Homelessness: How Can I Help?

In-lieu of handing out food, clothing, or other items please consider volunteering your time or making a donation to community organizations in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County that work to end homelessness.  While reaching out directly to those in need may feel compassionate there are often unintended consequences associated with such actions.  This has been the case recently at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street underpasses where surplus donated items have accumulated on the sidewalks and into the street. 

For a comprehensive listing of community organizations please check out the Sonoma County Task Force Homeless Resource Guide or contact the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.   The Task Force also coordinates a Winter Warmth program which accepts donations of life-saving survival gear year-round.  The City is working diligently to address homelessness in our community. 

For more information please check out our Homeless Services page.