Immediate Temporary Shelter Site
UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 10th, the Board of Supervisors will begin the process of selecting alternate sites for more long term Indoor Outdoor shelters. You can review the options that will be presented to the Board on or after Friday, March 6th from the calendar: Board of Supervisors Calendar
Los Guilicos was selected as the location for the Immediate Temporary Shelter Site for 60 residents of the Joe Rodota Trail. The site will be operated by Saint Vincent de Paul. Residents will be screened and security will be provided. The site will have rules and a curfew.
This is not a relocation of the Joe Rodota Trail camp. Residents will be housed in durable shelter units called Pallet Shelters and have access to bathrooms, showers, and regular meals, and work with a Care Team to create goals and transition plans.
For more information on site management, please reach out to Jack Tibbetts, Executive Director of Saint Vincent de Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
For frequently updated information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Los Guilicos site, visit the Los Guilicos Village page on the County website.
Sonoma County Homeless Population
Our homeless population includes veterans, families, unaccompanied children, former foster youth and seniors. There is no one reason people become homeless. At the last Homeless Census in 2019, 87% percent of the homeless population were living in Sonoma County when they became homeless, and 89% were interested in permanent housing. Our next Homeless Census will take place in February 2020.
View the complete graphic here: 2019-Homeless-Count-Summary-Infographic
For more information about our local homeless population you can read the complete report online: Homeless Count