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.

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Limited spay and neuter services offered to Hollister residents

Registration day is Feb. 8. Due to schedule changes, procedure day is now March 10.

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.

Jim Rydingsword and Enrique Arreola tried to make their case that the city should pay $200k, but the city wasn't buying it. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

County asks for $200K for homeless shelter; city counters with $129K

After explaining the county has raised nearly $3.6 million to build and operate homeless shelter, Hollister refuses to pay full $200k, the amount county figures is its fair share.

Jim Rydingsword and Enrique Arreola update Hollister and the county on homeless shelter to open Dec. 1. Photo by John Chadwell

Government / Politics

Homeless shelter opens Dec. 1; unclear if city will provide funding

After updating the city and county on status of new homeless shelter, question remains if city will put up $200,000 but Rydingsword persuades county on contract and $100,000 advance


Government / Politics

Homeless shelter could be open by November

After three years and by securing multiple grants, the homeless shelter will soon open to provide beds for 50 people, as well as services to help get people off streets



A shelter from the storm

The Bolado Park Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of animals displaced by recent flooding in the county


County opens winter homeless warming shelter

Also, a family shelter will house up to 25 families, who will pay 30 percent of their income in rent

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Emmaus House to celebrate 10th anniversary

The nonprofit is the only domestic abuse shelter in San Benito County

Enrique Arreola and Jim Rydingsword updated supervisors on homeless situation.

Homeless services center moving closer to opening

HHSA reports to the Board of Supervisors on the homeless situation in the county

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Warming Shelter extended through April 15

An average of 28 guests each day are staying at the warming shelter, which can house a maximum of 40 homeless individuals


Homeless Service Center plan taking shape

HHSA updates supervisors on condition of services for homeless

Alex Pena, left, and Joseph Lampkin stand at Pena’s camp on the north end of the river encampment.

Business / Economy

Deadline to clear out delivered to homeless at river encampment

River occupants told to clear out by city and offered shelter beds


Community Action Board is Making a Difference for Low-Income Families

When people think of County government they usually think of the Board of Supervisors or any of the numerous County departments. However, there is a third aspect of local government few people know about.

Community Action Board