HOME Resource Center in Hollister. File photo by Noe Magaña.


COVID-19 outbreak hits homeless shelter

No new clients will be accepted while those exposed are in quarantine.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves $250K for homeless shelter

Funding will help maintain daily operations, which have switched to a 24-hour schedule since shelter-in-place went into effect.

Linda Lampe, owner of outreach center My Father’s House and pastor with Hollister Community Outreach, prepares food for Hollister homeless. File photo by John Chadwell.


Outreach to homeless residents continues during COVID-19

Facilities change standard procedures to provide care for San Benito County’s transient population.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Thanksgiving gatherings to feed those in need

Several Hollister organizations hosting holiday celebrations for residents and guests.

Alma Smith spoke at the Sept. 16 Hollister City Council meeting and said she never thought she would end up in a homeless shelter. Photos by John Chadwell.


Homeless shelter residents praise program

Two describe their stay at the HOME Resource Center.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.


Homeless population drops in new count

It’s the second lowest number in San Benito County since 2011.

New section of county building that house Whole Person Care and the HOME Resource Center. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


HOME Resource Center open house showcases new facilities

Phase Two development includes laundry, kitchen and computer lab.

Gloria Hernandez meets with social worker Noemi Perez before going to an appointment. Photo provided by Cyrena Salinas/Whole Person Care.

County program aims at reducing emergency visits

Through departmental collaboration, Whole Person Care works to help clients gain independence.

Photo provided by Community Services and Workforce Development.

Funding available for programs working to address homelessness

$150,000 expected to be available for San Benito County via the California Emergency Solutions and Housing program.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.


County considers housing homeless in modular building

Woman shares how shelter and services have helped her since August.

Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.


Homeless census conducted in San Benito County

Count enables HUD to determine local funding needs.

Crew hard at work. Photo provided by shelter operator Community Homeless Solutions.


Homeless ready to work

San Benito County is partnering with Community Homeless Solutions to operate a new program aimed at providing homeless with employment opportunities.

Tractor with bucket set down near three transient camps. Staff photo.

Hollister city employee injured while clearing out homeless encampment

Oct. 4 incident occurred near railroad tracks by cannery.

Beds at the HOME Resource Center, the region's homeless shelter on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


More planned for H.O.M.E. Resource Center in Hollister

The county has secured a near $5 million grant for Phase Two of the homeless shelter.