The preliminary results of the 2013 count of homeless people in Sonoma County will be presented to the board of Supervisors this morning. And, as Bruce Robinson reports, the news is mostly grim.
Peter Connery of Applied Survey Research, which conducts similar studies for other counties and cities in California and beyond, says that despite the worrisome figures in his 2013 for Sonoma County, the programs in place here have helped prevent matters from becoming even worse.
For a broader view of homelessness in America, you can read the annual report on the issue, prepared by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. In Sonoma County, the leading organization working on homelessness is the Task Force on the Homeless, which has updated its downloadable Homeless Resource Guide, available in both English and Spanish.