November Homeless Action Sonoma Newsletter
Wow, November is upon us and until a week ago winter felt stalled with no rain, then the skies opened up.
First: THE BIG THING is that the County has unanimously voted to be our sponsoring entity for Homekey funding. This could potentially fund our facility for the next 4 years. Our grant writer is working around the clock to get our application in with lots of help from the state, County, and team. Does anyone have any experience with grant proposals? If so let me know, it is a daunting job.
Second: We have been working closely with the County to expedite the process for winter shelter. MIG, Inc. from Berkeley has signed on to help us with outreach, planning and permitting, as well as working with Homekey.
Third: We have reached an agreement with the property seller and should close escrow maybe tomorrow or the next day, how exciting!
Fourth: We have a contract with Quick Haven Houses to start delivery as soon as the property is graded and fenced. Can’t happen soon enough for the unhoused with winter weather upon us.
Now For the BIG picture.
Many people got washed out in the rains. We always need warm socks. We will need 18 single mattresses, pillows, and considering bunk beds (sleep up and storage under or sleep under and storage up.) We will be talking to the people who have signed up for the shelters and asking type furnishings they would like to have. When I know I get this data I will put it out there.
Volunteer Services We Can Use.
We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony in the near future followed by a lot cleanup day involving the community. We will need a lot of volunteers for the cleanup and trucks to make dump runs. If this is to work, we will need to pull together.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Homeless Action Sonoma, Inc.