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WHAT WE DO
Our team coordinates Housing and Homeless initiatives focused on our Behavioral Health population, in coordination with Health and Social Service Divisions, County Departments, Solano Homeless Continuum of Care and other community partners. Our purpose is to promote fully integrated independent living, self-sufficiency and resilience for the people we serve. A few of our projects include:
- The HOPE Team (Homeless Outreach Partnership and Engagement) goes to homeless encampments to engage and offers mental health supports, as well as a Street Medicine outreach team with a medical prescriber, clinician, specialist for psychiatric intervention and engagement.
- National, State and Local Housing First Homelessness initiatives, including appointments at the local Housing First Solano Continuum of Care committee and CAP Solano JPA.
- SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network and Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant
- Partnership with Law Enforcement's homeless intervention and community support teams
- MHSA Accessible Resources for the Communities’ Homeless (ARCH) for adults and transition age youth, those who are victims or at-risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
- Benefits Support & linkage to General Assistance, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/ees/
- Community housing and residential facility management and rental assistance oversight- this includes Homeless Shelters, Board & Care, Room & Boards vendors.
- Expansion and support for new housing developments and services for those with BH needs.
Email us for general Info: [email protected]
Beck Mental Health Facility
Solano County hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for new mental health residential treatment facility on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 located at the Solano County Health and Social Services campus, adjacent to 2201 Courage Drive, Fairfield.
Solano County is one of 10 California counties selected to receive two rounds of funding under SB 843, the Community Services Infrastructure (CSI) grant program, to construct a Mental Health Diversion and Adult Board and Care facility to house adult residents experiencing mental health challenges and who are either on jail diversion or homeless/at risk. SB 843 provides approximately half of the funding for this $12.5 million project, with the remaining costs covered by Public Facility fees and grant funds from the State of California Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention. The project is being delivered via the Design-Build project de-livery method using pre-manufactured building modules. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2022.
Fair Haven Commons, Fairfield: No Place Like Home units
Solano BH is excited to announce the groundbreaking on Thursday, February 17th of the Fair Haven Commons on Sunset Ave in Fairfield. This housing development will provide 72 affordable apartment homes for families and individuals; where 44 of those units are permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and have mental health needs, funded by Solano County's allocation from the California Department of Housing & Community Development No Place Like Home Program.
We are grateful for the collaboration and commitment by the Board of Supervisors, Jim Spering and Monica Brown, the developer,
MidPen Housing, along with partners and additional financing from the City of Fairfield, CA - Government , Fairfield Housing Authority, Wells Fargo Bank, the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, CAP Solano JPA, Partnership HealthPlan of California, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco , and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
Other project on the way:
Sacramento Street Apartments, Vallejo: No Place Like Home units
Solano BH is looking forward to the groundbreaking of the Sacramento Street apartments- a 75-unit development that will provide 23 permanent supportive housing units for those who are homeless and have mental health needs, funded by Solano County's allocation from the California Department of Housing & Community Development No Place Like Home Program in the greater Vallejo area. We are working with Eden Housing, the developer, as well as the City of Vallejo, CAP Solano JPA, and others. The loan closing was on October 2021 and construction begins now with an estimated completion date of late 2023.
ABOUT THE SOLANO CONTINUUM OF CARE
Resource Connect Solano streamlines access to life-changing housing and supportive resources for people in Solano County who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Individuals and families receive assessment and referral services to identify housing needs and create linkages to available services. Caminar, a California-based non-profit behavioral health services provider, serves as the operator for the Coordinated Entry System. Contact Resource Connect Solano at 707.652.7311 or email [email protected]
Community Shelters and Resources can be found here.CAP Solano JPA provides oversight and coordination of homeless and safety net services to the residents of Solano County and serves as the conduit for safety net funding support.
Housing First Solano works to end homelessness by:
- Facilitating multi-agency cooperation and coordination
- Connecting persons experiencing homelessness with housing, job, family, and medical resources
- Securing funds from the State of California, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private organizations to end homelessness
Join various committees, trainings and more by signing up to their email announcements here http://www.housingfirstsolano.org/join-us.html