Administrative Team

Executive Director:

Darlene Spoor

Darlene Spoor

Since 2016, Dr. Darlene Spoor has served as the Executive Director of AHP. During her tenure, the organization has doubled in size and has continued a reputation as a fiscally responsible, sustainable organization that provides compassionate and effective services to thousands of homeless individuals each year. Dr. Spoor has over 25 years progressive experience in non-profit management and leadership as well as extensive experience creating programs for underserved individuals. Supporting her is a team of experienced staff and a strong Board of Directors that include: a licensed social worker, businesses representatives, health care providers, a person who has experienced homelessness, and representatives of the local faith community.

Director of Operations:

Ensures that a company's everyday activities run smoothly, sets parameters to judge how efficiently and effectively the organization is operating. Manages the human resources of the agency and is responsible for recommending guidelines for personnel evaluations, recruitment, and advancement. Manages purchasing, vehicles and volunteer services.

Supervisor of Client Services: 

Oversees all of the programs, provides clinical supervision and guidance to the clinical team, and works to ensure that AHP programs are effective.

Finance and Grants Manager:

Oversees all aspects of financial management of Arcata House Partnership programs, working collaboratively with the Executive Director to ensure compliance with government regulations and procedures as well as donor regulations.

Housing Specialist/property manager:

Manages AHP properties, oversees maintenance needs, is a liaison to local landlords, and works to secure permanent housing for clients. 

Clinical Team

Case Managers:

Work with clients every step of the way on their journeys out of homelessness, including serving as advocates.

Peer Support:

Staff the One-Stop program, providing drop-in clients with services and information about programs in Humboldt County. 

Housing Support Workers:

Assist the adult shelter case manager in day-to-day operations and to ensure the success of the clients


Each year interns from HSU do their internships with us, learning about the clinical social work experience, including case managing clients, working as part of the team, and gaining hands-on experience


Outreach Team

Food Preparer: 

Makes 40+ lunches Monday through Friday to deliver to those in need.

Outreach Worker: 

Informs people on the streets about services in the area, forms connections, and helps folks connect with appropriate services.


Connects with local grocery stores and collects food that can no longer be sold, but can still be eaten, to distribute to AHP, and local food pantries.