With its mild climate and high cost of living, Santa Barbara County has a large population of people living on the streets. SBACT 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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The Alameda Park Care & Referral Center team has been working on reunification for our friends without homes at Alameda Park.
In 2018 the Alameda Park Collaborative gained significant traction as both a growing service to the community on the streets as well as a formal partnership of local advocates.
In the 2017-2018 school year SBACT has intentionally partnered with Westmont in many new and exciting ways.
Once people have secure space they can begin to consider how to get well in other areas – including making wise long-term decisions.
Over the past few years Laguna Blanca students have become engaged at the park through an original relationship with Common Ground and AmeriCorps...
I believe students can be bold in discovering avenues for to advocate for the local poor...
I’m not getting any younger, so it has become my intention to equip the next generation to continue the work of living amongst those who live on the edge of society...
In the midst of our vision growing for our Alameda Park Meal Sharing, there have been new challenges in 2016/2017.