SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Hope Village, a temporary housing site created by aid organization DignityMoves, has announced its Adopt-A-Room program with the goal of providing safe and dignified housing for displaced individuals.
The project will allow volunteer community members to sponsor a room by donating items such as:
- Sheets (fitted and flat) for a twin bed and two pillowcases
- Two sleeping pillows
- Duvet cover and duvet insert (twin)
- Colorful throw pillows
- A fleece blanket
- Small trash can
- Small area rug (3x5 or 4x4 and washable)
- Storage bins
- A welcome basket with toiletries and other treats
- Shower towel and hand towel
- Command hooks (with removable adhesive) for hand towel
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Shower caddy (showers are nearby)
- An outdoor plant and pot for the front doorstep (drought-resistant)
- A handwritten welcome note telling them the room has been decorated by a fellow community member who cares about them
- Anything else that would make the room welcoming
In order to aid the county's most at risk populations, the housing site will reserve 10 rooms for youth ages 18 to 24, 30 recuperative care rooms for those recently discharged from the hospital and 10 rooms for veterans.
Aided by 24/7 staffing from the organization Good Samaritan, residents are also connected to mental health care, addiction services and job placement resources.
Every room at Hope Village will be furnished with a bed frame, mattress and mattress pad, a dresser and chair as well as a lamp.
In the future, DignityMoves plans to build three more housing sites in Santa Barbara to further reduce the disparity between unhoused individuals and available beds in the county.
To become involved in the Adopt-A-Room program, contact Jack Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org today.