What We Do

Wallace House Homeless Services

  Emergency, Transitional & Supportive Housing

Case Management  appointments may be scheduled by calling our Executive Director, Colleen Halbohm (707) 292-4785.

Case Management  resources and guidance to help a client develop an individual plan to return to an independent life, and to identity their barriers to employment and housing. Volunteer graduates from the Wallace House Programs also help mentor our clients with their real life experiences from which to draw.

Referrals to Health Care Providers and Sonoma County Mental Health Access Team

Referrals to other agencies such as the following:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Salvation Army, DAAC Detox, Turning Point, and other addiction treatment and recovery services
  • Sonoma County Housing Authority
  • Veterans Administration
  • Department of Human Services
  • Legal Aid Services of Sonoma County
  • Senior Housing

Life Skills Development

It takes more than just job skills and education to make a successful and permanent move beyond homelessness.

Skills such as relapse prevention, parenting, time management, problem solving, goal setting, teamwork, effective communications, organization, and conflict resolution are also necessary to achieve success in maintaining permanent housing and income.

Smart shopping, meal planning, cooking, budgeting, bill paying, and balancing a checkbook are also vital to succeed independently.

The Life Skills Development Program teaches these skills to the men and women participating in all of our programs.

If you would like to teach a valuable life skill to some of our program participants, please contact Colleen Halbohm at (707) 292-4785 or email halbohm@sbcglobal.net

 Cherry Creek Village

Permanent supportive housing for the disabled.

Our agency is designated as the homeless services housing manager for The City of Cloverdale. Through this important partnership, we operate Cherry Creek Village on 2 acres of property that was purchased by the City of Cloverdale with Redevelopment Agency funds. This property must be used exclusively for affordable housing purposes only.

There are 10 units at Cherry Creek Village – 9 efficiency studios and a 3 bedroom house for families. And there are plans in the works to build another 10-12 units in the next 24 months.

Cherry Creek Village is also the location where we operate our Supportive Housing program for disabled Veterans.

Our primary clients at this location are those who are disabled and who were previously homeless. Many of these clients graduated from our Emergency and Transitional Housing Programs at Wallace House.

Occupancy at Cherry Creek Village is consistently 100%, and there is far greater demand than availability for these units.

Garden at Cherry Creek Village

Serving ourselves and others

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”–Thomas Jefferson