We provide services to the unhoused living on the streets of Antioch. Our outreach provides them with food, toiletries, blankets, clothing, tents, and other basic necessities.
Food & drinks
We provide warm meals and water and drink distribution multiple times a week.
Facing Homelessness founded the Rich Hernandez Harm Reduction Project after witnessing many of our unhoused friends on the streets die due to overdose. We provide Narcan opioid overdose kits to individuals who are at risk or know someone who is.
Our condom distribution program is an HIV and STD prevention strategy in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV and STD's.
To inquire about receiving a Narcan kit for yourself or a loved one in person during our regular outreach days or by mail, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
fire prevention kits
Fire hazards prompted a campaign to educate homeless individuals about fire safety. We provide fire safety supplies such as fire extinguisher cans and whistles in case of an emergency to the homeless near dry grass and weeds and along railroad tracks near neighboring homes.
We strive to give the unhoused a voice. Their voices matter. Many of the policy decisions made directly affect their situation and the resources provided to them. Our voter registration campaign includes registering unhoused individuals to vote year around.
It is important for our organization to work with other local organizations. We collaborate and get and provide donations from and to other local non-profits and groups in order to get much needed items out to the unhoused across the entire city.
advocate & Educate
We advocate for the unhoused living on the streets to be sure that their civil rights are not being violated. We show up at Antioch city council meetings to advocate for housing, managed encampments, and basic human necessities. We show up during encampment sweeps to provide food, water, bags and educate the unhoused on what their rights are.
Women's safety campaign
We provide women's safety kits to unhoused women living on the streets. These kits contain pepper spray, tent locks, and safety alarms. There are many vulnerable women living on the streets that are subject to robbery and assault. These kits are to help women defend themselves in case of an assault.