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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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Mark your calendars for July 14th.

Sacramento Self-Help Housing is now actively seeking valued corporate partners for the 2020 “Let Them Eat Cake” event. All donations are greatly appreciated and sponsorship and ticket opportunities are available at various levels of involvement, including:

Presenting Sponsor - $25,000

- Named as Presenting Sponsor and invitation to speak at event.

- Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

- Unlimited tickets and a reserved table.

- Public thank you.

Wedding Cake - $10,000

- Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

- 16 tickets and a reserved table.

- Invitation to speak.

- Public thank you.

Birthday Cake - $5,000

- Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

- 12 tickets and a reserved table.

- Public thank you.

Ice Cream Cake - $2,500

- Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

- 8 tickets and a reserved table.

Bundt Cake - $1,000

- Company logo/name on all print and digital material.

- 4 tickets and a reserved table.

Sacramento Self-Help Housing is dedicated to assisting our communities most vulnerable find and 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. 

Sacramento Self-Help Housing is currently activly looking for financial sponsors for our Signature Event, Let Them Eat Cake. 

Sponsorship Levels

Wedding Cake - $5,000 – Host

- Company logo/name on all print material including program.

- Company logo/name and company description on event website.

- Invitation to speak at the event.

- Unlimited tickets to the event.

Birthday Cake - $2,500 – Sponsor

- Company logo/name on all print material including program.

- Company logo/name and company description on event website.

- Unlimited tickets to the event.

Ice Cream Cake - $1,000 – Sponsor

- Company logo/name on all print material including program.

- Company logo/name and company description on event website.

- Eight tickets to the event.

Cupcake - $500 – Sponsor

- Company logo/name on all print material including program.

- Company logo/name and company description on event website.

- Four tickets to the event.

Cakepop- $250 – Sponsor

- Company logo/name on all print material including program.

- two tickets to the event

If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Derek Corea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in attending, and not sponsoring, tickets can be purchased here:. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-them-eat-cake-tickets-60884755944

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing is proud to announce the 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Sutter Health, U.S. Bank and Winn Foundation along with Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, and Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines, brews and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more.

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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.

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

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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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