The City of Woodland is actively engaged in local, regional and statewide efforts to address, manage, and prevent homelessness. Collaboration with state and local public agencies, local service providers and the broader community is critical to advancing our collective efforts and leveraging limited resources to the greatest benefit.
City of Woodland HOST
Inter-departmental coordination of the City’s own homeless response and initiatives, as outlined in our adopted Homeless Action Plan is the Homeless Outreach Street Team (H.O.S.T.), under the supervision of the Woodland Police Department. City of Woodland H.O.S.T
Social Services Manager (New Sept. 2018)
A new Social Services Manager staff position was approved as part of the FY2018/19 budget. The position will be primarily responsible for coordination of the City’s homeless initiatives and programs with Yolo County, neighboring jurisdictions and service providers. The position will also assist with referrals of homeless individuals and families to available services.
Ms. Kristen Cline, a certified Mental Health Clinician, has been appointed to the position, effective September 4, 2018. She joins the City of Woodland from Yolo County’s Health and Human Services where she worked for 17 years, and most recently has been working closely as a Homeless Outreach Navigator with our City’s HOST program. Kristen can be reached at email@example.com or 530-661-7855.
Public Agency and Service Provider Coordination
Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings - Under the County’s facilitation, Woodland Police, representative from the City Manager’s Office, Dignity Health, and others meet monthly to coordinate efforts on individuals living homeless to address barriers of housing and services.
Yolo County Health and Human Services: http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services
Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition (HPAC): http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/boards-committees/homeless-and-poverty-action-coalition-hpac
Institute for Local Government: http://www.ca-ilg.org/homelessness-0
Collaboration on State Funding Opportunities
Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP): https://www.bcsh.ca.gov/hcfc/aid_program.html
No Place Like Home: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/nplh.shtml