2018 NOFA Released

On Wednesday, June 20, HUD released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. Stanislaus County is eligible to apply for over $3 million in funding through the CoC Program for housing and services for people experiencing homelessness, as well as for some of the infrastructure to support our system ofContinue reading 2018 NOFA Released

The Future of CSOC

CSOC is the Community System of Care for Stanislaus County. CSOC provides overall guidance for the Homelessness Community System of Care, working across multiple sectors to sustain the vision, energy, and commitment to innovate new ways to reduce and prevent homelessness. At the April 19th Community System of Care meeting, the NOFA proposal from HomeBase wasContinue reading The Future of CSOC

FoP Backbone Team

Stanislaus County & United Way of Stanislaus County work together in support of Focus on Prevention With full endorsement from the Stewardship Council, staff from Stanislaus County CEO’s Office and United Way of Stanislaus County have been working together since the beginning of 2018 as the Backbone Team for the Focus on Prevention movement. TheContinue reading FoP Backbone Team

Leadership endorses direction

The Strengthening Families Leadership Group endorsement ensures continued progress and creates momentum for new  key group A Proposal of Action for the Strengthening Families initiative was presented at the April 24, 2018 meeting of its Leadership Group. The following items were reviewed and endorsed by the group for further development. • Define Priority Population(s) – ThoseContinue reading Leadership endorses direction

Low Barrier Shelter & Access Center Update

photo credit: Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com The Access Center Visioning Proposal was submitted and approved by Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on February 27, 2018. The proposal included initiating the planning process for a permanent Access Center, while opening a Temporary Emergency Shelter and Day Center as an immediate action. The Temporary Emergency Shelter and Day Center willContinue reading Low Barrier Shelter & Access Center Update

CSOC February Update

HISTORY In March 2017, Stanislaus Community System of Care (CSOC) Leadership Structure was formed. The new 25-member CSOC provides overall guidance for the Homelessness Community System of Care, working across multiple sectors to sustain the vision, energy, and commitment to innovate new ways to reduce and prevent homelessness. At the February 15th Community System of CareContinue reading CSOC February Update

Making Outreach Mobile

The Outreach and Engagement Mobile Access Center event at Graceada Park was a success! This event was an opportunity to create a environment to seek and accept services and where outreach staff could connect and build relationships with neighbors experiencing homelessness. Through dignity and respect, empowering people at risk or experiencing homelessness, toward a hopefulContinue reading Making Outreach Mobile