Joe Rodota Trail

Ongoing Services and Support

Ongoing Services and Support on the Joe Rodota Trail include: 

Toilets and Handwashing Stations

Eleven portable toilets and four hand-washing stations have been added to the trail. The toilets and hand-washing stations have been placed strategically with input from Sonoma Applied Village Services (SAVS), and two of the toilets are ADA compliant to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Pest Control efforts

Pest control services are scheduled to begin on the trail the week of January 5, 2020.

Security services

Security has been patrolling the trail for the safety of occupants on a nightly basis, with the first patrol occurring on Friday December 27, 2019.

Waste Management

The County contracted with the Clean River Alliance to conduct trash pick-up on the trail. The pick-up has initiated on a twice per week basis, but will be increased to three times per week beginning the week of January 5, 2020. The Clean River Alliance is a non-profit that has significant experience working with those experiencing homelessness.

Needle Disposal

The County is currently developing plans for having needle disposal bins on the trail.

Shelters Available

Number of beds available in Sonoma County as of January 17, 2020
Emergency Shelter 34
Transitional Housing  19
Rapid Rehousing (time limited)  16 
Permanent Supportive Housing    3
Other Permanent Housing (permanent homeless dedicated beds that do not require a disability) 39 
Total number of beds available111

Please visit our Emergency Shelters page for detailed information about emergency shelter availability.

Please visit our Coordinated Entry System page for detailed information about the Coordinated Entry System, designed to efficiently match people experiencing homelessness to available housing, shelter, and services.

Learn more about what the City of Santa Rosa is doing on their website.

Sonoma County Housing Authority Vouchers

The Sonoma County Housing Authority received a new allocation of housing vouchers to serve homeless individuals on November 15, 2019, which became available January 1, 2020. The Sonoma County Housing Authority has successfully issued housing vouchers to eligible clients on the Joe Rodota Trail; at this time clients are working with case management to identify housing of their choice, no leases have been executed.

Contact Information

575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

Responding to Homelessness

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The County has a strong commitment to provide a path to permanent stable housing for all people experiencing homelessness. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is the lead agency charged with preventing and ending homelessness.