected by the ongoing brutal winter storms.
Santa Rosa’s New Approach to Crisis Response, Santa Rosa’s inRESPONSE mental health crisis teams are filling an important need.
Areas in the North Bay could see temperatures near freezing Tuesday night, followed by rain later in the week. So Santa Rosa has activated its emergency warming center protocol for the first time this season, and in a new location. Kelli Kuykendall, the homeless services manager for Santa Rosa, said a policy set by the city last year says that when there are 3 consecutive days of cold or rain, an emergency warming shelter will be activated
A brightly lit room with colorful cabinets and furniture on the ground floor of Catholic Charities’ new facility in downtown Santa Rosa will soon be filled with young children learning numbers, letters, and shapes. That is the vision behind the ambitious building, now in its final stage before it opens next week as a long-sought, cutting-edge refuge for families in dire need of housing. . .
After its first month in operation, Santa Rosa’s behavioral health emergency response team appears to be setting itself apart as a model for successfully providing help to those in the community affected by mental illness. Between Jan. 11 and Jan. 31, the inRESPONSE team was dispatched to emergencies relating to medical issues, suicide, homelessness, substance use, minor crimes, and mental health, according to preliminary data. . .
As the North Bay enters an economic recovery, human resources departments and government agencies are rethinking how to assist women. Women are more likely to have been furloughed or laid off during the pandemic. During the fall of 2020, more than 4 out of 10 women of color were living in households struggling to pay for food and housing...
Many Sonoma County residents are entering 2021 facing what may be the most perilous assault on their personal finances that they will ever see in their lifetimes. “Due to COVID-19, we have people accessing services that have never accessed services before. It’s a whole new world right now,” said Amy Holter, director of Catholic Charities’ Integrative Programs, which include financial counseling and education…
KSRO’s Michelle Marques talks with Jennielynn Holmes, Chief Program Officer for Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, about their efforts to help the homeless reach safety during the fires...
Caridades Católicas es una organización que proporciona ayuda alimenticia a las familias que están pasando por momentos difíciles, así como asesoría en temas de migración...
What you’d like to do is stack a platter with your most fabulous home-baked cookies and head out to offer them to isolated and hurting elders, sitting a spell with those who’d savor a bit of conversation. But you can’t...
Catholic Charities normally serves around 1,000 people per month with food. Since the economy went south, that number is up to 1,700 — “an astronomical amount of need,” said Jennielynn Holmes, the nonprofit’s chief program officer, “and it’s only going to grow.”. . .
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa will ramp up its services for legal permanent residents who need help becoming citizens this month after the organization was awarded more than $237,000 in federal grant money, the nonprofit said. . .