Founded in 1991, Arcata House Partnership has worked for 25 years to support people who are homeless in Humboldt County. 


Established by the City of Arcata, a group of local faith based organizations, and concerned citizens, Arcata House Partnership currently has seven buildings throughout Arcata.  

Arcata House Partnership recognizes that a crucial part of success is supportive services, both during and after people stay in our programs. AHP has a successful permanent supportive housing program called Apartment's First!, which provides both housing and intensive case management to our residents.

Arcata House Partnership has taken a leadership role in many community based activities that advocate for people who are homeless and educate the community. This includes a founding role in the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition (HHHC), participation and leadership on the City of Arcata's Homeless Services Plan Task Force, membership in the HSU Food Alliance, the Humboldt County CalFresh Task Force, and provided consultation to the city on the 2015 Arcata Bay Crossing Project.  

Arcata House Partnership serves as both an advocate on behalf of homeless issues, but also as a provider of a full continuum of services. From case management at our Annex location to our street outreach team, to our emergency shelters, to permanent supportive housing, we believe that the full continuum of care can help support people in need. 


Our Team



Darlene Spoor
Executive Director

Judy Kidd
Supervisor of Client Services

Navarra Carr
Office Manager

Jared Fisher
Housing Specialist



Kimberly Barkdull

Amari Bella

Lindsay Demello-Johnson

Deborah Hubbard

Sarabi Susko


Support Staff

Rick Damassa

Jan David Devore

Jesse Drucker

Ari Medina

Crystal Miller

Elijah Shay


Robert Griffith

Dahl Simms


Wendy Bojorquez

Erica Lovell

Rachel Waldman



Board Members

Diane De Ford
Board Co-President

Susan Riesel
Board Co-President

Cassi Carter
Vice President

Judy Longshore

Sophia Pereira
City Council Liaison

Tim Doty

Jaffa Dugan

Connie Thomas