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Growth at 'The Woodlands': Another win for mental health and affordable housing in Shasta County.

Published December 8, 2020

'The Woodlands II" project is complete and new residents have moved in! The second round of construction resulted in an additional 20 units of affordable housing in Shasta County. A total of 29 of the 75 total apartments house people with severe mental health challenges who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

About a third of people living on the street have a mental illness. It’s very difficult to recover from a mental illness or substance use disorder when living on the street. Being homeless is stressful.

Having a stable home can make all the difference. It can help people not only become well, but reach a position where they can volunteer in the community, become employed and go back to school.Our goal is for every person at the Woodlands to live their lives to the fullest and contribute to our community.

Find out more about 'The Woodlands' here: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa/financial-help/housing-programs/the-woodlands/Action/Preview

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