The NorCal CoC Advisory Board is the official committee acting on behalf of the Continuum of Care to take care of furthering the mission to end homelessness in our region. The Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from local government, businesses, advocacy groups, public housing agencies, school districts, healthcare systems, social services, behavioral health, law enforcement, organizations that serve homeless and formerly homeless persons, veterans and any other identified stakeholder that benefits the mission of ending homelessness in the region. To apply for membership, please reference the Advisory Board Membership application on the Resources tab.
The Advisory Board has also established ad-hoc sub-committees that focus on a single topic of importance and relevance to CoC operations. The following committees are currently in place. For more information about upcoming meetings, visit the Community Calendar

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning sub-committee is charged with leading efforts as it relates to CoC planning, system coordination, program standard, capacity building, compliance and outcomes.

HMIS/CEP

The Homeless Management Information System/Coordinated Entry Process sub-committee is charged with leading efforts as it relates to the design and operation of the HMIS system, training of data entry staff, system performance standards, oversight of HMIS operations, HMIS compliance and reporting. This sub-committee is also tasked with developing a seven-county coordinated entry process that meets the federal mandates established in January 2017.

Point in Time (PIT) Count Planning and Housing Inventory Count

This sub-committee holds responsibility for developing and implementing processes, documents and training that assists in the point in time count requirement. This committee has many tasks and requires many volunteers to conduct a seven-county wide count. Typically, members of this committee each take on a lead role for a specific function/focus area of the PIT count, i.e.-volunteer organization; volunteer training; survey development; survey collection, etc.

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point in time inventory of the service projects dedicated to serving homeless and formerly homeless persons. This is a component of the PIT Planning sub-committee.

Community Partner Profiles

Plumas Crisis Intervention Resource Center (PCIRC)

Crisis Line and Emergency Services; Mac Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program; Pathways Home (housing support for transitioning offenders); Plumas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program; Plumas House Sober Living Environment for males; Quincy House Sober Living Environment for females; 24/7 Dad National Fatherhood Initiative Program; Ohana House (homeless and transitional shelter for youth age 15-24); Plumas SAFE: Sexual Assault-Freedom & Education Program; and an Emergency Utility Program. In addition, PCIRC serves as the fiscal agent to the local Food Banks and Quincy Community Supper Program. PCIRC also supports an office in Sierra County which provides Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence services and youth violence prevention services. Annual successes include the delivery of over 12,000 distinctive services annually.

The mission of PCIRC is to function as a safety net provider of countywide services that offers individuals and families the opportunity to live to their own potential, and be treated with dignity and respect. PCIRC provides at-risk youth, individuals and families with protective factors including access to homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, case management and other ancillary and aftercare services that lead to family self-sufficiency and long-term stability and housing permanency.  PCIRC is currently engaged with the Plumas County Behavioral Health Department in integrating behavioral health and alcohol and drug services into community-based wellness centers.

www.pcirc.com

Hill Country

Hill Country’s mission…with kindness, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center works in partnership with our patients and community, providing to everyone the health care services, education and support needed to live whole, healthy and satisfying lives.

Shasta Support Service

Shasta Support Service seeks to continually develop community involvement and collaborations with other organizations to provide outreach for low income and chronically homeless individuals who need suitable housing and other resources in our area. Additionally, our group works with not only our own volunteers but with other non-profits, city and county departments, and private sector organizations to provide frequent, personable and meaningful outreach to those who may not have access to the information for housing or resources. Our mission within the COC is to support the various organizations and projects which are working to end homelessness as well as lend our voices for those outreach volunteers who have ideas to move our community forward. We are not an organization which seeks funding for our endeavors but provide clear and strong support for those programs which are working to help our community in ending chronic homelessness.

City of Redding

The mission of the City of Redding, through its Housing Division, is to improve and expand the City’s affordable housing stock, address the needs of low-income residents, and stimulate the physical and economic revitalization of the City’s neighborhoods in concert with public, private, and non-profit organizations. The Housing & Community Development department develops affordable housing with a number of different programs, including partnerships with developers to create affordable housing for sale or rent, and financial assistance for minor home repairs or substantive rehabilitation.

National Alliance to end Mental Illness

National Alliance to end Mental Illness of Shasta County is dedicated to improving the quality of lives for individuals living with mental illness and their loved ones through support, education, and advocacy. Our purpose is to promote recovery, provide support, share resources and create hope. We believe that mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders and having a mental illness is a traumatic experience for the person who is ill and their loved ones. We advocate for inclusion within our diverse communities for affordable and safe housing, delivery of quality services and mutual respect and compassion for people living with a mental illness. We consider acts of stigma directed against people living with a mental illness to be discrimination. We are affiliates in good standing with NAMI California and NAMI National.

Faithworks

Faithworks’ Community Coalition, Inc. (Francis Court Transitional Housing and House of Cornelius Transitional Housing) goal is to reunify and house homeless families and house homeless veterans. This goal is realized by providing structured transitional housing services with intensive, supportive case management for an 18 to 24-month period while learning the necessary skills to avoid future episodes of homelessness. They are taught to be responsible adults and community members.

Francis Court and House of Cornelius are both two year programs for homeless families with children and for homeless veterans. At Francis Court families are required to attend onsite life skills, parenting, and budgeting classes. They must be moving forward to repair credit and legal problems. The adults must be looking for work or attending educational training. The goal for our families is to change their old behaviors and patterns which lead them to us. The ultimate goal of our program is to become employed and to find and maintain permanent housing.

At House of Cornelius, our focus is to get the veterans set up with medical and mental health services. The goal for them is good health and ultimately permanent housing.

www.faith-works.cc

Providence International

Providence International a charitable and humanitarian organization was founded in Redding by Robert Lincoln Hancock in 2001 as a tax-exempt entity. The vision of the organization is to provide the opportunity for at-risk people to develop their God-given potential and become productive, contributing and law-abiding citizens. Providence frees people from poverty and dependency with the dignity of job opportunity. The organization serves at-risk people both domestic and abroad; young people age 18-21 desiring a future with hope; non-profit organizations of like vision, values and mission; unemployed and underemployed persons; business developers willing to employ the disenfranchised; business partners; intervention innovators, educators and mentors serving at risk populations.

Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC)

Shasta Community Health Center’s mission is to provide quality health care services to the medically underserved populations of our communities and has done so since 1988.

SCHC, working with private and public health partners, and by leveraging and efficiently using its limited resources, will help to create a seamless system of access to compassionate, high quality cost-effective primary and preventive health care for all residents of the communities it serves. Shasta Community Health Center strives to improve the health status within the communities it serves, particularly for those residents who are economically or otherwise disadvantaged.

https://www.shastahealth.org/

The Community Revitalization & Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Community Revitalization & Development Corporation was chartered in 1991 as a non-profit charitable benefit corporation. We have operated continually from that time with its sole purpose being to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to the residents of the State of California.

http://www.crdc-housing.org/

Shasta County Health and Human Services

Shasta County Health and Human Services is working diligently to break the cycles of homelessness, adverse childhood experiences, public health challenges and other issues facing our community.

Health and Human Services is composed of four main branches: the Adult Services Branch, which handles mental health services, adult protective services and in-home support services; the Children’s Services Branch, which works to protect our children and help parents become the best parents they can; the Public Health Branch that works to improve healthy habits and reduce the rates of chronic diseases; and the Regional Services Branch that handles most of the direct services to low-income residents, including CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs and WIC services.

Our branches are dedicated to “engaging individuals, families and communities to protect and improve health and wellbeing” to make Shasta County a great place to live for all our residents.

https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/

Bridges to Housing

Bridges to Housing is committed to getting our most vulnerable homeless citizens off of the streets and directly into housing. Our combination of casework, subsidies and client accountability has proven to be effective. We have helped dozens of medically fragile get into supportive housing.

Life Steps USA Program

Our Mission is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities. We do this by providing comprehensive social services to the residents of affordable housing communities. Low-income families maintain stable housing through our case management, education and emergency assistance services.

http://www.lifestepsusa.org/

Empire Recovery Center

www.empirerecoverycenter.org 

Plumas Rural Services (PRS)

Plumas Rural Services provides transitional housing services to individuals involved with Plumas County Behavioral Health. The program grew on the agency’s foundation of providing emergency shelter for those in need of temporary safe shelter and independent living skills training to support individuals requiring assistance to achieve safe, long-term, independent living situations. PRS provides a broad spectrum of human and social services that provide wrap-around support to those it serves, including like skills training; disability support and advocacy; public transportation; WIC nutrition program; child care programs; domestic violence services; young child/family mental health; youth programs; and more.

www.PlumasRuralServices.org

Plumas County Behavioral Health (PCBH)

Plumas County Behavioral Health is committed to providing accessible, timely, and culturally-relevant mental health and substance use disorder services to County residents of all ages and backgrounds.  PCBH provides Whole Person Care and Mental Health Services Act, as well as other state funding, to community partners with the goal of expanding mental health services and prevention and early intervention program delivery across Plumas County.

Plumas County Behavioral Health page:
http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=87

Plumas County MHSA page:
http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=2503

One SAFE Place

One SAFE Place provides services to victims of domestic and sexual abuse through advocacy and case management. Clients who visit our Sierra Center are assessed to determine their short term needs and long term goals toward achieving self-sufficiency.  Our services include legal assistance (TROs), shelter and safety, prevention and education, and emotional support.  OSP partners with other agencies to provide such additional services as legal, counseling and other services.

Domestic violence victims escaping their situation may be housed in our Residence from 30 to 90 days. If they meet the requirements for further housing assistance, they are entered into One SAFE Place’s Transitional Housing program.  OSP Transitional Housing, Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Housing program provides supportive housing services to victims of domestic violence for up to 12 months as they face homelessness within Shasta County.  Qualified clients may also receive assistance with utility and housing deposits to maintain their housing status.  The end goal is the help establish self-sufficiency, permanent housing, and integration into the community for these clients.

Shasta County Housing and Community Action

Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs offers a variety of program to assist the low income in attaining self-sufficiency.  Programs such as Housing Choice Voucher program and Tenant Based Rental Assistance allow for renters to retain their housing to fit the needs of their budget while living in decent, safe and sanitary housing.  Programs such as First-Time Homebuyer Assistance allows for the low-income residents of Shasta County to fulfill the ultimate goal of homeownership, and programs such as Housing Rehabilitation allow for low-income homeowners to have repairs made to their homes without incurring a cost that is unmanageable.  Shasta County provides HMIS administration to the 7 county Continuum of Care, as well as the executive director is also the CoC Chairman.

Redding Veteran’s Resource Center (RVRC)

Redding Veterans Resource Center is now in its fifth year of operation. We are the sole provider of the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families program (SSVF) in the far Northern California area. Since opening, the SSVF grant has enabled us to stabilize housing, or house the vast majority of the Veterans and their families who have participated in our program.

We work closely with the Veterans Administration Clinic, other VA services and local community partners to provide a wraparound model of services. The services provided utilize a holistic and individualized approach that is, family driven, culturally competent, and community based. RVRC is a committed participant in the Continuum of Care , Project Homeless Connect, North Valley Stand Down, and many other programs that support and aid veterans. You may contact us at 530-223-3211.

 Siskiyou County Health and Human Services

The Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency provides a wide array of social services, mental health services, substance use disorder services, public health services, emergency preparedness and income assistance. The Agency was formed in 2013 in response to the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors’ vision to integrate and deliver comprehensive health services.

People of Progress

People of Progress has been serving Shasta County since 1973 with a mission to strengthen individuals, families and our community with particular emphasis on issues affecting low-income persons.  Annually, our food bank and resource center serves 14,000 people with food for 230,000 meals, 5,000 clothing items, 500 blankets, countless diapers and 8,000 targeted referrals.  We also help clients form a game plan and connect them to other services. Our thrift store and private donations provide the majority of funding for our programs, and because of food donations, it only costs us 7 cents per meal to provide food.

 www.peopleofprogress.org