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Greater Sacramento Region Services

Volunteers of America Sacramento services include Emergency Shelters, Community Re-Entry, Former Foster Youth Services, Housing, Treatment & Recovery Services, and Veterans services. For additional resources, please call 211.

Housing Services and Shelters

Emergency Shelters

Men's Shelter Intake Process:

1) Weekly intake is on Mondays at at 8pm,.Individuals who physically show up at 1400 North A Street, building B, Sacramento, CA at that time and have all of the qualifications in hand (identification and TB test) will be given any available beds that night or placed on a priority list for that week.

2) The public can receive updated daily information on bed availability by calling the shelter at 916-448-5507. The voicemail message is updated each morning by 9:00 a.m. with the number of beds that will be available for distribution that night at 8pm. Or if there are none, they are directed to call back the next day.

3) When beds are available they are given out each night at 8pm on a first-come, first-served basis to those on the weekly priority list first and other daily walk-ups thereafter.

Volunteers of America's Men's Shelter provides up to 90 days of services for up to 80 residents. Services include shelter, meals, transportation, personal-need items, housing and employment services, in addition to life-skills and anger management classes. The Men's Shelter can serve as the entry point to additional services, such as transitional housing, employment services and more.

Open Arms Intake Process:

Singles diagnosed as HIV-positive or who are living with AIDS are eligible for this 12-bed emergency housing program. Services include shelter, life-skills training, health education and permanent housing assessment and referrals.To learn more about Open Arms and to start the intake process, please call 916-451-1691. All program participants will need the following items:

  • A TB test (6 months old or less)
  • Proof of Viral illness
  • A homeless certification

Residential Family Shelter Intake Process:

A family in need of emergency shelter can self-register online at https://dhaservices.saccounty.net/efs

The website can be accessed through a personal device, at any public library or at one of our resource centers at the following bureaus:

Central: 2700 Fulton Avenue Sacramento, CA 95821

North: 5747 Watt Avenue North Highlands, CA 95660
3960 Research Drive Sacramento, CA 95838

East: 10013 Folsom Blvd Rancho Cordova, CA 95827

South: 2450 Florin Road Sacramento, CA 95822
210 North Lincoln Way Galt, CA 95632

Auburn Shelter Intake Process:

11442 'E' Avenue Auburn, CA 530-885-8840 Located in the Placer County Government Center off Atwood and Richardson Drive

1) Emergency "Overflow" night only housing is currently being provided to men and women only who physically show up at the shelter. Doors open at 5 p.m. to all that have qualifications in hand (identification and be sober) Cots will be filled on a first come first served basis. A hot meal will also be provided.

2) The 24 Hour shelter services intake uses the Emergency "Overflow" as the first point of entry. Those needing temporary emergency shelter with case management services must start their intake as noted above. This program is for individuals only, no families. Shelter staff will then provide additional information and explain the full intake and screening process.

Volunteers of America operated the Auburn Shelter and provides up to 90 days of services for up to 47 24/7 case managed residents. Emergency services include shelter, meals, laundry, and personal-need items. Case management services work as the entry point to additional services such as transitional housing, employment services, health care, and more.

Please click here for more information on the history of the Auburn Shelter, founded by the non-profit Right Hand Auburn in 2015.

Sacramento Senior Safe House Intake Process:

If you are a senior who is not safe, or know a senior suffering from abuse or neglect, please call Adult Protective Services at 916-874-9377. The Sacramento Senior Safe House is an emergency shelter for abused, neglected and exploited seniors 62 and older.

Mather Community Campus Intake Process:

Mather Community Campus focuses on helping formerly homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives through intensive employment and rapid housing services. The 12 month program provides transitional housing, case management, employment readiness and life skills workshops, educational and job referrals.

To be eligible for entry to Mather Community Campus, you must be referred by a Sacramento county homeless shelter, drug and alcohol treatment facility, or approved transitional living program (must be one year of less in length of program stay). All applicants must be employable as we are focused on training and employment skills.

For more information on how to apply, please call the Mather Intake Coordinator at 916 228-3119. 7:30am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.


Independent Living Readiness Program Intake Process:

For information on accessing Volunteers of America's Independent Living Readiness Program, please call (916) 922-9339.. For additional resources, please call 211.

Community Re-Entry

Intake Process

All Sacramento clients are referred by probation officers, or the Sheriff's department. The Sacramento Re-Entry Program is for adult males transitioning from incarceration to civilian life.

The Sacramento Re-Entry Program is for adult males transitioning from incarceration to civilian life. The emphasis during each client's 90 day stay is to decrease recidivism by increasing their job skills, independence, connecting them to community resources, recovery, and education.

Former Foster Youth

Application Process:

To participate in this program, youth must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Have been in foster care between the ages of 16 and 18
  • Be legally emancipated and between the ages of 18 and 23

The Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth program provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 months to help former foster care and probation youth ages 18-24 make successful transition from the child welfare system to independent living.

To start the application process or learn more please contact the intake coordinator at (916) 879-1784 or lisab@voa-ncnn.org.


Treatment & Recovery Services

Community Re-Entry

Intake Process

All Sacramento clients are referred by probation officers, or the Sheriff's department. The Sacramento Re-Entry Program is for adult males transitioning from incarceration to civilian life.

The Sacramento Re-Entry Program is for adult males transitioning from incarceration to civilian life. The emphasis during each client's 90 day stay is to decrease recidivism by increasing their job skills, independence, connecting them to community resources, recovery, and education.

Former Foster Youth

Application Process:

To participate in this program, youth must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Have been in foster care between the ages of 16 and 18
  • Be legally emancipated and between the ages of 18 and 23

The Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth program provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 months to help former foster care and probation youth ages 18-24 make successful transition from the child welfare system to independent living.

To start the application process or learn more please contact the intake coordinator at (916) 879-1784 or lisab@voa-ncnn.org.

Comprehensive Alcohol & Treatment Center

Intake Process

Local Law Enforcement brings individuals in for a 5170 PC hold and/or other local providers request to bring individuals who are under the influence of alcohol to detox for 72 hours. Access primarily by Law Enforcement who bring clients directly here. If it is a local provider who has a client that is under the influence of alcohol they would contact (916) 448-1236 for screening/availability.

CATC is a 72 hour detox facility.

Recovery For Parenting Women

Intake Process

In order to get into the program a prospective client first needs to contact the Adult System of Care (SOC): 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95826.

The SOC will conduct an AOD assessment and determine county eligibility as well as help determine level of care for a client. If the client is in need of Peri-natal Residential treatment, they are referred to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). 1446 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95828. You can contact them directly at (916) 922-5121. A case manager at NCADD will then conduct an assessment and contact us to schedule an intake, place the client on our wait list, or place the client in beginner's group for further assessment.

For women with children, Volunteers of America offers residential recovery services for 90 days.

Veterans Services

Serving veterans and their families in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo Counties.

Veteran Family Services

Intake Process

Call for eligibility (916) 228-3153 | M-F: 8:00AM-5:00PM

10636 Schirra Ave. Mather, CA

Housing

Volunteers of America provides supportive services to veterans and their families, including employment referrals and counseling; housing assistance; financial support such as rent, utilities, and security deposits; and case management. This program aims to provide permanent, stable housing for veterans and veteran families who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness.

Veteran Employment

Volunteers of America's Veteran Services provide homeless veterans with employment counseling, interview preparation, job referrals, and more, to help veterans address and overcome their personal barriers to stable employment.

Veterans Service Center

No intake necessary. Please come to 10618 Schirra Ave, Mather, CA 95655. For more information please call (916) 661-5149.

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