Open Beds for Sacramento's Winter Shelter 2012-2013
The Winter Shelter Program for 2012-2013 will include three components: 1. Winter Sanctuary; 2. Motel Voucher Program; 3. Families with children Overflow Shelters:
More information coming soon!
Additional Resources for Winter:
Volunteers of America - Senior Safe House Emergency shelter for seniors 62 + who are victims of abuse or neglect. Please call 916-583-4610
211 Sacramento offers free and confidential information on community services and resources for you or your family. Dial "211" on your phone. Can’t dial 211? Then call (916) 498-1000
Any facility the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. (HUD Definition) Staying in an emergency shelter is often the best way to access the entry point into transitional housing and other housing programs.
My Sister’s House
Target population: Asian and Pacific Islander women. They offer a 6-bed Safe Haven house for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
(916) 428-3271 – 24-hour, multi-lingual Help Line
3053 Freeport Blvd # 120
Sacramento, CA 95818
Sacramento Crisis Nurseries
24 hour Emergency Shelter for children. The Nurseries are licensed for up to 24 children. Pre-school and additional referral services for residents and their families.
North 4533 Pasadena Ave.
Sacramento, CA. 95821
Ph. (916) 679-3600
South 6699 South Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA. 95831
Ph. (916) 394-2000
WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment)
WEAVE operates an emergency shelter program where female survivors of domestic violence and their children can escape unsafe homes. Male survivors of domestic violence are placed at a different location. To access these services call the 24-hour crisis line below:
Crisis Line: 916.920.2952
Toll Free Crisis Line: (866) 920-2952
(916) 443-3715 TDD
WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support
by trained peer counselors. Help is available in 23 languages, as well as TDD, for the hearing impaired.
1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
For more information, please visit weaveinc.org.
Emergency Family Shelters
St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children
Up to 90 day stay for women and children only. Must contact shelter daily to stay on waiting list. Priority given to CalWorks families. Boys over 14 yrs. are not allowed.
4410 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center (family shelter)
Families, single mothers or fathers with children.
Phone screenings only, call: (916) 455-2160
VOA Residential Family Center
Family shelter, also takes in single men with children. Families must be on
CalWorks to qualify for the shelter and can stay up to 90 days. To access
the shelter, you must go to Maryhouse at Loaves & Fishes ((916) 446-4961)
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am to sign up for an interview.
Phone: (916) 443-4688
Emergency Singles Shelters
Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center- Women’s Refuge (women only)
Phone screenings only: call (916) 455-0415.
Call daily for availability
Salvation Army – Emergency Shelter (single men or women)
Individuals 18+. Women and men call : 916-442-0331, Call between 8:00am and 1:00 pm Mon-Fri to get on wait list. Must have a TB card. Can stay in the shelter up to 60 days.
12th and North B St.
Union Gospel Mission (single men only)
400 Bannon St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Volunteers of America – A Street Shelter (men only)
Can stay for up to 30 days with the possibility of an extension. In order to enter the shelter, you must show up at the A Street Shelter to get information.
1400 North A St, Bldg B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Emergency Youth Shelters and Resources
Wind Youth Center
Wind Youth Services works with youth experiencing homelessness, helping them find safety from the streets and giving them access to resources to help them move from crisis to healthy functioning and independent lives.
Wind Youth Center is open for youth, ages 11 to 22.
Wind Youth also operates a 12-bed, co-ed Youth Shelter called Wind House, for 11 to 17 year olds. To gain entry to the Shelter, you must meet with a Youth Advocate at the Wind Center.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
701 Dixieanne Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815
Ph. (916) 561-4900 -Wind Center
Ph. (916) 561-2424-Admin
Emergency after hours number: (916) 628-1492
National Runaway Switchboard
Ph. 1(800) 621-4000
California Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200, a free 24/7 confidential phone counseling and support service
for youth ages 12-24
Transitional Housing: Homeless Youth & Former Foster Youth
For the Youth programs below, call Lutheran Social Services at 916-453-2900 and specify the program. **There are long waiting lists for all of these programs.
Tubman House, Address: PO Box 160085, Sacramento, CA 95816 Site locations are confidential to protect the many residents escaping violence. Phone: 916-372-6272 Services: 18 months of housing and intensive support for young parents experiencing homelessness and their children. Services include: connection to permanent housing systems, counseling, leadership development, free on-site child development program, individual life planning and coaching, tutoring for GED/diploma/college, connection to college, parenting support, wellness activities, and support in rectifying court and debt issues. Target Population: Pregnant and/or parenting youth between 18 and 21 that are experiencing homelessness, and their children. Tubman uses a definition of homelessness that includes couch bouncing and those leaving a violent environment. Accessing Services: Client can call us directly at 916-372-6272. There is typically a 3 to 6 month wait list. Applicants are encouraged to call twice a month to stay active on our wait list. Website: http://wakingthevillage.org/tubman-house
Lutheran Social Services Youth Programs
- “THPY (Transitional Housing Project for Youth) Program”: up to 2 years of transitional housing for homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 24. To qualify for the program all youth must be legally emancipated, have or be working towards a GED/high school equivalency, and have an income/employment within 60 days.
- “Youth Moving On” Program: THP plus state sponsored program that provides up to two years of transitional housing for homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 24. To qualify for the program all youth must be legally emancipated, have or be working towards a GED/high school equivalency, and have an income/employment within 60 days.
- “Connections” Program: Connections provides up to two years of transitional housing for homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 24. To qualify for the program all youth must be legally emancipated, have or be working towards a GED/high school equivalency, and have an income/employment within 60 days.
Former Foster Youth Transitional Housing Program—VOA
A transitional housing program for former foster youth, it is a two-year transitional living program (24 months maximum) for young adults 18 to 23 who have aged out of the foster-care system.
Services provided include: living skills training; housing, employment and educational services; mentoring; and counseling in a semi-independent environment.
Call Lisa Brewer, intake coordinator at (916) 879-1784
Transitional Housing: Single Adults and Families with Children
Project that has as its purpose facilitating the movement of homelessness individuals and families to permanent housing within a reasonable amount of time (usually 24 months). (HUD Definition) *These transitional programs have long waiting lists.
Bishop Francis A. Quinn Cottages
60 cottages offer transitional housing for up to 24 months. You must be referred to the program by a shelter or homeless agency.
1500 North A. Street, Sacramento 95814
Friendship Housing [a program of Sacramento Self-Help Housing]
This shared housing program offers permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals referred by Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance.
1322 North C Street, Sacramento 95814
Independent Living Readiness Program—VOA
A transitional housing program for single adults.
Transitional Housing for Families Program—VOA
Target population: Couples with children; must be referred through CalWorks
Transitional Housing for Women with Children—VOA
Housing for women with children; referral must come through County Alcohol and Drug Services, phone number:
Transitional Housing Program for Families—Lutheran Social Services
A 2-year transitional housing program; target population: Homeless families
Transitional Housing: Veterans
The Sacramento Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is a multi-function campus with the most comprehensive mix of services for veterans in Northern California. These supportive and transitional housing programs are on their campus:
- Men Supportive Housing Program: 30-bed supportive housing program for veterans who are homeless men Behavioral Health Center: 22 beds
- Women's Supportive Housing Program (off-campus): 8 bed supportive housing program for veterans who are homeless women; children allowed.
- Volunteers of America - Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families Homeless prevention and rapid rehousing for Vet’s with families. Call 916-228-3153 for assessment.
Call (916) 393-8387 to see if you are eligible.
Daytime shelter for homeless women and children
1321 North C. St.,
Sacramento, CA 95811
Sister Nora’s Place
Long-term overnight shelter serving chronically homeless, mentally ill women; can house 13 women at a time.
1321 North C. St.,
Sacramento, CA 95811
A network of local congregations which provide overnight shelter for homeless families
Emergency shelter and permanent housing for individuals living with AIDS/HIV
Rental Assistance/Motel Vouchers (short term)
Families should call Tuesdays at 9 AM
Short term Motel Vouchers only (no rental assistance).
1422 C Street
Permanent Supportive Housing
A long-term, community-based housing that has supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities. For many of these programs, you must be referred in by a shelter; *for many of these programs there are long waiting lists.
Lutheran Social Services’ Saybrook
Saybrook Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides a compassionate, integrative and comprehensive support system for families experiencing alcohol and other drug (AOD) addictions as well as mental health disabilities.
Cottage Housing’s Serna Village
-83 apartments for homeless families with children
- Meet H.U.D. definition of “homeless"
- Six month sobriety before entering the program
- At least one adult has a disability
- Referred by another community agency