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February 23, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Homeless Coalition’s Committee Vacancies- Application Period Now Open!

This serves as a notification of vacancies in the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition Board Committees.


January 08, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Homeless Point in Time (PIT) Count 2024 Volunteer Registration Now Open! January 26th!

Friday, January 26th, 2024, is the Sonoma County Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Street Count for all populations of persons experiencing homelessness! We will have 5 regional deployment sites located in North County, West County, Sonoma Valley, Petaluma, and Santa Rosa; locations will be announced at a later date. We are seeking volunteers to help with the count this year and would love your support!


December 21, 2023 | Department of Health Services

How to get help in Sonoma County: A Community Webinar on Homelessness (#3)

You are invited to participate in an online public forum on homelessness on Wednesday, January 31st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin with a brief discussion on how to get help for homelessness, followed by an “open forum” style Q&A session. It will feature Kaitlin Carney with HomeFirst and Thai Hilton with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Ending Homelessness Team. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about getting help for homelessness in Sonoma County.


December 14, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Memorial to honor lives lost in Sonoma County’s unhoused community

On December 21, National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, HomeFirst and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services will host a memorial to honor individuals who lost their lives over the last year while living without housing in Sonoma County. The event will take place at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


September 12, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County to transition homeless shelter sites; annual survey shows decrease in homelessness

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today voted to replace the Emergency Shelter Site at the County campus with housing systems that are longer-term. The discussion came as the Supervisors received a report that showed the number of homeless individuals in Sonoma County decreased by 22 percent from last year.


June 16, 2023 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma awarded $4.6 million in state funding to assist with homeless encampments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week that the County of Sonoma will receive $4.6 million to help individuals experiencing homelessness in encampments by moving them off the streets and into safe and stable housing. The county is one of 23 entities targeted to receive the special state funds.