Covid-19 Shot Locations😃

Covid-19 Shot Locations

The following schedule is confirmed for the California State Public Health contracted mobile vaccination unit, SnapNurse, which is offering free, no appointment needed, COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics throughout El Dorado County for a limited time. There are more tentative dates and sites pending. Pfizer (age 12+) and J&J (age 18+) are available at all SnapNurse Mobile Clinics.
 
Please pass this information on to help make sure the people that need and want this information will hear about these opportunities. Feel free to make flyers, post on social media, or communicate whichever way works best for you to help spread the word. 
 
You can also follow El Dorado County Government on Facebook, 
https://www.facebook.com/ElDoradoCountyNews, and County of El Dorado on Twitter, https://twitter.com/CountyElDorado, for more updates. For other COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites in your area visit https://myturn.ca.gov. Lastly, anyone age 12 and older is welcome to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine at 931 Spring Street Public Health Clinic (upstairs).
 

Saturday, July 3rd, 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-5pm, El Dorado Beach – 1004 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe 96150
Tuesday, July 6th, 9am-12pm and 1-5pm, Georgetown Fire Station 61 – 6281 Main Street, Georgetown 95634
Wednesday, July 7th, 9am-12pm, Ponte Palmero – 3081 Ponte Morino Dr, Cameron Park 95682
Wednesday, July 7th, 3-7pm, Holiday Market – 4653 Mt Aukum Rd, Placerville 95667
Thursday, July 8th, 11am-2pm and 3-7pm, Forklift Market  – 3333 Coach Ln, Cameron Park 95682
Saturday, July 10th, 3-7pm, Holiday Market – 5030 Ellinghouse Dr, Cool 95614
Tuesday, July 13th, 3-7pm, Bijou Elementary School  –  3501 Spruce Ave, South Lake Tahoe 96150
Wednesday, July 14th, 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-5pm, El Dorado Beach – 1004 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe 96150
Saturday, July 17th, 11am-2pm and 3-7pm, Nugget Market –  4500 Post St, El Dorado Hills 95762
Monday, July 19th, 12-2pm, Grizzly Flats Community Church – 5601 Sciaroni Rd, Grizzly Flats 95636
Tuesday, July 20th, (time TBD), Western Slope Health Center – 3280 Washington St, Placerville 95667
Wednesday, July 21st, 11am-2pm and 3-7pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center – 4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills 95672
Tuesday, July 27th, 9am-12pm and 1-5pm, Georgetown Fire Station 61 – 6281 Main Street, Georgetown 95634
Wednesday, July 28th, 3-7pm, Holiday Market – 4653 Mt Aukum Rd, Placerville 95667
Thursday, July 29th, 9am-12pm, Ponte Palmero – 3081 Ponte Morino Dr, Cameron Park 95682
Friday, July 30th, 11am-2pm and 3-7pm, Forklift Market  – 3333 Coach Ln, Cameron Park 95682
Saturday, July 31st, 3-7pm, Holiday Market – 5030 Ellinghouse Dr
, Cool 95614
 

Thank you and Happy 4th of July weekend!
 

  

Issue #179 😃Homeless Update

Shariff Dept. HOT (Homeless Outreach Team) and Placerville Police have started their collaborative back up. We began again on June 16th.
 
From the left: Marshall Medical, Community Health Workers attending to any and all medical issues a homeless person might have. Then we, have JSS giving out the necessary hygiene items necessary to survive on the street; mainly toilet paper, underwear, and socks being the most needed items. Then The Upper Room passing out burritos Then the Sheriff Dept as well as Placerville Police recording and assisting the homeless population in any way they can. The HOT gatherings will continue throughout the year, done periodically.
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JSS and Marshall Medical working with “SnapNurse” a cooperative entiy of the California State and El Dorado County working together in giving Covid-19 shots to our rural residents. Marshall and JSS come along and give medical advice to all those who take the Covid-19 shot. Ron gets the vital signs before Shaunda does the medical advising.
 
Shaunda Crane, the leader of the Marshall Medical gang and a State representative on site in Grizzly Flats on June 24th. Just having fun.
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And yes, John, Brian and Richard are serving the homeless population while at the Upper Room on Mondays and Thursdays, and Ron at the “Open Door” project in Sly Park. Then with Marshall Med. Community Health workers.

THIS IS WHERE YOUR DONATIONS END UP, on the street to the homeless and at-risk persons in our community.
 

 

Urgent action needed/Act NOW😳


ACTION NEEDED NOW

I must make it clear that the mission of JSS is to serve the homeless and at-risk persons in our community with the most basic needs. What they need right now.

Back in 2012 when I was a member of the CoC, Continuum of Care, we talked of our wishes together but nothing was done. In those days the
Upper Room served food, CRC, Community Resource Center under Rene Evans, was the only place doing any meaningful service for the Homeless population. Bring Rene back. The Nomadic Shelter was a truly community effort working every winter with volunteer help. Hangtown Haven was sheltering the cooperative homeless population. Christ Like Services was an open house catch-all location for the homeless. The County was just marginally involved. Placerville City would work with us or against us depending on the political flow of the time. And, yes, yes, JSS was on the streets giving freely the necessities for life on the streets.

Now the County is much involved, with a full-time “Homeless Coordinator,”  a very expanded CoC with a professional legal arm very much involved with walking the minefield of government bureaucracy to obtain government funds coming into El Dorado County.  The “Room Key” program has taken over the “Hangtown Haven” project. And the others?
 

Now where are we? What is needed right now.

THESE ARE THE BASICS!

No 1. A Navigation Center, “Knowledgably” staffed, like the old CRC. A place to go for information, emergency help, direction as to where to go from the place I now find myself. Educational classes aimed at fulfilling one’s immediate needs and planning for the future. The County has money for that program in the amount of $273,000.00.

No 2. A Winter Shelter. The Nomadic Shelter of the past no longer exists. That money, as I remember, about $15,000.00, two transportation vans, mattresses and blankets, that were donated to the Nomadic Shelter, were taken over by a private organization that is known as Housing El Dorado. Is Housing El Dorado Inc. going to set up this winter’s sheltering the homeless like the “Pathways” project of this last winter? Or who is going to take on that responsibility this winter? The largest problem of the past was location of a shelter site.

El Dorado County has around 600 homeless persons, and that has remained about the same since JSS took the censes 10 or so years ago. About 54% male and 45% female with the 1% non-committed.


         You are urged to contact our County Homeless                                 Coordinator, Alyson McMillian,                                                 alyson.mcmillian@edcgov.us :
as well as your County Supervisor, urging them to begin to act on these two issues NOW.


There are other important issues, like receiving 70 government housing vouchers but having no houses to put people in. But these two above are of the most important issues that will take time to
implement. We need to get started NOW.

BTY, I commend the BOS and our new County Homeless Coordinator on the efforts and progress of providing for our homeless population. A GREAT change from the past.

Ron Sachs

Homeless/At-Risk and Covid-19

Hard to believe!
It is happening!


After years of planning, disappointments, promises, fabrications, and everything except progress in addressing the homeless challenges in El Dorado County, we now have a beam of bright ideas and actual progress.

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Tackling the Covid-19 virus issue is the Community Health Workers
Headed up by Marshall Medical

 
          At Pioneer Bible Church for our 2nd round

 

After a long day at the Georgetown Library
Our 3rd round with more to come.
This program also offers Blood Pressure reading, as well as a Glucose testing, (sugar).


We are headed out to Grizzly Flats on June 24th.
 

BTW: The Tahoe region has the largest number infected by the virus, 2,696, but Placerville has recorded the most deaths, 45.

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The Upper Room is providing showers for our homeless population now on a regular schedule. And JSS is there two days a week with their hygiene offerings and clothing.

The inventory of the homeless population in greater Placerville area is 97 persons as reported by Placerville police.

There is talk about the conversion of the deserted Armory into low-cost housing with “Navigation” facilities, targeting the homeless population.
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JSS in need, Sorely

              Emergency has arisen for JSS.

John Dutton has volunteered with JSS for about 8 years, working at various positions within JSS. Well, his 28-year-old car just gave up the ghost. DEAD! In the last three years John has been one of our clothing distributors. Going out each week distributing all the different sizes and variances of clothing we have to offer the homeless population of El Dorado County.
              
He needs a used truck or SUV so he can continue to serve the Counties homeless population.

If you know of one at a very reasonable price, or better yet a free donation, please contact Ron at 530-503-5033.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ron Sachs

 
 

Public Health Short Comings



       Understanding our Charges and Public Health

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… www.edcchc.org … for Covid vaccination is useless to a large portion of our “at-risk” population. They do not have a computer or internet access. They rely on their “Church Family” or “Group Family.” That “Family” knows who has what as well as the specific needs of those who don’t have phones, computers, etc. so they, as a group or individual, give assistance to those who need outside help. Only the “Church Family” or the “Group Family” has access to this portion of our population.

 
 Sandie Hanson of Pioneer Bible Church agrees with Ron’s observations about our community, and said it extends to the elderly in general. Many seniors she knows have experienced not just social isolation but nearly solitary confinement for over a year.  I am dumbfounded by the way vaccination appointments can ONLY be made by those who have email or cellphones.  The majority of people I know in their late 70’s and above (the current “Target Market”) do not use these means of communication.  That they are unable to use a phone to make an appointment seems cruel.
               
We must make decisions keeping in mind that not all people have the same advantages that we each enjoy. El Dorado County has large areas of “rural living” in the “South County,” “North County,” and the “High County” They/We are all worthy of consideration.


Do our County officials, our County Health, and our local hospital understand that? There is a mistaken assumption that everyone has the same access to what we ourselves have. That is not true.

If I may? Ron started JSS by starting to service  this church 16 years ago. I saw very old friends while I was in service to them on Friday.

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Showers are being made available at the Upper Room on Wednesday at 4:45 through the “Pathways” program: Advance Check-in necessary. Then we look forward to showers, Saturday and Sundays, at the Upper Room parking area, very soon, thanks to Discovery Church in El Dorado Hills. Bless them ALL!
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OK, Ron misplaced his notes for this month. Sorry for a shortened edition.
PLEASE, ALL, KEEP ACTIVE!

 

Covid Shot Locations



The Community health workers and their on-site program directed by Shaunda Crane of Marshall Hospital.
              
The Community Health Workers are getting Covid-19 shots to our homeless, at-risk and underserved communities in El Dorado County. This service to our community is provided only when vaccine is available and opportunities present themselves. When vaccine is made available it has to be used and in multiples of 5.  Shots given last week at the Upper Room – 40; Walmart and Cameron Park Safeway – 50; Georgetown/Camp Chiquita – 50; El Dorado Hills – 50; A total of 190 person vaccinated. This is achieved by a group of volunteers from different organization that have banded together into one functional group know as the Community Health Workers under direction on Shaunda Crane of Marshall Medical.
               

Coming up:
Tuesday 3/30; 3-5pm: Upper Room Dining Hall, Placerville, Ca (20 doses)
Thursday 4/01;12-2: Cool Pharmacy, Cool, CA (50 doses) 
Friday 4/02; 12-2: Georgetown Library, Georgetown Ca (then a drive to Buckeye after) (50 doses total) 
                                    
 

Covid needs to Go

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Why not Showers for the homeless and at-risk population??
Warm weather coming up.

 
We have available portable shower units with attached toilets facilities. Why aren’t they in use now? 
 

The concerns:
 
Location: Need an open sewage inlet. Need electricity outlet; although a generator is available.
Towels and wash cloths: Need to be collected, need to be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Towel and wash cloth must be available for each person taking a shower.
Supervision of the persons coming to take a shower: Sanitize each shower unit after each use. Spray each unit with sanitizer. Keep persons taking the shower orderly.
Clean clothing for each person after they have showered: Items and sizes need to be considered.
 

Any Volunteers? Or groups to take on the responsibility? We have the units ready to go.

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“Pathways” winter sheltering is now over. We thank Green Valley church, Upper Room, and the “Pathways” group for their dedication under very difficult times.
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NOW, will the Sheriff Dept. and the Board of Supervisors together with the CoC make doable plans to provide for our Homeless and At-Risk population in El Dorado County. Those who are sent to our County for parole from jail/prisons are law enforcements problems. Let the Sheriff deal with them. Our “Homeless and At-Risk” population is our puzzle to solve.

Thank you, Ron Sachs
 

Covid Update



The Community health workers and their on-site program directed by Shaunda Crane of Marshall Hospital.
              
The Community Health Workers are getting Covid-19 shots to our homeless, at-risk and underserved communities in El Dorado County. This service to our community is provided only when vaccine is available and opportunities present themselves. When vaccine is made available it has to be used and in multiples of 5.  Shots given last week at the Upper Room – 40; Walmart and Cameron Park Safeway – 50; Georgetown/Camp Chiquita – 50; El Dorado Hills – 50; A total of 190 person vaccinated. This is achieved by a group of volunteers from different organization that have banded together into one functional group know as the Community Health Workers under direction on Shaunda Crane of Marshall Medical.
               

Coming up:
Tuesday 3/30; 3-5pm: Upper Room Dining Hall, Placerville, Ca (20 doses)
Thursday 4/01;12-2: Cool Pharmacy, Cool, CA (50 doses) 
Friday 4/02; 12-2: Georgetown Library, Georgetown Ca (then a drive to Buckeye after) (50 doses total) 
                                    
 

Covid needs to Go

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Why not Showers for the homeless and at-risk population??
Warm weather coming up.

 
We have available portable shower units with attached toilets facilities. Why aren’t they in use now? 
 

The concerns:
 
Location: Need an open sewage inlet. Need electricity outlet; although a generator is available.
Towels and wash cloths: Need to be collected, need to be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Towel and wash cloth must be available for each person taking a shower.
Supervision of the persons coming to take a shower: Sanitize each shower unit after each use. Spray each unit with sanitizer. Keep persons taking the shower orderly.
Clean clothing for each person after they have showered: Items and sizes need to be considered.
 

Any Volunteers? Or groups to take on the responsibility? We have the units ready to go.

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“Pathways” winter sheltering is now over. We thank Green Valley church, Upper Room, and the “Pathways” group for their dedication under very difficult times.
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NOW, will the Sheriff Dept. and the Board of Supervisors together with the CoC make doable plans to provide for our Homeless and At-Risk population in El Dorado County. Those who are sent to our County for parole from jail/prisons are law enforcements problems. Let the Sheriff deal with them. Our “Homeless and At-Risk” population is our puzzle to solve.

Thank you, Ron Sachs
 

What is coming😃 new

Ready for the Spring & NEW Challenges

 
                 
The team                               Colleen       
           John and Brian                                     Richard 
       

           Ron             Secretary:Doris/Prez:Ron/Treasurer;Fred
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“Things“ are in the works for major changes for the “Homeless” and “At-Risk” population in the up-coming Spring and Summer………… JSS is ready!” 


As the administration at the Pollock Pine Room Key program changes on April 1st to the Tahoe Coalition, JSS will still be involved, going there every Monday at noon to offer what we have to those enrolled in that program. Also the Pathways program, winter shelter program involving the Upper Room and Green Valley Church, will end on April 1st. Wherever those persons go for the rest of the year, JSS will be there to help.

As the Covid restrictions ease and most of our population get vaccinated,
JSS will be out with the “OnSite Health Services,” in tandem with Marshall Hospital, going to our county Libraries and other locations where the homeless and the at-risk citizens of our county can congregate.

We are grateful for both the
County government as well as Marshall Hospital for stepping up with their concerns and participation in caring for our Homeless and At-Risk population.

All of these undertakings by
JSS are only possible by your participation, donations, and the generous contribution of the LDS Deseret Industries for providing most of our clothing needs.

GOD BLESS US ALL!

Homeless Update



El Dorado County is stepping up with services made available to our “Homeless and “At-Risk” population with a coordinated effort with the County and with Marshall medical. Yep, JSS will be there also.
      
 

Shandra Cane of Marshall Medical with her group of hospital volunteers will be going out with their
“OnSite Health Services.” Going to our county Libraries and other locations where the homeless and the at-risk citizens of our county can congregate. They will be giving medical advice and do  minor testing along with medical suggestions.
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Let’s talk about Covid-19 in your area of the county. In the Tahoe basin we have had 2396 infected persons. El Dorado Hills have had 1973 infected persons. Greater Placerville has had 1657 infected persons. These are our epicenters. With 51% of the infected are between 18-49 years old.
100 deaths in the county so far.

And you thought that the “older” persons were the greatest risk. The “older folks” follow safety measures. They stop at stop signs to be safe for themselves and for others. They wear masks to be safe for themselves and for others. They stay 6 ft apart to be safe for themselves and for others.
The County is now opening up with limited restrictions. Who will screw it all up by disregarding safety precautions? And backwards we go again ☹

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I am SOOoooooo tired of my own cooking, and have had it with hamburgers of all types, and pizza of all types, I just want to go to a Chines restaurant for something different for a change. Friday my favorite Chinese Restaurant will open for indoor dining and Doris and I will be there!

BTW please check out the
JSS web site. Mainly we have changed “Homeless” with “Homeless & At-Risk” persons. Thanks to Shandra Cane again.
 
We can’t lose site of our goals. Our inspiration to honor Matthew 25:40.
  

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did for me.