Homelessness Solutions

Homelessness is a major and growing concern for Santa Rosa, and has been identified as one of the City Council's top priorities. However, unlike a street repair or starting a business, homelessness is a complex social issue with many contributing factors that cannot be easily or quickly solved by a single agency or organizations. Solutions require both immediate and long-term strategies, and partnerships with County agencies, community organizations, and you. We at the City of Santa Rosa want you to know what we are doing to address homelessness and to invite you to work with us to reduce homelessness in Santa Rosa. This page offers tips, resources, and information about solutions that the City is currently implementing. 

Open Letter to the Community from Mayor Coursey Regarding Homelessness
Carta Abierta a la Comunidad Sobre Personas Sin Hogar

Public Meeting Series on Homelessness Solutions 

Meeting #1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017; 4:00 PM
City of Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office (UFO), 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa
Video Recording

Meeting #2

Monday, July 31, 2017
Time and location TBD - please check back soon for an update
If you are unable to make the meeting in-person, you may submit your public comment to the City Council in writing at citycouncil@srcity.org.  Submissions made in writing will be sent to all City Council Members and will be considered part of public comment.

What is the City doing?

How Can I Help?

  • Volunteer at an organization that provides services to homeless individuals and families
  • Donate money, food and/or clothing to organizations in Santa Rosa or Sonoma County that work to reduce homelessness
  • Attend and participate in City Council, Board of Supervisors, or Community Advisory Board meetings on homelessness
  • Get involved with local advocacy groups that are working to help reduce homelessness
  • Participate in neighborhood or community clean-ups
  • Do not give money, food, clothing or other items directly to homeless individuals 

Resources for Getting Involved

2-1-1 Sonoma County
Community Advisory Board
Sonoma County Homeless Resource Guide
Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Partner Service Providers

Catholic Charities
Community Action Partnership
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

Advocacy Groups

Homeless Action
Roseland Community Building Initiative Group
Santa Rosa Together