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The Woodlands II - Expanding Affordable Housing in Shasta County

Published December 31, 2019

The Woodlands is a 55-unit complex on Polk Street for low-income families and people living with severe and persistent mental illness and is operated by Northern Valley Catholic Social Service. The 20-unit, $9.1 million expansion is partly funded by the Mental Health Services Act, the City of Redding and the McConnell Foundation.

“We have heard many wonderful stories about people whose lives have truly been changed since they’ve lived at The Woodlands, and we are delighted to help make even more housing available here,” said Donnell Ewert, director of the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. “Safe housing is an essential component in any recovery plan for a person with mental illness.”

When complete, 29 of the 75 units will be occupied with people living with severe and persistent mental illness or families of children with serious emotional disturbance, all of whom were either homeless or at risk of homelessness. To help them be successful in this housing environment, a case manager and peer support specialist work closely with these residents. They also receive a variety of services, including life skills training, crisis management, budgeting classes, after-school activities, adult education, health and wellness classes and more.

The developer is Palm Communities, and the general contractor is Sunseri Construction of Chico.

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