Pathways – Housing

“Immediately after entering the home my life began to change. The love and encouragement from staff and the other women there helped me gain back the self-esteem and self-respect I had lost during those difficult times.” -Former Sloan House Resident

Problem Statement:  In Sonoma County, there is a well-documented housing crisis.  Furthermore, there is a major lack of temporary housing whose sole purpose is to help residents move on to permanent housing.

Goal of the Program:   CAP’s Housing Pathways helps prepare and empower clients to move from short-term housing to permanent housing.  Focusing on stabilizing the resident’s physical, emotional and financial health, this program has been an incredibly successful model in addressing the County’s housing need.

Primary Activities:

  • Provide short term housing for women and children
  • Assistance with finding financial benefits and resources
  • Support in the employment search with skills and training
  • Services for reunification with children and other family members
  • Support with emotional, drug dependency, social behavior, parenting skills

Outcome Highlights:

  • We’ve served 425 unduplicated homeless women and children
  • We’ve helped 274 women increase their income while staying at the Sloan House & Harold’s Home
  • 230 women and children have moved into permanent housing
  • We’ve helped 182 women gain employment in Sonoma County
  • We’ve helped 28 families reunite with their children

Contact Information:


Community Action Partnership is committed in providing services to our most vulnerable community members. The housing department aligns with the agency mission of creating economic and social justice within the communities of Sonoma County.

The Pathways Housing Programs have been developed to provide a continuum of care in which participants are provided with Strengths-Based Case Management, Trauma-Informed Services and Peer Supportive Environments. The staff for our housing department is trained in the Strengths-Based Model for serving participants, focusing on the individuals’ strengths rather than their deficits. They are skilled in Motivational Interviewing techniques to assist participants through the stages of behavioral change. Our facility participants engage in Peer Support which creates a cohesive environment for positive relationships within the facilities, and a positive atmosphere for personal growth and development.

Our shelter, transitional house, and permanent supporting housing units, are clean and sober environments where recovery is supported and nurtured. The programs support the Housing First Model of ending homelessness; Housing First Models integrated with continued support services guide participants toward economic stability and self-sufficiency.

For more information on our Housing Programs, click on these links:

Temporary Housing
Low-Income Permanent Support Housing
HCA Family Fund