The REPORTER newsletter is published by the Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless and supported by contributions from the board and the community. Current issues will be posted here on the website twice a year, and mailed by request.

Editorial Guidelines:
News, personal stories, constructive critique, photos, graphics, ideas, and suggestions are warmly invited, as is information of interest to those concerned about homelessness in Sonoma County. Publication of any article will be finally determined by the Editor and is not promised. Articles are edited for length, grammar, accuracy and clarity, and may be held for a later issue.

Submissions must include the full name of the author or artist. Typed or legible handwritten articles will be accepted from authors who do not have computer access, but must be received at least one week prior to the regular deadline.

Submissions must be 500 words or less. Please email sctfhmls@pacbell.net, or mail to the Task Force for the Homeless at 3315 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa 95403. You can also fax your article to 575-4494.

Newsletter Archives (2013-2008)


Reporter Spring 2013

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In This Issue

  • Legislation That Could Change Lives
  • Join The Human Race!
  • News Notes
  • A Thousand Footsteps
  • Hats Off to Our Winter Warmth Contributors
  • Thanks to Our 2011-2013 Donors
  • Whole Foods Nickels for Nonprofits
  • Dine Out at Star Restaurant
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Funding Update
  • Save The Date: October in Paradise, October 17th!

Reporter Late Fall 2012

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In This Issue

  • Homelessness Costs Lives
  • New Partnership with Public Health Sustains
  • Winter Warmth
  • January General Meeting 2013 Homeless Count
  • October in Paradise 2012 Rocks: Save The Date for 2013
  • Health Care for the Homeless Update
  • 2012-13 Homeless Resource Guide
  • It’s Up To You!
  • 2012 Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funds
  • What’s on Service Agency Wish Lists?

Reporter Summer 2012

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In This Issue

  • Health Care for The Homeless – New Challenges
  • 2012 Spirit Awards
  • Legalize Sleep
  • October in Paradise
  • Gearing Up For Winter Warmth
  • Task Force Board Evolves
  • 2012-13 Homeless Resource Guide
  • Your Support Makes The Difference
  • Malcolm Andrews – His Life & Poetry
  • Invitation to a New sonomacountyhomeless.org

Reporter Fall 2011

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In This Issue

  • 2011 Homeless Count
  • Task Force Celebrates 30th Birthday + 2010 Achievements & 2011 Work in Progress
  • River Area Task Group Formed
  • Mill Street Supportive Housing Wins HUD Grant
  • 2011-12 Homeless Resource Guide
  • Oct 6 – Save the Date for October in Paradise
  • Local Co-Housing Project Wins Award
  • Getting Through The Rainy Season
  • To Our Volunteers & Staff
  • Heartfelt Thanks To Our 2010 Donors

Reporter Spring 2011

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In This Issue

  • Health Care for the
  • Homeless Transforms
  • Historic Donation From Luther Burbank Savings
  • Task Force Welcomes New Board Members
  • How You Can Help!
  • 2011-12 Homeless Resource Guide Is Online
  • 2011 Spirit Awards & October In Paradise
  • Task Force Celebrates 30th Anniversary: Photo Montage
  • Helping Folks Survive The Winter
  • How To House Our Homeless Neighbors
  • Service Agency Wish Lists

Reporter Summer 2010

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In This Issue 

  • Opening Doors:
  • Federal Strategic Plan 2010 Spirit Awardees
  • Open Letter From CHOW
  • October in Paradise: Fun & Treasures
  • Medical Respite Update
  • Health Care for The Homeless Launches Access System Test
  • Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
  • Foss Creek Court Opens
  • CHOW & Cloverdale Need Help
  • Prescription Discounts
  • Task Force Work in Progress:
  • – Advocacy – Funding – Education – Resource Guides – Voicemail
  • and more…

Reporter Spring 2010

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In This Issue

  • Health Care Improvements
  • New Date for October in Paradise
  • Stealth Outreach Winter Warmth
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Program
  • Volunteers & New SEP Employee Bolster Task Force
  • Task Force Board Changes & Opportunities
  • Task Force Work in Progress:
  • – Advocacy – Education – Court Homeless
  • Protocol – Voicemail
  • and more…
  • Thanks To Our 2009 Donors

Reporter Summer 2009

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In This Issue

  • Hanging On To Our Homes
  • October in Paradise Honors Leadership & Service
  • Homeless Court
  • Affordable Housing Week 2009
  • Homeless Census 2009
  • Bid for Good At New Online Auction
  • Summertime
  • Voice Mail Makes A Difference
  • Remembering Debra Stein
  • Task Force Work in Progress:
  • – Advocacy – Health Care for
  • the Homeless – Court Homeless
  • Protocol – Gearing Up for
  • Winter Warmth – Homeless
  • Resource Guides and more

Reporter Fall 2009

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In This Issue

  • Getting On Track in
  • Railroad Square
  • River Community Responds to Homelessness
  • Affordable Housing Week May 10-16
  • Join The Human Race 2-1-1 Goes Live
  • Child Homelessness in California
  • October in Paradise Turns 15!
  • New Emergency Food & Shelter Funds
  • Friedman’s Shores Up The Task Force
  • Save Money with Prescription Discount Cards
  • Task Force Work in Progress:
  • – Advocacy – Health Care for
  • the Homeless – Voicemail… & more
  • Thanks to our 2008 Donors

Reporter Fall 2008

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In This Issue

  • Vets Connect Across The County
  • Winter Warmth On A Cold, Rainy Night
  • New Board Members And Officers
  • Fetal Alcohol And Its Impact On Homelessness
  • Homelessness And Child Welfare
  • Mapping Integrated Health Care: Closing The Gaps
  • Building Bridges Between SSU & The Community
  • Charitable IRA Rollovers
  • Bid for Good At Our Online Auction
  • Homeless Service Agency Wish Lists
  • Task Force Work in Progress

Reporter Summer 2008

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In This Issue

  • Join Us in Paradise!
  • Health Care Access Gets A Boost
  • Dialogue: Sonoma County Food Not Bombs
  • Gearing Up for Winter Warmth
  • Mental Health Advocacy Alliance Invites Participation
  • Agencies Take New Names
  • Affordable Housing Week Brings HCD Director to Santa Rosa
  • Betty Bock: A Magnificent Legacy
  • Failure to Plan: Plan to Fail
  • Welcome Fawn Moran
  • Changes at Sonoma County Job Link
  • Task Force Work in Progress

Reporter Winter / Spring 2008

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In This Issue

  • Winter Warmth
  • Dialogue…
  • River Homeless Shelters
  • Breaking New Ground
  • New Task Force Board
  • Funding Awarded
  • Update From North County
  • New IRS Regulations
  • Affordable Housing Week
  • Task Force Work in Progress
  • 2007 Donor Thanks