Mission: The gathering inn ministers to immediate and long term needs of the underserved in placer county, ca through emergency nomadic shelter, case management, medical and dental services, substance abuse programs, a no cost clothing closet, substance abuse programs and a day center.
Results: •The Gathering Inn provides over 17,000 warm and safe nights of service per year to over 500 homeless people. •33% of those provided shelter and food are women with children, 2% are seniors. •30% of those receiving shelter find permanent housing. •Although the program is just six months old, The Gathering Inn's Community Medical Clinic has already served 436 people with medical care.
Target demographics: homeless children, families, and adults
Geographic areas served: Placer County
Programs: Nightly shelter and meals: this includes daily use of showers, access to personal hygiene sundries, clean socks and underwear, storage of belongings, daily transportation to and from the host churches, bedding and overnight trained supervision. 16,394 bed nights and meals were provided. A total of 368 individuals participated in the program including 109 women, 21 children and 33 transitional youths (ages 19-25). Of the guests we served this year, 49 had physical disabilities, 44 were veterans, 29 came from jail or prison (homeless prevention). 111 were victims of domestic violence and 121 guests were placed in housing during the year, a 33% placement rate.
the gateway community resource center: is open 8 a. M. To 4 p. M. Monday through friday. Access is available to the community. Computers are available for resume writing, job searches, email access and computer skills instruction. Life skills, family relationships, anger management, sober living and co-occuring disorder training and classes are given. Referrals: to available transitional housing, to supportive houseing and apartments, to placer county mental health and other assistance programs such as general relief, medi-cal and food stamps. The center also provides daytime relief from inclement weather, social interaction, case management, workshops and other skill opportunities. The program participants are required to attend certain classes and must be working toward personal goals such as employment, housing and sobriety. Access to recovery, alcolholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous meetings are an integral part of the program. This is not a respite facility. It is a place to stabilize oneself and move up and out of poverty and homelessness. 14,650 persons signed in at the resource center during the year.
interim care program: the gathering inn maintains a post-hospitalization care facility. It provides a special shelter for people who need to recover after being discharged from placer county hospitals. This facility ensures that homeless patients are given the dignity to recover in a stable environment following hospitalization treatment for illnesses or injuries. Hospitals are prohibited from releasing patients to the streets. The icp provides a solution to this issue for both the recovering patients and the local hospitals. The facility can accomodate 5 guests and one house manager (formerly a homeless person) at a time. The recovery times vary. Some guests are with us for several months, while others remain just a short time.
other program services expenses relate to the community clothes closet and medical clinic square footage allocation of interest, depreciation, insurance and utilities.