News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2021

5.06.21

City Team Focuses Efforts on Encampments at Yolanda Ave and Morgan St

Prompted by health and safety concerns, the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) focused efforts on an encampment at Yolanda Avenue over the last week of April and first week of...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

4.22.21

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With the arrival of increased vaccine availability and restored homeless shelter beds at Santa Rosa’s new Shelter Annex, the City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for individuals experiencing homelessness in late April 2021 and over the next ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

3.11.21

During the week of 3.8.21, the team from the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) focused on an encampment at Jennings Park. Closure and clean-up of the encampment occurred on Tuesday, following more than a week of outreach to provide unsheltered...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

1.12.21

An additional three positive COVID-19 test results have been received at the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter as of January 6, 2021, resulting in 14 positive test results at the shelter since mid-December 2020. Testing was prompted after an individua...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

4.15.21

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The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

2.25.21

The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) resumed efforts this week to resolve an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. This action followed a second round of COVID-19 testing at the encampment that resulted in no additional ca...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

2.11.21

Actions planned for this week by the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) to close an encampment in the Industrial Drive area have been paused following confirmation on Monday that six individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested po...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

3.4.21

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach Team (HOST)...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input during the public ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

1.28.21

The City took action in advance of this week’s forecasted Flash Flood event to help relocate homeless community members along the Prince Memorial Greenway (PMG) into shelter as well as clear trash and debris from along the creek’s edge...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

11.19.20

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary measure amid COVID-...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

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Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

1.21.21

Shelter intakes at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter are scheduled to resume Jan. 23. This date is two weeks after the last positive COVID-19 test finding at the shelter and follows 14 confirmed cases at the shelter beginning in mid-...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

1.14.21

Update on Actions to Address Encampments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter intakes are currently on hold at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter due to some shelter residents recently testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, efforts to r...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

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The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) will reopen to new shelter intakes on Friday, August 27, 2021, providing emergency temporary sheltering to those experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa. The facility was closed to intakes on July 2 afte...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

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The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) will reopen to new shelter intakes on Friday, Aug 27, providing emergency temporary sheltering to those experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa. 

The facility, which is o...

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