Housing Services (Greater Sacramento)

Housing Services: Sacramento

Volunteers of America works to prevent and end homelessness through a range of support services including eviction prevention, emergency services, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing. Once we engage homeless individuals, including youth and families with children, we stay with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency.

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Crisis Response Housing

Volunteers of America operates crisis response shelters for homeless families, men and women in Sacrament. These shelters keep clients safe from harm while providing resources and solutions that will move them toward more stable futures. These services include case management, employment counseling and job referrals, permanent housing referrals, life-skills coaching, and more. For the individuals and families we serve, these shelters are a first step in ending the cycle of poverty.

  • Men's Shelter

    As many as 90 consecutive days of food, shelter and referral services are provided to homeless men at Volunteers of America's Men's Shelter. Eighty beds are available for men who are seeking long-term stability and the tools to once again be productive and contributing members of our community. Referrals to housing programs within Volunteers of America's continuum of care, as well as to partner agencies, are available.

  • Residential Family Shelter

    Volunteers of America's Family Shelter, which opened in October 2009, is a unique shelter in Sacramento, designed to accommodate couples with children, single fathers with children, and families with teenage boys. The needs of as many as 12 families are met here, with 62 beds, and three meals provided daily as well as support services including transportation to and from school, permanent housing referrals and educational and job-search information.

  • Open Arms

    Designed to meet the emergency housing needs of as many as 12 individuals diagnosed as HIV-positive, and those living with AIDS, Open Arms also provides life-skills training, employment counseling, substance abuse and health education, as well as permanent housing assessment and referrals. Open Arms is a collaborative effort with other agencies in the AIDS-provider community.

  • Senior Safe House

    Emergency shelter for abused seniors is available at Volunteers of America's Sacramento Senior Safe House.

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Comprehensive Job Development & Housing

Sacramento individuals and families leaving homelessness behind receive intensive, comprehensive employment counseling, job referrals and ongoing job coaching through Volunteers of America. Combined with stable housing, ongoing case management and support, financial literacy workshops and more, students develop the tools to lead independent lives and serve as positive role models for their families.

  • Mather Community Campus

    Volunteers of America Mather Community Campus provides homeless and employment services to homeless individuals and families working toward self-sufficiency.

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  • Independent Living Readiness Program

    The one-year Independent Living Readiness Program (ILRP) offers intensive 24-hour case-management services to help homeless men and women work toward self-sufficiency. These services include job-readiness training, substance abuse treatment options and life-skills education.

  • Affordable Housing

    Volunteers of America offers affordable housing for low-income seniors and families. In addition to stable housing, residents have access to a variety of other community resources, helping these individuals and families lead lives that are as self-sufficient as possible.

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  • Veterans Services

    Veterans Services aims to give homeless veterans and their families the tools to overcome their barriers to housing and employment, attain and maintain stable housing, find and keep sufficiency-level employment, and resources that will help them live positive, independent lives.

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