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Sonoma County Homeless Coalition
The Homeless Coalition is Sonoma County's collaborative effort representing the homeless services system of care. Governed by a seventeen-member Homeless Coalition Board, the countywide effort is responsible for oversight of funds designated to the Homeless Coalition and planning/policy development for addressing homelessness. The Board consists of local elected officials, nonprofit representatives, subject matter experts, and individuals with lived homeless experience. The Sonoma County Department of Health Service serves as the Lead Agency of Homeless Coalition.
The Goal of the Homeless Coalition is to achieve Functional Zero homelessness in Sonoma County using a Housing First model. The system of care program is designed to accomplish the following:
- Promote a community‐wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
- Provide funding for efforts to quickly re‐house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness
- Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs
- Optimize self‐sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
For more information, visit the HUD-mandated Continuum of Care Program.
March 1, 2024
You are invited to participate in an online public forum on homelessness on Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin with a brief overview on homelessness and the types of housing and shelter options that are available, followed by an “open forum” style Q&A session. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about homelessness in Sonoma County.
February 23, 2024
January 8, 2024
December 21, 2023