Arcata House Partnership

Creating Change, One Person at a Time


The Mission of Arcata House Partnership is to support people who are experiencing homelessness while they build a more stable life. This may include a full continuum of services from engagement to permanent housing. The further mission is to educate the community about housing issues and to advocate on behalf of homeless people. 

Arcata House Partnership serves the greater Arcata Area, providing a full continuum of services, from case management at our Annnex location, to street outreach through our CalFresh lunch program, to permanent supportive housing. 

Our Programs

Permanent Supportive Housing Permanent supportive housing is a key part of the federal government’s strategy for reducing and ending chronic homelessness. PSH serves clients who have spent a significant period of time without a home and who have a disability. AHP operates 2 PSH programs, Apartments First! and the Susie Van Kirk (SVK) House.

The Family Shelter focuses on families with children or pregnant women who are near to giving birth. We currently operate three shelters, housing up to ten families at any given time with children ranging in age from newborn to seventeen. In 2015, we sheltered between 60 and 70 people, and successfully housed approximately ten families. 

Adult Shelter has changed to a more intensive program with fewer clients who stay in shelter longer and enjoy the benefits of expanded services. The building now houses up to 20 single adults who are homeless and over the age of 18. The program is similar to that of the Family Shelter. The community helps by cooking meals and bringing food to the shelter

CalFresh Outreach distributes free lunches and information about CalFresh, makes referrals to our services and offers an invitation to work with our case manager. The Outreach Program serves homeless and very low-income people around Arcata. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can help put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.