Homeless Issues 111 pt2

UP-SIDE

Only Kindness, Inc. fka the Community Resource Center has a new home!  We have been 100% mobile operations for the past couple of years and the Placerville Police Department generously offered us some shared office space at no cost so we jumped on it!  We can be found Thursday and Fridays at the Police Substation located at 1488 A Broadway right next to the Dollar Tree Store. Our service hours are from 11-3. 
 
We still offer whatever services we can to our homeless population including housing assistance when funds are available, ID’s, free phones for those who qualify and advocacy services in general.  Now, thanks to JSS, we have tents and bags, too.  We encourage those in need to call us at
530.344.1864 and make an appointment.  Walk Ins welcome on Fridays from 12-3.
 
Rene Evans
 

If I might importantly add, the Placerville Police are not involved in any way with the operation of Only Kindness at this location. No cops around!

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DOWN SIDE

Good Afternoon,
The president (Trump) has released his budget for 2018.  Included in the budget process are agencies and grants that El Dorado County has used to support community in multiple ways.  
 Below is a partial list of programs that the administration is seeking to remove all funding that causes us great concern:
Health and Human Services
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Community Services Block Grant 
        Health Professions and Nursing Training Programs 
       
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
Housing and Urban Development
       
Community Development Block
        HOME Investment Partnerships Program 
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Development Assistance Earmarked Appropriations for Non-Profit Organizations Other
        National Endowment for the Arts 
       
National Endowment for the Humanities 
 
William Roby
El Dorado Foundation

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UP-SIDE

Thank you, THANK YOU! County of El Dorado:
Yep, the Nomadic Shelter received the check of $10,500.00, and change that was promised in November of 2016. WE got it!!!!!!!! It will be put to use in the up-coming winter months.

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JSS and Ron Sachs questioned
I have been hit with “What makes you some kind of an expert on the homeless?” I will allow the California State Assembly to speak for me.
                                
“ In Recognition of Your service, dedication and hard work as one of the founding Members of the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. Your work has touched thousands of individuals throughout the San Gabriel Valley and you will truly be missed..”

That went on for 25 years. First 18 years as president. I picked up some things in that time. 😉

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El Dorado County now has hired a person who has graduate education in Homelessness.
Welcome Daniel Del Monte
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Homeless Outreach Team.
The El Dorado County Sheriff Dept now is “HOT”
 

This is law enforcement helping ALL citizens, even our citizens who have the very least. Yes the Sheriff Dept. is reaching out to the homeless population with advice, resources available, and most importantly, understanding. God bless you guys! (“Guys” as in male and female deputies 😉

Thanks Sheriff D’Agostini!