The UPLIFT Eureka Homeless Outreach Workers (HOWs) serve as the "front door" to our programs, meeting community members experiencing homelessness where they are, whether it be on the streets, in camps, in shelters, or at meal and resource sites. Having face-to-face interactions with individuals is crucial to building trust and rapport with them. Through established community partnerships, outreach workers connect individuals with vital resources and facilitate warm handoffs to service providers, including mental health and addiction services. The Homeless Outreach Team also works closely with Eureka Police Department's Community Safety Engagement Team (CSET), collaboratively working on long-term solutions and outreach strategies.
Find Outreach Workers
at St. Vincent de Paul Society's
"Free Meal" Dining Facility at
35 W 3rd St, Eureka
Monday-Friday 11AM - 1PM
Established in 2018, the Eureka Police Department's Community Safety Engagement Team (CSET) is staffed with a Sergeant, MIST Officer, Old Town Officer, two Parks/Waterfront Rangers, and a volunteer substance abuse / mental health professional. CSET also shares four Homeless Outreach Workers (HOW) with UPLIFT Eureka. CSET works intensively with community partners as this is key in improving the overall health of the community.