The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), operated by Catholic Charities and funded by the City of Santa Rosa, is expanding access to clean showers and bathrooms for persons experiencing homelessness. As of October 4, 2018, the Clean Start Program began offering access to mobile bathroom-shower units on Thursdays, 10am-1pm in the parking lot at Southwest Community Park, 1698 Hearn Ave, Santa Rosa. The mobile shower units are also available for use on Saturdays, 10am-1pm in the City Hall parking lot.
Clean Start Mobile Bathroom-Shower Schedule
Beginning Oct. 4, 2018
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm, Southwest Community Park
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm, City Hall Parking Lot
HOST is a street outreach team that works to engage persons experiencing homelessness into services and housing in collaboration with the Police Department’s Downtown Enforcement Team (DET) and other service providers, such as Social Advocates for Youth. The City Council funded this pilot effort starting in August 2015 and continuing through June 2019. HOST served nearly 700 people during the past year.
HOST’s Clean Start Program, in addition to providing access to clean showers and bathrooms, serves as an outreach tool to further HOST’s efforts to engage persons experiencing homelessness in our community into services. Catholic Charities owns and operates the trailer, which is 16 feet long by 7 feet wide and has two bathroom-shower units.
For questions about the HOST program or other efforts supported by the City to address homelessness in our community, contact Elaine Gutsch, Housing and Community Services, at 707-543-3308 or [email protected]. To make a referral to the HOST program, call 1-855-707-HOST (4678) or email [email protected].
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