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Impact: Staying an average of 82 days and working with a Fourth & Hope case manager, 45% of the shelter clients moved into permanent housing.


Impact: 302 people found housing through our program, including 48 children and youth in families experiencing homelessness.


Impact: 76 people successfully completed the treatment program.


Impact: Breakfast and lunch are offered to emergency shelter clients. Dinner is served daily for anyone in need of a hot meal.


The Fourth & Hope emergency shelter provides year-round shelter nightly. We are the designated shelter for Yolo County. In 2019, Fourth & Hope provided shelter services to 297 men, women, and children. Separate dorms are provided for men and women, and families sleep together in the dining area. The average length of stay is 82 days* and 45% of shelter clients moved into permanent housing.

We work with agency partners who provide case management services that connect our shelter clients with resources such as housing, employment, health services, income assistance, clothing, and food closets. Clients are required to follow a case plan specific to their individual needs. The case plan outlines the path to housing and may involve strategies to pay a past debt and credit rehabilitation, access income through employment or benefits such as veteran benefits, save money for a rental deposit, secure reliable transportation, reach out to family members, and other strategies for self-sufficiency.

* The average length of stay for people who were not able to move into permanent housing was 146 days.


The Woodland Police Department has created the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST) who routinely visits locations where people are experiencing homelessness – on the street, camping, in the hospital and the shelter. They establish relationships with partners and the individuals who are experiencing homelessness throughout Yolo County. Services include assessment, resources, and housing navigation services. To learn more click here.


The Fourth & Hope housing program provides permanent supportive and transitional housing at multiple sites. The program’s goal is to place people into housing as quickly as possible to provide stability and recovery from a crisis.

In 2018-2019, 302 people found housing through our program, including 48 children and youth in families. Leaving domestic violence was the cause of homelessness for 14% of persons served, and 69% of the participants had a chronic mental or physical health condition.

Transitional/Sober Living
Provides housing for up to 24 months. Case management, a house monitor, and a connection to outpatient substance use treatment are provided. Referrals are made by agency partners.

Victims of Crime
Transitional housing is provided through a partnership with the Yolo County DA’s office. This program provides housing and case management for individuals who have been a victim of a crime. The program is provided for up to 24 months.

Permanent Supportive Housing
A HUD-funded program provides housing for individuals and families who are chronically homeless. Ongoing case management is available. Referrals are made through Yolo County Continuum of Care programs.


Walter’s House is a residential substance use disorder treatment facility for women and men. Services include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, education, family therapy, crisis intervention, transportation, and aftercare planning. The program is certified by Medi-Cal and accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

The program offers two group sessions and one individual session each week and can accommodate up to 20 people at a time.


Fourth & Hope serves dinner each night at 5 p.m. to anyone in need of a hot meal. Breakfast and lunch are offered to clients staying at the shelter. Nearly 100,000 meals were served out of our kitchen last year. Our dedicated volunteers prepare, cook, and serve most of these meals and we are so grateful for these community members who support our program and help those in need. If you are interested in joining our volunteer program contact us at [email protected] or call 530.503.0550.

* Above numbers were originated from the 2018-2019 Annual Report