1005 11th Street
Arcata, CA - 95521
1. Night Shelter.
The Arcata Night Shelter is a 20 bed emergency shelter facility for single adults. There are separate dorms designated for women and for men. The shelter is in operation 365 days a year.
Clients at the shelter are provided with showers and a warm bed, a hot dinner provided by churches in the community, and a breakfast in the morning.
Night Shelter clients also receive case management, providing crisis management and assisting clients to access medical and social services, as well as assistance in securing and moving into permanent housing.
2. Transitional Housing Program: The Transitional Housing programs serves families and individuals who are temporarily homeless. Families with children receive first priority.
Arcata House Partnership operates three houses in neighborhoods within the Arcata City limits. Each house has a capacity of six people for a total of 18 residents. A new unit under construction will house an additional four people.
To qualify for the Transitional Housing program a family or individual must:
Have a verifiable source of sufficient income to qualify for permanent housing.
Be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent.
Have a decent rental history - no evictions or history of property damage.
Be able to live cooperatively with other clients.
Be willing to assist with the care and maintenance of the house.
Be willing to participate in the Arcata House Partnership program and make securing permanent housing the first priority.
Agree to follow house and program rules.
3. Apartments First: Apartments First! is a Housing First Program for people who are chronically homeless and disabled, usually with serious mental illness. This approach centers on providing housing as quickly as possible and then adding services as needed.
Apartments First Offers:
Permanent Housing: We help each client locate and sustain affordable housing, usually in an apartment in the private rental market.
Rental Assistance: Clients pay up to 30% of their income in rent to the program; Apartments First! pays the entire amount of rent directly to the landlord.
Assessment: Prospective clients receive a brief assessment before enrollment to determined whether the program will meet the needs. Upon enrollment, each client receives a complete bio-psycho-social assessment to determine how best to support the client in remaining housed.
Support Services: Ongoing case management and housing support is provided for as long as it is needed. Each client receives weekly home visits from staff to monitor progress on long and short term goals.
Crisis intervention and Emergency Services: We will do our best to address issues that arise through mediation, education or advocacy.
Lease Addendum: The lease is in the client's name and the client is the tenant of record. Apartments First! requires that tenants sign an addendum their to lease that affirms their willingness to participate in the program.
Additional Support is available to both tenants and landlord. Our staff is available to help resolve problems.
Landlord/Tenant Education: Apartments First! helps people learn the skills necessary to become long-term successful tenants.
4. Food Assistance:
Recognizing that people experiencing homelessness lack access to food, Arcata House Partnership works with CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) to add food security to our mission.
CalFresh Outreach is accomplished through the Lunch Box food truck, which delivers nutritious meals 4 days a week, enrolling clients for CalFresh.
The Gleaner collects food and household goods from grocery stores and food producers, and delivers the food to family resource centers, the night shelter, and individuals, also encouraging CalFresh enrollment.