Collaborative CARE Program


Community members often see individuals wandering through the streets and throughout Downtown Modesto and along McHenry Avenue in what seems in obvious distress, and ask: “Is anything being done to help these people?”

In December 2017, over fifty community leaders were convened to discuss noticeable problem behaviors in and around the core of downtown Modesto. The group made a commitment to support a 90-day review and strategy process focused on addressing what many see as a crisis in our community. Out of that meeting, the Community Assessment Response Engagement (CARE) program began as an intensive effort to address the issues that arise in communities when homelessness is coupled with mental illness and substance use and/or alcohol abuse.

Read more about CARE
CARE Report 4-Page Summary
Video of CARE in action