The Alliance is a collaborative entity formed early this year to align homeless services, planning, and funding among stakeholders in Stanislaus County
On May 9th the first Stanislaus Homeless Alliance meeting was held, kicking off a critically important partnership in the community. The Alliance is a collaborative entity formed early this year to align homeless services, planning, and funding among stakeholders in Stanislaus County. The group consists of several community leaders representing organizations or agencies that work to end homelessness.
In December of 2018, the community approved this structure to align efforts and streamline the process of making funding decisions in the County aimed at addressing homelessness. The Alliance includes City and County elected officials and nonprofit leadership as well as community members concerned with a growing homeless population in our communities. Participation includes representation from Stanislaus County, City of Modesto, City of Turlock, City of Ceres, West County (Patterson/Newman), East County (Riverbank, Oakdale, Waterford and Hughson), Focus on Prevention, Community System of Care, and the Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority.
The monthly Stanislaus Homeless Alliance pubic meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to be heard and policy decisions to be made. Ideally this structure will allow County, City and Community representatives to move more rapidly in concert, to make important policy decisions impacting some of our most vulnerable. Funding opportunities and project updates will be discussed each month. Cities will be responsible to bring forth their plans and match them to the broader vision of what we want to see prioritized as a County. Most importantly, the community will now have a single public forum in which to engage on the issue of homeless strategies, programs and outcomes in Stanislaus County.
Please visit Stanislaus Community System of Care for future meeting notices and agendas for the Stanislaus Homeless Alliance.