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Our Impact

By partnering with local agencies, we have helped reduce the consumption of valuable emergency room resources, bring US veterans into housing, and provide field based hygiene and health services.

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A Growing Need for Healthcare and Humanity

Homelessness and those unsheltered are on the rise in Ventura County and beyond.

There were 1,299 adults and children who were homeless during the point-in-time count according to the Ventura County 2018 Homeless Count and Survey. This number represents a 147 person or 12.8% increase when compared to the number of homeless persons who were counted in 2017, which was 1,152.

The 1,299 persons counted in 2018 represents the first homeless count increase when compared to the previous year since 2009.

Comparison of 2017 and 2018 Homless Count in Ventura County*

*Unsheltered Sub-population Summaries provides a breakdown by various sub populations for 2018, 12-month study performed by VCHCA- 6 months prior to program inception and 6 months after (2017-2018)

 

 

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Care Podz & Whole Person Care

The California Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program is designed to coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in order to improve the health outcomes of Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are high utilizers of the health care system. Serving as the central hub for field-based coordinated care, the shower and exam Carepodz are integral in providing a ONE-STOP solution to often fragmented services, improving care for vulnerable populations.

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Our Partnership with Gold Coast Health Plan & VCHCA

Especially well-suited to serve homeless populations, Carepodz has partnered with Ventura County Healthcare Agency (VCHCA) to establish shower and hygiene services at Ventura River Haven, Santa Paula, and Fillmore in an effort to streamline access to available resources and bring them directly to those most in need. Outcomes have shown a reduction in ER utilizations by as much as $6.5million according to VCHCA.

Hear the story behind our location at The Spirit of Santa Paula from 2017 Good Neighbor recipient, Kay Wilson-Bolton.

 

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Award Winning Care

The WPC program and Care Podz recently won state wide recognition with a 2018 Quality Leaders Award for their outstanding effort to administer team-based, right place-right time care.

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