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18.50.033 Crisis Care Network, Religious or Faith-Based
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A. Applicability

1. This section applies to crisis care network, religious or faith-based (crisis care network), defined as a cross-jurisdictional group of ten (10) or more not-for-profit faith-based or not-for-profit religious institutions whose unified, coordinated, joint operation, through both host and support congregations, is focused on restoring families by providing stability and intervention programs, counseling, education, job training and other emergency services.

B. Definition

1. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

Host Congregation

A religious institution (see Section 18.20.500) formally affiliated with crisis care network, whose classrooms are transformed into individual, private, temporary sleeping rooms for families.

Support Congregation

A religious institution (see Section 18.20.500) formally affiliated with crisis care network, which provides trained volunteers to assist families at a host congregation.

2. Terms, uses, definitions or activities identified herein do not apply to homeless shelters, emergency shelters, transitional living, and group boarding homes and other similar operations as identified in Section 18.20.500.

C. Where Permitted

1. Crisis care network and host congregations are permitted as an accessory use located within a religious institution (defined in Section 18.20.500).

2. Sleeping areas at a host congregation cannot comprise more than fifty (50) percent of the existing structure.

D. Performance Standards

1. Within the crisis care network, each host congregation may host guests for up to five (5) weeks per year.

2. Each host congregation location will provide the following:

a. No more than six (6) individual, private sleeping rooms; and

b. A separate dining area, lounge area, restrooms, adequate exits and smoke alarm system; and

c. A primary coordinator is provided at each host congregation site to supervise all trained volunteers and guests.

3. Accommodations, job training, food, and other support services are provided to guests during the day. (Ord. 19-56 § 8, 2019)