Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) is part of the Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team, which is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19. This team is a collaborative effort between Sacramento County, City of Sacramento, SSF, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) that work closely with the homeless population. See a fact sheet about the team’s overall COVID-19 response.
What we’re doing to re-house program participants:
How we protect those sheltering in place:
Sanitation stations have been installed in various encampments across the region. Click here for a full-size version. Meals and water are also being delivered to encampments.
Who we’re serving:
The demographic report shows a breakdown of the hundreds of people served by the COVID-19 Temporary Shelter System isolation/quarantine units. The data chronicles gender, age, time spent homeless, race, ethnicity and prior living situation. Our current report chronicles data from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2020.
What we’re doing:
The bi-weekly report documents progress and highlights of the COVID-19 Homeless
Response Team’s work to implement the Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Plan. See the current report.
How it works:
See our fact sheets about the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team’s efforts, including strategies for encampments, existing shelters and quarantine/isolation facilities.
How our work helps the community:
Read clients’ stories and see a short video about the impact of our COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team’s work.
See a short video about the COVID-19 Medically Supported Isolation Care Center at CalExpo.
*HOPE Collaborative, through a program funded by Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services, has established a COVID-19 peer support call center to help those with anxiety and in need of support during the pandemic. Hope Cooperative’s peer navigators are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 p.m.