City Net

working to end street level homelessness

aka City Net   |   Long Beach, CA   |  https://www.citynet.org/

Mission

Through collaboration, City Net works to end street-level homelessness city by city by offering the following direct services: • street outreach • case management • housing navigation • homeless census coordination

Ruling year info

2005

President/Founder

Bradley J Fieldhouse

Main address

4508 Atlantic Avenue Suite 292

Long Beach, CA 90807 USA

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EIN

57-1162424

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Urban, Community (S31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

California has been hit hard by the epidemic of homelessness that has been worsening for the last few years. Broken relationships, housing costs, fragmentation in families, the cost of living, domestic violence, and drug addiction are all factors in this public crisis. Kingdom Causes, dba City Net, the primary affiliate working in the field of homelessness, exists to end street level homelessness. That means that we provide case management to individuals and families who are literally homeless, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Someone who is literally homeless sleeps in their car, on the street, in an emergency shelter, or in another place not meant for human habitation (abandoned building, etc).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Street Outreach

Street outreach is service delivery for the specific purpose of reaching out to unsheltered homeless neighbors; connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and providing urgent, non-facility-based care. These activities are intended to help homeless neighbors to begin the process of obtaining appropriate supportive services, including assistance in obtaining permanent housing, medical health treatment, mental health treatment, counseling, supervision, and other services essential for achieving independent living. City Net’s street outreach services include engagement services, emergency health/mental health, transportation and services for special populations.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Homeless Disabilities Assistance Program

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with disabilities

We assist and/or lead in Point In Time Counts or Homeless Censuses as we are contracted by different cities or regions.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Case management activities assess housing and service needs and arrange, coordinate and/or monitor the delivery of individualized services. Specific activities include:

• Assessment and intake using HMIS (Homeless Management Information System);

• Conducting initial evaluations including, verifying and documenting eligibility;

• Counseling;

• Developing/securing/coordinating services;

• Helping obtain Federal, State, and local benefits;

• Monitoring and evaluating program participant progress in particular programs;

• Providing information and referrals to other providers; and

• Developing an individualized housing stabilization plan that leads to the attainment of stable permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Housing navigation connects a homeless individual with a trained and experienced housing navigator to develop a housing plan, address the barriers identified during the plan, and acquire documentation and complete forms required for housing. It also involves housing search which includes attending property owner meetings, setting appointments, and assisting with paperwork related to housing applications. Navigation also includes tasks involved with securing housing including inspections, utility startups, and moving into housing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Number of clients contacted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of interactions for the specific purpose of reaching out to unsheltered homeless neighbors in a process of building trust and offering support toward the long-term goal of connecting them w/housing

Number of clients engaged

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

# of homeless who are voluntarily engaged in a formal case management relationship w/City Net. Case managers work w/clients to achieve progress on a mutually-agreed upon plan to attain housing.

Number of clients placed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Street Exits are what we count as "Clients Placed". Can be through:• Reunification w/ family • Admittance into rehab lasting 60+ days• Admittance into a long term shelter •permanent supportive housing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of outreach line calls responded to

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of outreach website contacts responded to

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Annual net societal cost savings for exiting homeless neighbors from the streets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Kingdom Causes, dba City Net, is the primary referring agency for neighbors experiencing homelessness in cities and regions throughout Orange County, parts of Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and Santa Barbara County, who want to get off the street and out of their situation into permanent supportive housing. Our desire is to see what we call "street exits". This is a person experiencing homelessness who is able to get off the street through the following means:

• Reunification with their family
• Admittance into a rehab program lasting 60 or more days
• Admittance into a long term shelter
• Finding permanent supportive housing

We do not count it as a street exit for our numbers if a person:
Is admitted into a short term or emergency shelter
Is admitted into a rehab program 30 days or less
Is incarcerated
Is hospitalized
Is deceased

Street Outreach - Street outreach is service delivery for the specific purpose of reaching out to unsheltered homeless neighbors; connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and providing urgent, non-facility-based care. These activities are intended to help homeless neighbors to begin the process of obtaining appropriate supportive services, including assistance in obtaining permanent housing, medical health treatment, mental health treatment, counseling, supervision, and other services essential for achieving independent living. City Net’s street outreach services include engagement services, emergency health/mental health, transportation and services for special populations.


Case Management - Case management activities assess housing and service needs and arrange, coordinate and/or monitor the delivery of individualized services. Specific activities include:

• Assessment and intake using HMIS (Homeless Management Information System);

• Conducting initial evaluations including, verifying and documenting eligibility;

• Counseling;

• Developing/securing/coordinating services;

• Helping obtain Federal, State, and local benefits;

• Monitoring and evaluating program participant progress in particular programs;

• Providing information and referrals to other providers; and

• Developing an individualized housing stabilization plan that leads to the attainment of stable permanent
housing.


Housing Navigation - Housing navigation connects a homeless individual with a trained and experienced housing navigator to develop a housing plan, address the barriers identified during the plan, and acquire documentation and complete forms required for housing. It also involves housing search which includes attending property owner meetings, setting appointments, and assisting with paperwork related to housing applications. Navigation also includes tasks involved with securing housing including inspections, utility startups, and moving into housing.


Census Coordination - We assist and/or lead in Point In Time Counts or Homeless Censuses as we are contracted by different cities or regions.

City Net is one of the primary agencies working on a street level with people experiencing homelessness in Orange County and in parts of LA County, Riverside County, and Santa Barbara County. Our unique assets of street outreach, case management, housing navigation, and census coordination, allow us to go where most organizations can't, and we directly work with the cities and their police departments to gain access to places that would be difficult, illegal, or unsafe for other workers to go. We also work with many other organizations and shelters to get people into housing and off the street, and have seen

City Net has been obtaining contracts in and with cities since 2016, starting in Anaheim, and expanding to over 20 cities in four counties. For the latter half of 2019 we have been seeing over 100 street exits per month for all of our contracts combined, and thousands since our inception. While we desire to end street level homelessness, and essentially work ourselves out of a purpose, we sadly continue to see the number of overall people experiencing homelessness to rise. The level to which this is effecting people is outpacing our ability to get people housed, as it is a complicated issue and one that is difficult to solve, being that it involves so many systems, policies, cultural and social pressures and obstacles, financial and economic realities, and the messiness of personal relationships, family dynamics, and personal choices.

We aim to continue to be the primary and premiere organization doing street outreach for people experiencing homelessness in Southern California. It is our desire to help catalyze a better reality, process, working relationships, and financial maximization in battling this crisis and chronic issue. As long as homelessness continues to impact individuals and families in this region, we want to continue to help provide them exits into permanent supportive housing, and to expand to every city and county in Southern California.

Financials

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City Net

Board of directors
as of 6/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Bader

Faring

Anthony Flynn

Gifted

Dr. Arthur Gray

GraysMatters Consulting/Law Offices

Christina Brooks Nolf

MIKA Community Development Corporation

Jesse Chang

Kingdom Causes Alhambra/Monterey Park

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data