Contra Costa County, California is taking steps to address the high rates of homelessness among women in the area. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is the main access point for most shelters for men, women and families. The CORE teams serve as an entry point to the CES for people without shelter, as they work to locate, engage, stabilize, and house chronically homeless individuals and families. Outreach teams identify people living on the street, assess their housing and service needs, and facilitate connection to shelters and services. Since eastern Contra Costa County lacks a walk-in CARE center, the best way to access shelter and other services is to call 2-1-1 and talk to a member of the CORE team.
The Homeless Council (COH) and the Health, Housing and Homeless (H) Services division of Contra Costa County Health Services are planning for recovery and new housing for those without shelter and living on the brink of homelessness. Winter Nights Family Shelter provides shelter, resources and assistance to homeless families and individuals in Contra Costa County. The county is taking several steps to address the high rates of homelessness among women in Contra Costa County. The county has implemented a coordinated entry system that allows people without shelter to participate on the street and in the camps where they live. This system provides them with services and refers them to housing and other services.
The county is also providing resources such as shelters, case management services, outreach teams, and winter nights family shelters. In addition, local organizations are providing additional support for homeless women. These organizations offer job training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, legal assistance, financial literacy classes, and more. They are also working with local businesses to create employment opportunities for homeless women. Faith-based organizations are also providing spiritual support for homeless women. These organizations provide spiritual guidance, counseling services, prayer meetings, Bible studies, and other activities that can help homeless women find hope in difficult times. Local schools are also offering educational opportunities for homeless women.
These schools offer classes such as GED preparation classes, English language classes, computer classes, job training classes, and more. Contra Costa County is taking steps to address the high rates of homelessness among women in the area. Through coordinated entry systems, resources such as shelters and case management services, outreach teams, winter nights family shelters, local organizations providing additional support for homeless women, faith-based organizations providing spiritual support for homeless women, and local schools providing educational opportunities for homeless women.