City Manager's Blog

Jun 27

[ARCHIVED] This City Cares

The original item was published from June 27, 2018 8:46 AM to June 27, 2018 4:17 PM

I’m excited to announce a new collaborative effort aimed at addressing homelessness in the City of Modesto.  This morning, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors adopted an action plan for the CARE (Community Assessment, Response, and Engagement) initiative, and at this week's city council meeting, local leaders heard a presentation on this emerging program.

As uncomfortable as it may be, homelessness is part of the story in this great City of Modesto, and the overall number of those experiencing homelessness in this state is growing.  A recent survey finds nearly 82% of the homeless in Stanislaus County are in Modesto.  

The City of Modesto and its community partners have rallied together to make a positive difference in this homelessness or, frequently called, humanitarian crisis.

The homeless and mental illness crisis will not be fixed overnight, but this city and its partners, is tackling it head-on.  The city will celebrate in the results with the community, and will share the stories of those being helped along the way.  View our recent News Flash for more information.

For the full CARE initiative report, and for ways you can help, visit our Modesto CARES web page.