The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency will present the results from a recent census of Tuolumne County’s homeless population at a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the ATCAA Blue Bell Family Learning Center, 18080 Blue Bell Road, in East Sonora.

Tamara Dockstader, ATCAA housing resources director, is scheduled to present the data from the census that was funded by a $10,000 grant through the Sonora Area Foundation and conducted in late September.

There will also be a community conversation titled “What’s Next?” facilitated by ATCAA Executive Director Raj Rambob, who also serves on the City of Sonora’s task force on homelessness.

Tuolumne County Supervisor Sherri Brennan, who represents District 1, applied for the grant in hopes of getting a more accurate picture of the county’s homeless population.

Previous federally funded censuses that have occurred in January over the past two years counted between 90 and 130 people in the county who were homeless and without shelter, but advocates believe the real number is likely at least two to three times more than that.

Contact Alex MacLean at or (209) 588-4530.