What We Do

 

Compassion. Dignity. Respect.

Since 1991, Arcata House Partnership has been integral to providing critical services to people who are homeless in Arcata and Humboldt County. 

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Services we provide

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We provide many services to the homeless and food-insecure in Humboldt County:

We provide food assistance to Arcata High School and Humboldt State University, manage the Arcata Food Pantry, and serve lunches out of our food truck.
We offer supplies, referrals, and supportive services through the One-Stop.
We provide Extreme Weather Shelter for the County during the winter months.
We operate two shelters: one for adults, and one for families.
We offer rental assistance to seniors and people who are homeless through the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program. 
We offer permanent supportive housing to 30 people who are chronically homeless and disabled. 


Helping People Transform Their Lives

  • A client attempting to re-unify with their children was able to give up cigarettes and alcohol.

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 A single Dad came in to the shelter with his young daughter and teenage son. The life he had led prior to coming into the family shelter had left him seemingly defeated and hopeless. He seemed to lack any form of confidence, and had no faith that he would ever be able to have his own place to call home. He worked with his case manager to get housed and earn his GED.  He began to feel whole again. After going through the Family Shelter Program he is a completely different person, and has finally found that confidence he was always looking for within himself.



  • There was a single Dad and veteran that came in with his two young sons. He had/ was experiencing crippling PTSD/Panic Attacks, He wasn’t able to even walk outside. Throughout his time in the family shelter his Case Manager worked with him to get counseling, and with the skills he has attained not only do he and his family live in their own apartment, but he now is able to walk to the grocery store with managable anxiety. 



  • A couple in their early twenties was expecting a baby. In 5 months, they worked to get their own apartment, and secure a job. He is still working in the same job, they are still housed in that apartment, and mom still stops in with the baby to say hi every couple of months.

  • In 2018, 2 people who were chronically ill were provided a bed in the adult shelter.  They were connected with medical care and hospice care so that they could die with dignity in a place that was safe and offered compassion and friendship.