Homelessness has become a critical focus for many communities across the nation. The City of Dana Point understands the need to coordinate resources to provide services to improve the situation of homeless individuals and families living in our community. Through the recent community survey, the City learned responding to the number of homeless in Dana Point is ranked among the most important services the City can provide.
Currently, Police Services, the Public Works Department and the City Manager’s office are coordinating on a daily basis to address the situation. In addition to City staff’s efforts, the City is contracted with Mercy House to provide outreach services on a part-time basis. You can reach the outreach worker by calling (949) 441-6269.
At the direction of the Dana Point City Council, a Homeless Task Force has been formalized, through Resolution 17-09-19-03, for the purposes of working jointly with our neighboring cities, the County of Orange, nonprofit organizations, and other engaged public agencies, to create a sustainable, measurable program to eliminate the necessity of homelessness in the Dana Point regional area.
To learn more about the business of the Homeless Task Force click here. On October 25, 2017 a report was given to the Homeless Task Force by Larry Haynes, Executive Director of Mercy House on the details of the Dana Point homeless population and recommendations to consider. The presentation can be viewed here.
On June 5, 2018 the City Council adopted the Community Work Plan to Address Homelessness. We are asking that the public look at the plan and provide feedback on the document. Please let us know what you like, dislike or if there was something you felt needed to be addressed further. Please provide your feedback by emailing email@example.com.
July 2018 Statistics
|Outcome: Reduce the number of individuals on the streets of Dana Point|
|Total number of individuals contacted by Outreach||29|
|Number of individuals housed (permanent, rental, shelter, treatment) 2018||9|
|Number of individuals fallen out of housing programs 2018||4|
|Number of individuals who have been assessed for housing (active and inactive) 2018||15|
|Number of housed client follow up visits made by outreach||7|
|Number of active clients working with outreach||35|
|Number of individuals given prevention/diversion or housing resources||5|
|Number of non-resident individuals reconnected to their support system||0|
|Number of SLH/RRF releases that involved overnight support||0|
|Number of individuals that are SLH/RRF releases||7|
|Number of individuals that are early-releases from the criminal justice system||0|
|Outcome: Dana Point’s Public Spaces are welcoming and safe for residents and visitors|
|Number of ‘bins’ used to store property collected from public spaces||1.5|
|Number of hours spent by Public Works Crews addressing abandon property and engaging with homeless||29|
|Outcome: Dana Point’s residents are well informed of homeless issues|
|Number of hits to the city’s Homelessness website||147|
|Number of public information announcements/ communications efforts||5|
|Outcome: Dana Point’s Homeless say safe, healthy, law abiding while awaiting housing and services|
|Number of individuals deceased||0|
|Number of collaborative engagements with County Health Care Workers, Dana Point Police Services and other agencies assisting with case management.||73|
*Will update number of South County supportive housing units in the pipeline as soon as it is available.
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For more information on...
The FAQs of Homelessness in Dana Point click here
The effects of AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57 click here
Taking Back Our Community click here
Responsible Compassion click here
Dana Point Homes for the Homeless click here
Information on the County of Orange Care Coordination efforts click here
For more questions or concerns about this Community Outreach effort please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org