Mather Community Campus
Volunteers of America – in collaboration with Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center and Crossroads Diversified Services Inc. – provides homeless single adults and families an opportunity to build new personal and professional lives at Mather Community Campus.
Mather Community Campus is dedicated to providing the best possible services and a supportive environment to learn new skills and build a healthy lifestyle.
Residents, whom we refer to as "students," enjoy a safe and secure environment where staff members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Private air-conditioned apartments of varying sizes are available to meet the needs of individuals and families. Rooms are fully furnished, and include telephone connections.
Three meals a day are served to singles in the relaxing community dining hall. Kitchens for flexible, independent meal preparation are provided in the family units.
A case manager and an employment services worker work in partnership with students to secure steady jobs, build a stable lifestyle and obtain permanent housing. Students' interests, abilities and career/life goals will be assessed. They learn job search skills, how to keep a job and given tools to advance their chosen career paths. Job-training opportunities are available on campus, as well as throughout the community. The Sacramento Works One-Stop Career Center is located on-campus. Students also attend a variety of daily group sessions focusing on substance-abuse recovery, parenting skills and budgeting.
For those preparing to move to permanent-housing situations, Mather Community Campus' housing specialist assists in locating a new home.
A wide variety of recreation activities for students include sports, music, art, gardening and monthly theme events.
Mather Community Campus is dedicated to enriching the lives of its students. The Residents’ Council, Leadership Team and Community Advisory Committee ensure the quality of our services.
All members of our campus are involved in maintaining a clean and sober community. Activities that support students in recovery include alcohol and drug education workshops, transportation to nearby 12-step groups, and clean and sober recreation activities. All residents are drug tested.
To meet the transportation needs of our students, our campus van includes stops at Light Rail and selected job, recovery, childcare and shopping locations. Additionally, Regional Transit Route 75 provides regular bus service to the campus, including evenings and weekends.
Students pay affordable rent and program fees for their housing, utilities and numerous services. Students on the singles site also pay food fees.
Veronica Williams, intake coordinator