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HELPING HOMELESS PETS

 

CITY FINALIZES CONTRACT TO EXPAND SHELTER SERVICE HOURS

The Salvation Army Center for Hope is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week as of September 22, 2016. Read more about this expansion.

The City and its partners are committed to providing a variety of information on programs and services. Multimedia and news items of the ongoing collaboration to end homelessness and reduce the impacts on the community can be found below.

 

Illegal Encampment Cleanup

 

Taxpayers bear the cost of Public Works equipment and staff of at least $80,000 a year for clean-up of illegal encampments like this one. Also, Sacramento Police dedicate a team of two officers and a sergeant to serving homeless people and addressing encampments. At least 3,700 cubic yards of debris was picked up by the City last year. That’s about 300 large dump truck loads. See the monthly data.

Winter sanctuary Podcast

Established in 2010, the Winter Sanctuary program  is a growing interfaith collaboration between Sacramento area congregations and  Sacramento Steps Forward.  The collaboration’s main objective is to offer shelter,  meals,  and fellowship to both men and women during the coldest months of the winter season (late November to March 31).  Over the course of the winter, over 20 different faith organizations throughout Sacramento County will host Winter Sanctuary, which can serve up to 100 men and women nightly.