On this #GivingTuesday we are asking our followers to support all the individuals and families sleeping on the street tonight. Please consider donating to SSHH, HART, or support our donations drive, Housewarming for the Homeless. The donation drive will be held on December 12th at the Cal Expo main gate loop from 8am-1pm. Our needs list is below. Thank you.

Donate through Paypal HERE

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Meet Buddy. Typically, he greets and thanks all the wonderful donors and volunteers at Cal Expo during our Housewarming for the Homeless event. This year, he's here to talk about how you or your company can become a financial sponsor.

"You may have heard, 2020 is SSHH’s 20th-anniversary celebration!

This year, because of COVID-19, SSHH had to cancel its in-person annual Let Them Eat Cake fundraiser. (Ruff, I know)  Instead, they held a virtual event on October 1. Check it out here on youtube: video. Unfortunately, SSHH was unable able to ask many of its supporters for sponsors early enough for people to follow through in time to support LTEC and SSHH.

Have no fear though! There is another upcoming opportunity to show your support!

SSHH asks that you join us with a generous donation and sponsorship of Housewarming for the Homeless to support their efforts through the rest of the year and into 2021.

Please consider a sponsorship at a level you believe is appropriate to reflect your support for housing our unhoused community members.

The sponsorship levels have varying degrees of compensation exposure for you and your company. The levels are outlined below.

For each homeless person we house, we are improving the health, safety, and quality of life of those persons and households as well as for those of the community around them. This event collects items for our 200+ transitional and permanent housing units in the region. Please contact Derek Corea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 916-798-2435 with any questions. Or donate with the button below on this webpage."

Presenting Sponsor - $1,000

  • Name/Logo displayed at event
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze tier compensation

Gold Sponsor - $500

  • Name/Logo displayed on all pre and post event promotional material
  • All Silver and Bronze tier compensation

Silver Sponsor - $250

  • Name/Logo displayed on all social media promotion
  • Bronze tier compensation

Bronze Sponsor - $100

  • Name/Logo displayed on sacselfhelp.org website

 

 

We are collecting donations!

On December 12, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Housewarming for the Homeless Donation Drive at Cal Expo. You can drop off donations at the Cal Expo Main Gate Loop from 8am - 1pm. Special thanks to Cal Expo for donating the space. This holiday season, we will be collecting goods to furnish our houses. As many of you know, SSHH operates 200+ housing units in the Sacramento Region. We are set to open 30 greatly needed houses in 2021. Make a donation. Help us out! Email Derek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

During the event, we will have volunteers ready to unload the donations contact-free. All volunteers will be masked, gloved, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance. We ask that each donor wear a mask during the drop-off.

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Our needs list is as follows:

Linens 

  • Bath Towels 
  • Hand Towels 
  • Wash Cloths 
  • Single and Twin Bed Sheets
  • Blankets 
  • Bed Pillows
  • Dish Towel

Appliances 

  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Coffee Pots

Kitchenware

  • Dishes 
  • Pots 
  • Pans 
  • Silverware

Let Them Eat Cake 2020 was a HUGE Success

Admittedly we were nervous about throwing a virtual event. Luckily, our volunteers, staff, and production crew pulled through with great success. Check out the stream for some laughs and SSHH 20 year anniversary celebratory information HERE: https://youtu.be/SCynjnvUths?t=1669 We raised $26,810 unrestricted funds to support the SSHH programs. We thank all of our sponsors, partners, and donors. We could not do what we do without you. Special thanks to Vicente Almanza of Chente Media for helping to tell our story.

Let Them Eat Cake 2020 will be on October 1 2020 and Virtual

Sacramento Self-Help Housing is reimagining this year's Let Them Eat Cake Event. Due to COVID-19, we are having our 20 year anniversary LTEC celebration virtually. Here what you need to know. The event can be viewed on the SSHH Facebook Page at 6pm on October 1. The link to view the live stream is here: www.facebook.com/sacramentoselfhelphousing

 

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October 1 2020 - Even though we may not be able to meet in person, SSHH is dedicated to featuring our partners, thanking its staff, celebrating 20 years of service, and, as is tradition, eat some cake! The October 1st event will be a mix of live footage featuring the SSHH Executive Director and SSHH staff as well as a prerecorded video of our programs and success. Additionally, we will be showing a first peek trailer of the documentary titled "Nameless." Nameless is a project in partnership with DDSO Employment Plus that is dedicated to highlighting the success and human impact of SSHH's scattered sight transitional housing program. More information about DDSO Employment Plus can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/employmentplus/.

You can view the event live stream on Sacramento Self-Help Housing Facebook or Youtube Page

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacramentoselfhelphousing/

Youtube: rb.gy/yuh8vi

Please consider donating $10, $20, $40, or more to help SSHH end the cycle of homelessness in our community.

Sacramento Self Help Housing collaborates with Project SentinelLegal Services of Northern California (LSNC), and California Apartment Association (CAA) to provide telephone counseling and dispute resolution services for Unincorporated Sacramento County, City of Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and Citrus Heights residents.

The Tenant Advisors will deal directly with concerns regarding landlord-tenant disputes and help refer fair housing issues to the appropriate agency.

The Renters Helpline is open from 8:30am - 5:00pm, M-F. They can be reached at 916-389-7877

View there website for more information here: www.rentershelpline.org

Today is Juneteenth.

Here at Sacramento Self-Help Housing, I have seen the continuing effects of racism among those we serve. This is a distressing and heartbreaking time in our country. We have all watched in horror as Stephon Clark, Darell Richards, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others have been murdered at the hands of law enforcement. Sacramento Self-Help Housing (SSHH) acknowledges the fear, anger, sadness, and disgust we all feel over the acts of injustice. It is important to understand the impact these murders, and the ongoing burden of fear that our clients and staff of color experience. SSHH stands in solidarity with all who affirm that Black Lives Matter.

SSHH has paused over the last few weeks to deeply consider how to best engage on issues of systemic racism in our country. As an organization, SSHH recognizes that speaking on this issue can present a challenge. However, we believe in standing up for what is right. Internal conversations revealed the following:

We must stand: Acts of racism and injustice have no place in our society.

We must act: Zero Tolerance Policy. Any violation will result in discipline up to termination. this is to ensure fairness, safety and to have a policy to govern and keep us accountable.

We must engage: SSHH will develop a council of internal and external trusted partners and allies to help ensure that action and accountability is delivered.

John Foley, Executive Director

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing is supporting those on the front lines working with our community's most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are helping to organize a stay at home, "Shelter-in-Place" fundraiser for our HART groups to raise much-needed emergency response funds to support their many projects. The fundraiser will be held on April 9th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. The Shelter-in-Place fundraiser is simple. Grab a snack, call a friend, and donate to your favorite HART group! Each donation will go directly to their COVID-19 emergency response relief efforts. The specific projects and donation information are outlined below. 

Citrus Heights HART 

1) Create sanitization stations for the homeless across Citrus Heights.

2) Partner with local businesses and food trucks to feed the homeless. 

3) Work with local motel and hotel mangers to purchase rooms for homeless individuals and families. 

Donate to Citrus Heights HART via their website through this link. 

Send a check payable to Citrus Heights HART and deliver to 5912 Sunrise Mall Citrus Heights, CA 9561.

Carmichael HART 

1) Serve 50 meals every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the entirety of the pandemic. 

2) Maintain Charlotte House (transitional house for women). 

3) Prepare for opening the second transitional house for homeless men. 

Donate to Carmichael HART via PayPal through this link. 

Send a check payable to Carmichael HART and deliver to Carmichael HART P.O. Box 1822 Carmichael, CA 95609. 

Arden Arcade HART 

1) Collect and purchase sanitization and hygiene supplies to be distributed in the community. 

2) Raise funds for distributing meals to the local homeless. 

Send a check payable to Arden Arcade HART and deliver to 2300 Edison Avenue Sacramento, CA 95821.

Rancho Cordova HART

1) Provide funds for move-in assistance and other expenses to permanently house the recently homeless.   

2) Raise funds for the 2020 Rancho Cordova Winter Sanctuary Season.

Donate to Rancho Cordova HART via their website through this link. 

Send a check payable to Rancho Cordova HART and deliver to 11223 Trinity River Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

 

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John takes time out of his duties to say hello to his unsheltered neighbors while running a respite center on cold Friday mornings. He is well known there and is affectionately known as “the Trinity guy”. 

John Craynak runs the midtown HART respite center at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. His mission? To create a comfortable place for people to come in and get information, get resources and relax. A Respite center is a place of relief where any community members can go to escape the elements and get refreshments. The respite center is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Friday. 

John has been a member of Midtown HART since it started a year ago and has ran the respite center since its opening during summer 2019. As a representative of the Trinity Cathedral, Craynak’s experience conducting different programs for the church, like their Wednesday night dinner program, is how he assumed responsibility as leader of the midtown respite. 

Additionally, Sacramento Steps Forward Navigator, Jenny Jordan, works at the Respite center to help house the unsheltered population in the area by getting them into shelters and housing programs. As navigator, Jenny finds homeless individuals to get them to the respite center so she can help them in their next steps to obtain sustainable housing.

Midtown HART accomplished one of its plans by opening another respite center at Saint Johns Lutheran church, located on 17th and L Street. 

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Let Them Eat Cake 2020 was a HUGE Success

Admittedly we were nervous about throwing a virtual event. Luckily, our volunteers, staff, and production crew pulled through with great success. Check out the stream for some laughs and SSHH 20 year anniversary celebratory information HERE: https://youtu.be/SCynjnvUths?t=1669 We raised $26,810 unrestricted funds to support the SSHH programs. We thank all of our sponsors, partners, and donors. We could not do what we do without you. Special thanks to Vicente Almanza of Chente Media for helping to tell our story.

 

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing is dedicated to assisting our community's unhoused to maintain affordable, safe, and permanent housing. This can be difficult in today's housing market. 

 

Our Solution: Shared Housing

 

Below is Sacramento Self-Help Housing's executive director John Foley speaking to the success of this strategy.

 https://youtu.be/VK3faiJUdI4

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We raised $90,000, celebrated Paul's successful transitions from homelessness to permanent housing, listened to some awesome music performed by Emma Simpson, and ate ALOT of cake. Thanks again to all our volunteers and supports for making this wonderful event happen.

Sacramento Self-Help Housing leases homes to provide housing and lifesaving services to our communities most vulnerable. There are many ways to house the homeless. We believed leasing single family homes is the most immediate and cost effective approach. Below is a testimonial from one of our long term partners. Please, if you would like more information email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Last Thursday was a BIG day for Sacramento Self Help Housing. Not only did we raise $5,000 in unrestricted funds, but we had the pleasure of opening our doors to 150 Sacramento Community members that wanted to learn about our agency. Thanks to all who attended and donated to our cause!

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Mark your calendar! Sacramento Self-Help Housing invites you to our May 2nd open house. Come meet the staff, see our brand new offices, and toast to our housing programs. 
 
When: May 2nd, 3-6pm 
Where: 1010 Hurley Way, Suite 500
 
Refreshments will be provided. 

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It's that time again! Get your Let Them Eat Cake tickets while they're still cooling off on the range.

Let Them Eat Cake is SSHH's annual Bastille Day celebration and fundraiser. This year, we come together to celebrate the growth of our agency and the success of our programs. SSHH will be selling Let Them Eat Cake (LTEC) tickets at our Giving Day Open House. Stop by our new office on May 2nd from 3pm to 6pm, to meet the staff, celebrate our programs, enjoy beverages and snacks, and get first dibs at LTEC 2019 Tickets!

We are now located at 1010 Hurley Way, suite 500.

Proceeds from LTEC and the Open House will go directly to SSHH’s capacity to help the most vulnerable in the Sacramento community.

LTEC Ticket Early Bird Rates - $40 for 1, $70 for 2. 

LTEC Ticket at the door - $50 per person.

Housing services agencies like Sacramento Self-Help Housing talk a lot about the different "barriers" to permanent housing. Things like eviction history, criminal record, disability, and financial education often compound to prevent many of our clients from achieving the next step to recovering from homelessness. KCRA's inquiry into this topic illustrates the success of our county funded, emergency shelter program, catered to directly addressing the most complex barriers to our communities most vulnerable. Check out "Hope, Humanity & Housing: Elderly Living On The Streets." 

Sacramento Self-Help Housing would like to thank everyone that volunteered, donated, and supported us on our inaugural House Warming for the Homeless Winter Donation Drive! It was a SMASHING success. 

Let Them Eat Cake 2020 will be on October 1 2020 and Virtual

Sacramento Self-Help Housing is reimagining this year's Let Them Eat Cake Event. Due to COVID-19, we are having our 20 year anniversary LTEC celebration virtually. Here what you need to know. 

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Let Them Eat Cake Announcement and Bastille Day Party - Even though we're not able to hold our annual 'Let Them Eat Cake' event on Bastille Day this year, we can't let it go by without eating some yummy cake! To celebrate the day, our amazing event emcee ABC10's Mark S. Allen -- who continues to rack up an ever-increasing and impressive number of Emmy Awards -- will bake a family-famous cake recipe on Bastille Day (7/14)...note that he's eaten this special cake every birthday of his life but this will be the FIRST TIME he's doing the cake baking himself! Stay tuned for the Facebook live information. 

7/15 Update - Thank you Mark S. Allen for supporting SSHH. To see the recorded event please follow the link here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=927517861094185.

October 1 2020 - Even though we may not be able to meet in person, SSHH is dedicated to featuring our partners, thanking its staff, celebrating 20 years of service, and, as is tradition, eat some cake! SSHH leadership is currently working on putting together a virtual experience for those that want to celebrate with us. The October 1st event will be a mix of live footage featuring the SSHH Executive Director and SSHH staff as well as a prerecorded video of our programs and success. Additionally, we will be showing a first peek trailer of the documentary titled "Nameless." Nameless is a project in partnership with DDSO Employment Plus that is dedicated to highlighting the success and human impact of SSHH's scattered sight transitional housing program. More information about DDSO Employment Plus can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/employmentplus/

Sponsoring Let Them Eat Cake - Yes! We are still accepting Let Them Eat Cake Sponsors. We are celebrating our 20 year anniversary, so, appropriately, our goal is to raise $20,000 to support our ever-growing number of housing and housing services programs. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring, please reach out to Derek Corea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The sponsorship levels, amounts, and compensations are as follows.  Remember, Sacramento Self-Help Housing is a registered 501(c)3 tax-deductible non-profit organization. Contributions are fully deductible charitable donations.

  • Coronation Cake - $25,000
    •  Named as Presenting Sponsor and invitation to speak at event.
    •  Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
    • Public thank you.
  • Wedding Cake - $10,000
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
    • Invitation to speak.
    • Public thank you.
  • Birthday Cake - $5,000
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
    • Invitation to speak
  • Ice Cream Cake - $2,500
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
  • Bundt Cake - $1,000
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
  • Cookie Cake - $500
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.
  • Carrot Cake - $250
    • Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

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Every night, Sean begins his nighttime routine with the intent of, eventually, not needing to move his body off the bed and onto the floor in order to fall asleep.

On Christmas Eve Sean was hit by a car while crossing the street at a Walgreen’s storefront. He was headed to the store to pick up a Christmas card for his friend. After being discharged from the EMT, Sean slept on the ground in the Walgreens parking lot.

When the police were called to remove him from the parking lot the next morning, on Christmas morning, Sean enlisted their help and decided it was time he got off the street.  

When I met with Sean, last month, he had been staying in Mather Community Park for 3 months. He was visibly comfortable, confident, and thriving. “I couldn't have gotten off the street without Toni’s help. Her tenacity helped me get my life back together, and I couldn’t be more thankful.”  

Toni Morgan is the Citrus Heights Homeless Outreach Navigator. She met Sean at the Citrus Heights HART Winter Sanctuary.

“Sean just needed a little push. Whenever a client comes to me I give them homework, like applying for an ID or completing a resume. I ask them to make an effort. Sean responded very well to my program.” Says Morgan.

In February Sean moved into the Mather Community Campus. And is today celebrating 60 days sober. His plan is to stay at Mather until he can afford a car and finds a good job. We’re all confident he will be moving on, to a life of self-sufficiency and independent living soon.  

This Agency participates in the Sacramento Continuum of Care, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which collects basic information about consumers receiving services from this Agency. This data is collected in order to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless, and to identify the need for different services.

We only collect information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information are guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice Statement describing our privacy practice is available to all consumers upon request. Agencies participating in HMIS share information with local agencies partnered in HMIS unless they serve a protected population, in compliance with applicable federal and state law. The list of HMIS Partner Agencies is available to consumers at intake upon request. Sharing information among agencies allows those agencies to work in a cooperative manner to provide you with better services.

You have the right to refuse certain data answers to be entered into the HMIS database. As such, we request every consumer whom we serve to sign a “Consumers Informed Consent & Release of Information Authorization”. Although you will receive services if you refuse to provide data answers, your eligibility to receive some specialized services may be impacted by not participating in HMIS.

You do have the ability to share your personal information with other area agencies that participate in the network by completing a “Consumers Informed Consent & Release of Information Authorization” form. This will allow those agencies to work in a cooperative manner to provide you with efficient and effective services.

bdog 2018 300xBDOG is a big day for SSHH because we are tackling the ever-expanding problem of homelessness and unaffordable housing head-on. In 2015, a minimum wage employee needed to work 86.5 hours per week, to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Sacramento. Since, as should be no surprise, the number of homeless in our community has increased by 30%.

The stats are staggering but should steer your focus to support organizations that are passionate, sustainably, and successfully providing a remedy, like Sacramento Self-Help Housing. In 2018, SSHH dramatically increased the size of its staff, subsequently increasing its capacity to make meaningful change in our community. With your support today,

BDOG can continue to expand its capacity for good. - Show your community pride and support us to make our region great again.

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Buddy here again.

"Please send a logo and specific individual and/or organization name to Derek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for promotion. If we already have your information, we are good to go! Please give us a few days to process your sponsorship."

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please reach out.

The event will be on December 12th at Cal Expo from 8am - 1pm. Feel free to stop by and say HI! (remember to waer a mask)"

Mix and Mingle with Sacramento Self-Help Housing!

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing (SSHH) and the the Rancho Cordova Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART) while enjoying wine & tasty appetizers.  All donations support local efforts to find stable and sustainable housing for needy individuals and families in our area.  RSVPs are encouraged and a tax deductible donation of $30 per person would be appreciated. 

You can contribute through our website by clicking this link:

http://www.sacselfhelp.org/donate.html

For Tax Write-Off purposes, our Tax ID is #68-0217383

Thank you for your faithful support to SSHH and the individuals we help. Your compassion enriches their lives in more ways than you will ever know. We are so grateful for your continued support.  We hope to see you there!

 


jj vanceSacramento Self Help Housing (SSHH) is the proud recipient of the 2015 JVance Stewart Community Service Award! This award honors the founding member of the DSP Navigator program, JVance Stewart, who passed away in 2011. Through DSP’s Homeless Outreach Navigators, Jay was committed to helping people get a second chance at life and was an advocate for those who needed it the most. The DSP Navigator Program measures success by the number of people they have connected with housing and services - because housing is the only way to solve homelessness.

SSHH was recognized for their impactful initiatives to assist homeless individuals, including their Cathedral Shelter program, Common Cents Interim Housing Program and the Serial Inebriate Program. Their programs have assisted more than 500 individuals with their transition off the street into housing. SSHH has been asset to the Navigator team for more than 10 years and is essential to the DSP Navigator Program's mission and the success of Downtown.

 

SSHH Mix and Mingle

Please click here for the official invitation

Please join SSHH for an informal evening of wine & light appetizers as we share a few recent highlights that include being recognized with the 2015 JVance Stewart Award from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, uplifting recent success stories and providing more information about new developments and programs we have in place.

The event is free of cost, however, we hope that you will consider helping make SSHH's success possible with a generous - and much-appreciated - donation of $30.00.  

You can contribute through our website by clicking this link: http://www.sacselfhelp.org/donate.html

For Tax Write-Off purposes, our Tax ID is #68-0217383

Thank you for your faithful support to SSHH and the individuals we help. Your compassion enriches their lives in more ways than you will ever know. We are so grateful for your continued support.  We hope to see you there!

 

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