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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.  

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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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After a falling out with her family, Logan was left with nothing but a few possessions and her yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Following a lifetime of economic security, Logan was now homeless.

For three years Logan slept in her car in the Fulton Avenue 24 Hour Fitness parking lot. Thankfully, she found Carmichael HART.

Logan attended Carmichael HART’s Winter Shelter for almost two full seasons until she built up the confidence to work with Scott Young, the Carmichael Homeless Outreach Navigator and President of Carmichael HART, to locate housing.

After a few months of searching for the right place, Logan made a connection with a friend at the gym looking for a housemate. With support from Scott and the Carmichael Community, Logan now has her own room in a beautiful house in Carmichael.

She couldn’t be happier.

“It took some time, but I finally found a place that fit me. I love picking flowers, and really missed cutting the law.”

Logan can be found tending to her rose garden, reading on the front porch, or volunteering with Carmichael HART.

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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. 

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing would like to thank all the wonderful folks that came out to attend, donate and celebrate another succesful "Let Them Eat Cake" event!  We had an amazing turn out this year with a wide selection of delicious homemade cakes, beautiful art, delectable wine and suds, as well as the company of many compassionate supporters and sponsors. We are grateful for your support in our organization’s mission! Now a sweet sixteen years old, and as tasty as ever!

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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.

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.

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.

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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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