Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa and Burbank Housing are partnering to create Caritas Village, which will include a Family Support Center and Homeless Services Center located in downtown Santa Rosa. The comprehensive housing-focused homeless support services facility will total approximately 46,587 square feet and will provide an emergency shelter, a day center, transitional living space, wraparound services, health services, and administrative offices.
Caritas Village will replace Catholic Charities’ aging facilities on Morgan and A Streets which currently serve 2,000 people a year. This is a long-term solution to the crisis of homelessness in Sonoma County. It will help get twice as many people off the streets and into permanent housing each year.
Caritas Village has been designed with enhanced neighborhood safety and security in mind, including 24/7 onsite management, improved lighting and safety features, and inner courtyards for program participants. Project funding is coming through a variety of federal, state, and philanthropic sources.