Caritas Village, an ambitious vision from Santa Rosa Nonprofit Leaders Catholic Charities and Burbank Housing, will consist of two unique yet complementary facilities, Caritas Center and Caritas Homes. Through Catholic Charities’ evidence-based housing-focused service model, Caritas Center’s 46,000 square feet will include a family shelter, childcare center, drop-in center, and recuperation shelter, as well as a new health clinic partnership with Santa Rosa Community Health. All of these elements together will double the number of people Catholic Charities can transition from homelessness into permanent housing each year. Half of Caritas Homes’ 128 units will be set aside for affordable permanent housing, while the other half will be permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. The homes will be built and managed by Burbank Housing, and will eventually house people representing a diverse cross-section of the community including working singles, vulnerable seniors, veterans, and families whose income can’t keep up with the current rental market.
- Burbank Housing
- Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa