With its mild climate and high cost of living, Santa Barbara County has a large population of people living on the streets. In partnership with the city of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Foundation, SB ACT is currently building a Santa Barbara City Homelessness Collaborative. This coalition will address regional issues of homelessness across the city and create a Common Agenda to address issues of homelessness prevention, family homelessness, and more.
SB ACT also coordinates the Alameda Park Care & Referral Center (CRC), a partnership between non-profits, government agencies, faith communities, and community members involved with supporting friends without homes through a weekly meal-sharing at Alameda Park. Altogether, the partners in the CRC provide meals, showers, healthcare & support services, and friendship to people living on the streets of SB. The Alameda Park Care & Referral Center (CRC) meets quarterly to coordinate programming, streamline resources, and keep partners accountable to the vision of holistic care.
More than a quarter of the nation's homeless population lives in California (roughly 114,000 people)
There were 1,489 individuals identified as homeless in SB County in 2017
Of these, 15% are under 18 years old
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