Ways to Help

A number of community members have inquired about ways they can help the Safe Social Distancing Program, and most importantly, the program participants who are among the individuals experiencing homelessness within our community. We are grateful for this generosity. Below are the ways to offer help.


Catholic Charities is seeking the following items for program participants. Donations can be dropped off at the Homeless Services Center, 600 Morgan Street. Monday through Friday during normal business hours (closed during lunch). Please do not drop off items at the Finley Community Center. NEW ITEMS ONLY PLEASE.

  • Personal hygiene items – shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrush, hand sanitizer, deodorant
  • Blankets, camp chairs
  • Non-perishable snacks – cereal/granola bars, crackers
  • Solar chargers for cell phones
  • Face masks
  • Socks, underwear, sweatpants, leggings, t-shirts, sandals/flip-flops for shower, towels
  • Gift cards to purchase items for participants


The City is not currently seeking volunteers for this Program. For volunteer opportunities with Catholic Charities please visit their website: https://www.srcharities.org/give-help/ or the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (recently merged with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership serving Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Solano counties): https://cvnl.org/volunteerism/disaster-services/#.