What We Do

Day Center

Open Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
126 N. Main St., Cloverdale, CA 95425

Case Management

Our Day Center Case Managers are volunteer graduates from the Wallace House Programs. They have real life experience as homeless people from which to draw. This background allows them a unique perspective in order to mentor our clients.

Case Managers provide 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.

Showers, hygiene & toiletry items

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

Referrals to other agencies such as the following:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Lytton Springs 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 such as Divine Senior Apartments and King’s Valley Apartments

Lifeskills mentoring

Topics include:

  • Wellness and Health Care
  • Housing
  • Employment Applications
  • Resumes and Interviews
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Risk Prevention
  • Money Management
  • Decision Making

 St. Peter Catholic Church Food Distribution Program

Wallace House collaborates with St. Peter’s Catholic Church to distribute food to those in need. For every month having a fifth Sunday, the parishioners of St. Peter’s hold a special collection on that fifth Sunday. The proceeds of this collection go towards purchasing groceries for the food distribution program. The food is purchased at the Redwood Empire Food Bank for pennies on the dollar, and is brought up to Cloverdale, sorted and bagged by St. Peter’s parish volunteers.

Unlike some other food programs that are targeted for people with specific needs, St. Peter’s food distribution program is available to anyone. There are no qualifying factors, and there are no applications to fill out. Every Tuesday, out of the parish rectory, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, St. Peter’s volunteers pass out one (for individuals) or two (for families) bags of groceries to anyone who knocks.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
491 S Franklin St., Cloverdale, CA 95425
Cross Streets: Between S. Cloverdale Blvd. and Riesling St.

 Life Skills Development

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

Skills like 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 and 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 – 9 efficiency studios and a 3 bedroom house for families. This 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