Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) a partner in 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). See a fact sheet about the team’s overall COVID-19 response.
We are also working in close coordination with the Sacramento County Department of Public Health and community partners to encourage people experiencing homelessness to get COVID-19 vaccines as they become available.
What we’re doing to increase vaccination rates:
SSF is taking part in the COVID-19 Community Health Project (CCHP), a state-wide initiative facilitated by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services. The project supports our most vulnerable communities by providing information about how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and build vaccine confidence.
Visit our webpage for more information, resources and toolkits.
On April 13, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine.
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 Feb. 28, 2020.
The 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.