Friday, August 2, 2024 – 9am-12pm


Location: Shasta County Office of Education-Professional Development Center, 2985 Innsbruck Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Hosted By Jonathan Anderson Executive Director of the Good News Rescue Mission

Your voices have guided this next Mission’s Redding Restart event towards a crucial focus: understanding how our local agencies collaborate to support individuals experiencing homelessness. The number one question asked was: Why don’t agencies work together more? Join us and get hands-on experience witnessing how various agencies collaborate and how partnerships positively impact our community.


Crystal Ruby Spencer
I am a blessed believer, Alaskan Native, grateful mom of boys, a wife and big fan of “do-overs.” I was kindly helped to my feet by various Shasta County entities in 2012 after becoming homeless and losing everything due to my substance abuse issues. I am now a homeowner holding a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership and the Executive Director of FaithWorks Community Coalition. We collaborate to provide transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless families and veterans with a focus on prevention, education and generational cycles. 
Megan Preller
M.S.W. and Administrator/Supervising Social Worker & Host Homes Program Coordinator
Megan has over 15 years experience working in social services. She began her time at Ready for Life as Administrative Assistant, later becoming a Support Counselor where she worked with Intensive Treatment Foster Children, and now serves as Administrator of the organization. Megan started the Host Homes program in 2019, in an effort to address our community’s homeless youth crisis. The program focuses efforts on providing housing and other resources to housing unstable youth (ages 18-24) in Shasta County. Megan is passionate about the children, youth, and families in our community, and has devoted her life’s work to supporting them.
Tim Danielson
Tim has worked in social services for over 15 years.  He has served the homeless and at risk of homelessness community in Fresno, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Hanford, Eureka, Napa and Redding.  Tim has managed homeless prevention, substance use, emergency food/feeding, shelter, transitional housing, and workforce development programs.  Tim spent six years as the local Salvation Army Officer in Redding and now works for United Way of Northern California as the Sr. Program Manager Homelessness where he oversees the NorCal 516 CoC HMIS and Coordinated Entry System administration and the South Market Micro Shelter.
Amber Middleton
I am the Senior Director of the HOPE Program for Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, California.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with my master’s in social work and my bachelor’s in psychology.  I have been working in the field of social work in Shasta County with populations who have been greatly impacted by social determinants of health, poverty, lack of housing and trauma for over 20 years .  I have learned through my career that systems are often not designed to meet those who are in most need of comprehensive services and have spent most of my career working to improve coordination of care and access to services. My vision for equity and well being in my community is that service delivery systems would be coordinated to deliver patient driven, trauma informed care to the community. I would like all members in my community to have access to the resources they need to have housing, health care and a living wage so that we may begin to change our community’s legacy of poverty, high scores of adverse childhood experiences and substance use in our community.



For More Information Contact  Mimi  Moseley


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