The mission of North Tahoe-Truckee Homeless Services is to provide vital safety-net services end homelessness in our region, one person at a time. We provide a range of services including access to basic necessities through safety net services while advocating and supporting short-term and long-term housing for those in need. We are committed to working together within our North Tahoe-Truckee region to create a continuum of services that meet each unhoused neighbor or family, where they are.
In 2015, the Emergency Warming Center started as a grassroots community effort spearheaded by United for Action. It continues to operate today. We provide a warm, dry safe space to sleep, along with warm meals and community care.
Expansion after COVID-19 hit: Homelessness was already on the rise in California and Covid-19 has made homelessness more visible and increasingly prevalent. With the rapid growth of homeless needs and services this past year, we outgrew what could be done with Church of the Mountains fiscal sponsorship. In November 2020, AMI Housing, Inc (AMIH) became our partners, and absorbed our program. AMIH created a DBA called North Tahoe-Truckee Homeless Services (NTTHS) under which we now operate. AMIH is a California 501c3 non-profit corporation that started in 2003. They provide housing, employment, and life skills programs to residents of Placer and Nevada County, who otherwise might be homeless. Their Mission is to house and support the most vulnerable residents of the Sierra Region and their Vision is “Lives changed. A safe home for everyone.” We feel confident that this partnership is going to make a very positive impact for caring for underserved neighbors in our North Tahoe-Truckee Region.