Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center
Sonora, CA — Calaveras County has received a sizeable donation to help continue its program that assists homeless residents during the time of COVID-19.
In addition to sheltering homeless residents who are exposed, or at high risk, for coronavirus, the county-operated program offers clients housing-focused case management. It helps them identify the barriers they face and create a plan to achieve housing stability.
Dignity Health is donating a $282,000 grant to the program to allow it to continue for at least six more months.
“In Calaveras County, we’ve seen remarkable success in protecting the capacity of our local healthcare system by helping people experiencing homelessness to care for themselves, thus reducing unnecessary hospitalizations,” said Doug Archer, Mark Twain Medical Center president and CEO.
“We know that social distancing is an effective prevention measure, but this isn’t always possible for people who don’t have