El Dorado Navigation Center

The El Dorado Navigation Center provides safety to men and women experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County.

In partnership with El Dorado County and the Continuum of Care, this 60-bed shelter will provide a safe place for adults struggling with homelessness as well as case management and housing assistance, with the goal of moving our guests out of homelessness and into independent living.

“Here, I’m treated with dignity and respect.”

FOUNDERS AND PARTNERS

Funded by El Dorado County. Partners include El Dorado County Behavioral Health, El Dorado Community Health Center, The Upper Room, Marshall Hospital, The Humane Society, and El Dorado County Law Enforcement.

NUMBER OF BEDS

Up to 60 beds available.

HOW TO ACCESS THE SHELTER

The El Dorado Navigation Center is not a walk-in shelter. There are two pathways to enter.

  1. Through the Continuum of Care (COC), coordinated the entry process by calling Front Door at 530-600-6822 to schedule an assessment.
  2. A referral pathway through El Dorado County Health and Human Services Housing and Homelessness Team and Law Enforcement partnership.

GUESTS

Priority is given to adults who are living outdoors in El Dorado County. There is limited storage for possessions and dog kennels on site.

HOW LONG CAN GUESTS STAY?

VOA’s goal is to move our guests into more permanent housing as soon as possible, based on the individual’s needs and the various barriers they have to overcome before they can get housed.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?

In addition to shelter, the center will offer personalized services such as mental and behavioral health services, life skills, classes, recovery assistance, and employment preparation.

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