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County to Pay For Case Workers at Homeless Shelter

It’s being called a positive step toward helping the homeless in Nevada County. The Behavioral Health Department will be hiring two mental health service coordinators, which will be staffed full time at Hospitality House. The non-profit homeless shelter is full with over 50 guests every night, and has been in a funding shortage since losing some grant money. Nevada County Behavioral Health Director Rebecca Slade says having case workers over there isn’t new…

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Slade says those workers, who will be hired by Turning Point Providence Center, which contracts with the county, will be busy once they are hired and in place…

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And even after people are re-housed, they will continue to provide support by helping to build respectful tenant/landlord relationships. In addition to the service workers, the county has also increased their contract with Hospitality House by 44-thousand dollars to help with general operating expenses. Slade says the hiring process will begin immediately, and is hopeful the service workers will be in place in a month or two.


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