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Project Room Key

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“Project Room Key” is a collaborative effort to secure hotel and motel rooms for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) launched the project in early 2020 just as the shelter-in-place order was unfolding throughout the state. Due to the program’s success, it has now evolved into a community partnership which is run by the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, the Health and Human Services Agency, Marshall Medical Center, and the Upper Room. 

 

The referral process is run through a coordinated inter-agency agreement. It is important to note that several counties throughout the State also run similar programs.

 

HOT continues to provide support to the homeless population through various outreach activities. These include liaising to necessary services such as healthcare, veteran’s services, rehabilitation, and transportation, among others.  

 

For more information please contact:

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

Homeless Outreach Team

530-621-7535

Hot@EDSO.org

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El Dorado County Substance Use Disorder Services is partnering with the California Council on Problem Gambling to present a no-cost 60-minute presentation on problem gambling for members of the public and local agencies.

 

Anyone interested is welcomed to participate. For details, including how to sign up for the free training click the linked headline above.

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Read Marshall Medical Center's consumer newsletter:

For Your Health to learn about the efforts being made with our county's vulnerable populations. Other topics include recommend preventive screenings for your age, keeping kids active while distance learning, and how smoking and vaping could impact your COVID experience.

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Click the linked headline above to learn more about where you can get your flu shot in your community today.

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Have you heard about 2-1-1- El Dorado?
2-1-1 El Dorado is a free and confidential information and referral service that connects El Dorado County residents to vital health, social and community programs and service. The 2-1-1 service is available countywide, 24 hours per day, seven days per week in multiple languages. 

 

2-1-1 El Dorado can be accessed three ways:

  • Call 2-1-1 for a live operator 24/7

  • Get info online at www.211eldorado.org

  • Text your zip code to 898211

 

If you know of a community organization that would like to be added to 2-1-1 El Dorado’s listings, they can find information on how to apply on the 2-1-1 El Dorado website under the “For Service Provider” tab. There is no cost for an organization to be listed on 2-1-1 El Dorado.

For more info about 2-1-1 El Dorado go to: http://www.211eldorado.org

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Chris Weston, MPH

Project Director

cweston@comcast.net

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