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Contra Costa County: Residents needed for Council on Homelessness

Council tasked with advising Board of Supervisors, advocating for homeless population

Residents in Contra Costa County looking to help address the many problems revolving around homelessness in the Bay Area may be interested to hear that the county's Council on Homelessness has several open seats in need of members.

The Council on Homelessness is primarily tasked with advising the county Board of Supervisors on issues that affect the region's homeless population, educating the community about homelessness, and applying, reviewing and prioritizing requests for funding.

The county is seeking applicants who live or work in Contra Costa County, are affiliated with Contra Costa’s faith community as an employee, volunteer or congregant, or have experience working in the healthcare field in Contra Costa.

Members must attend a two-hour meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as a quarterly, two-hour Continuum of Care meetings. Meeting times and locations vary.

Residents who want to volunteer should be advised that serving on the council is an act of community service and members do not receive a salary from the county.

Applications and additional can be found on the county’s website. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

For more information contact Jaime Jennet at Jaime.Jenett@hsd.cccounty.us

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