Come by the Center to charge your phone, retrieve your mail, and get help with basic hygiene items, clothing, shoes, and more. CDDC also offers coffee, fruit, snacks, and sandwiches Monday-Friday during our 9am-12pm business hours. If you’d like some additional help navigating life, we’re here to help! You can meet with our Needs Navigator to receive more information and assistance with services like:
- Obtaining or replacing official documents like driver’s license or birth certificate
- Gaining access to health providers
- Completing official paperwork
- Applying for SNAP (food stamps)
- Getting on housing assistance wait lists
- Linking to other community supports, and more
One of CDDC's goals is to help improve mental health supports for our guests. Traditional models of counseling can be deeply inequitable and do not suit everyone’s unique needs and circumstances, especially if you are in poverty. CDDC counseling supports provide low-barrier, trauma-informed, highly-skilled care to address life challenges that can impact your safety, well-being, and ability to thrive. To learn more or to access counseling services, call (458) 233-5327 or just drop by and ask our staff how to get connected. Walk-up counseling conversations as well as scheduled appointments are both welcome!
Our Homeless Employment Launching Project connects qualified workers with local individuals and businesses who want assistance with day-labor like yard work, cleaning, painting, filing, and other odd jobs. We also interview, conduct background screenings, and provide liability insurance on all of our workers. Through HELP, you can receive job training, learn good work habits, develop a work history, earn a paycheck and Social Security credit, and make an impact by helping others. If you are interested in being a HELP worker, or if you are a business or individual that would like to hire a HELP worker, please call (458) 262-0400 or email email@example.com
The Street Outreach Response Team (SORT) engages with individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are on the street or camping (meaning both rough camping and car/RV camping) to provide proactive support, resources, and service connections. SORT is a collaborative effort among interested agencies and volunteer partners who are all invested in performing harm reduction and trauma-informed care outreach. SORT connects people to intervention services and resources (including, but not limited to, housing and shelter, medical needs, veteran’s services, food and other basic needs) and to diverse community-based organizations and government agencies.
CDDC can provide financial assistance for bus or train tickets when travel can help connect you with your support systems and loved ones. (Please note that CDDC is not able to help with gas money.)
CDDC can provide limited financial support for veterinary care and can also help advocate for guests who have pets.