Serving the residents of Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties

Family Transitional Housing Shelter

TH Kitchen Entrance

Our new Calaveras Family Shelter opened in November 2020.  The 5 bedroom house was purchased with a private donation and underwent several upgrades and renovations to add bathrooms, improve access, and provide safety to our residents.  Each bedroom has its own bathroom and is outfitted with bunkbeds to house a family with children.  Residents have access to a large kitchen, living room, and multi-purpose room that is equipped with computers and can be used for meetings and classes.  There is a large fenced back yard and patio, and a playroom for kids.

What Sierra HOPE’s Transitional Housing Program Is:

  • Transitional Housing is a supportive and temporary accommodation designed to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision, support, life skills, education and training to those individuals or families who struggle to maintain permanent housing.
  • Transitional housing is more long term and service intensive than emergency shelters, which allows clients to overcome trauma, address issues that led to homelessness, and begin to rebuild their social support network.  Services offered include intensive case management, community-based referrals, job readiness, and renter’s education.
  • Sierra HOPE Transitional Housing is meant to be for a period of 6 to 24 months.  Clients graduating from the program will be equipped with the tools to maintain housing independently and long-term.
  • Sierra HOPE Transitional Housing will serve current Calaveras County residents who are experiencing homelessness, with priority given to families with children.
  • Applicants are screened using a system to identify those with the most need, who are the most vulnerable.  It is not a first come, first served system.  After screening, those referred to the program will meet with a case manager and complete an application that specifically details a plan to reach housing stability and achieve independence.  We do not guarantee that every applicant will be accepted into the program.

What Sierra HOPE’s Transitional Housing Program IS NOT:

  • It is not an emergency homeless shelter.
  • It is not open to everyone.  It is designed to help clients whom are working to reach independence and have taken steps and made a commitment to learning and improving on existing skills to reach housing stability.
  • The program does not accept people on a “drop-in” basis.  There is a formal screening and intake process that takes place at Sierra HOPE’s office before anyone can be admitted to the program.