Homelessness Forum and Homeless Point in Time Count

Dear Jeanne --

Here are two events we think you may be interested in:
1. League of Women Voters Housing and Homelessness Forum on January 16
2. Point In Time Count on January 24 with training throughout January

Wednesday, January 16 from Noon to 2 p.m.
Santa Barbara Library, 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara is currently in the process of updating their local “Homelessness” policy position to better reflect current best practices. As part of this process they are bringing together a panel to discuss the topic. They will provide an update on the new Home For Good Santa Barbara County Coordinated Entry System. Experts in the area will address the Coordinated Entry system including: Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Housing and discuss local data and long-term solutions. 
Panelists will include: 
  • Kimberlee Albers, Homeless Assistance Program Manager, County of Santa Barbara. 
  • Chuck Flacks, Director of Programs, PATH Santa Barbara. 
  • Rob Fredericks, Executive Director/CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. 
  • Sara Grasso, LMFT, Team Supervisor — Homeless Services, Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness.
  • Valerie Kissell, Executive Director, Youth And Family Services YMCA.
  • Emily Allen, LWVSB Social Policy Co-Chair and Program Director of the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County Home For Good Program, will moderate.
They will also discuss the 2019 Point In Time Count and opportunities for people of all experience levels to volunteer.
The forum--free and open to the public--is co-presented with the Santa Barbara Public Library. Sound is provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems. Physically accessible parking is available from the Public Garage accessed from Anacapa Street next to the Library.

The Point In Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on Thursday, January 24 from 5:00am-8:30am. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homeless. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Volunteer trainings will be held in January. Join us today. Change doesn't happen without you. 


You may attend a training in any city. Point-In-Time Count Training is required for new volunteers and strongly recommended for previous Santa Barbara County Point-In-Time Count Volunteers. The training takes one hour. If you have previously volunteered you will be provided with the PowerPoint Training by emailing [email protected] to review. 

Monday, January 7 
  • 1:00pm: Lompoc, VFW Lompoc, 100 E Locust Ave. 
  • 5:30pm: Santa Maria, Crestwood Christian Fellowship, 1265 W McCoy Lane.
Monday, January 14 
  • 5:30pm: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. 
Tuesday, January 15 
  • 6:00pm: Isla Vista, IVCD, Community Room 970, Embarcadero Del Mar. 
Wednesday, January 16 
  • 6:00pm: Lompoc, VFW Lompoc, 100 E Locust Ave. 
  • 6:30pm: Carpinteria, Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. 
Thursday, January 17 
  • 5:30pm: Santa Maria, Salvation Army, 200 W Cook St. 
  • 6:00pm: Goleta, Goleta Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave. 
Tuesday, January 22 
  • 12:00pm: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. 
  • 1:00pm: Santa Maria, Salvation Army, 200 W Cook St. 
  • 5:30pm: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. 
  • 6:00pm: Lompoc, VFW Lompoc, 100 E Locust Ave.


Thursday, January 24 from 5:00-8:30am 

  • Carpinteria: Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut St.  
  • Goleta Area: Coast Community Church of the Nazarene, 4973 Via Los Santos.
  • Isla Vista: Isla Vista Community Service District, Community Room, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar.  
  • Lompoc: Veterans Memorial Building (VFW), 100E. Locust Ave. 
  • Santa Barbara: Louis Lowery Community Center, 1212 De La Vina St. 
  • Santa Maria: Ethel Pope Auditorium, Santa Maria High School, 901 South Broadway St.
[email protected] or 805-451-5604
Home For Good Santa Barbara County supports a Coordinated Entry System, a no-wrong door, countywide system that engages and connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resources for their needs. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home for good. 
in collaboration with the United Way of Santa Barbara County and cross-sector partners.