What is the City of Napa doing about homelessness?

The City directs its efforts at providing resources to those who are willing to accept help, partnering with regional organizations to address the causes of homelessness and deter unwanted behaviors. We collaborate with partner organizations to provide services and a path to self-sufficiency to those who are currently in need. We start with outreach: face-to-face dialogue to ascertain if an individual is from Napa and might have family nearby. We gather information to determine what services an individual might need and then take the appropriate steps, whether it’s a referral to Abode, a bus ticket to reconnect with family, or something else. We also provide a continual, visible, and physical presence to deter illegal activity.

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1. What is the City of Napa doing about homelessness?
2. How do we do this?
3. Who is responsible for dealing with homeless?
4. Why are there so many homeless people in the City now?
5. When should I call the police?
6. What if someone is endangering another person or appears to be in immediate danger or suffering a mental health crisis (seems very disoriented, is screaming, is destroying things)?
7. What if someone is harassing people walking by or obstructing entrance to a storefront?
8. What if I am concerned about a homeless encampment?
9. What is the best way to help the homeless?
10. What if someone is in need of clothing or shoes?
11. What if someone is hungry and asking for food or in need of a meal?
12. What if someone is homeless and in need of housing?
13. What if someone needs resources to stay in their current housing (security deposit, furniture, car repair funds, etc.)?
14. What if someone needs non-emergency medical attention?
15. What if someone is in need of mental health support?
16. What if someone is living on the street or in an encampment and needs general help?
17. What if a homeless person in not in the City of Napa, but elsewhere in Napa County?
18. What if a homeless person is a minor?
19. Who do I call if I see a someone being abused?
20. What success have we seen in Napa?