Sacramento Triage Shelter

Serving those with the most critical need in Sacramento

As part of the City of Sacramento's innovative solutions to bring services and housing to those most in need, the Sacramento Triage Shelter opened Dec 8, 2017. The Triage Shelter is operated by Volunteers of America and provides shelter and meals in a safe, warm and dignified space for those who are typically shelter resistant. This unique coed 100-bed low barrier shelter also accommodates guests, pets and their possessions. Our collaborative partners help with addressing housing, health, and other services.

CALmatters - To help people off the streets and into shelters, welcome their pets?

VOA is partnering with Front Street Animal Shelter to provide emergency shelter and meals in a safe, warm space for individuals experiencing homelessness and their pets.

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VIDEO - Sacramento Triage Shelter

Meet the people you brought in from the cold at the first ever Triage Shelter in North Sacramento. 

The Sacramento Bee - Why making connections is essential to the homeless community’s healing process

The Sacramento Bee featured an op/ed from our very own Division Director of Shelter Services, David Silveira. David writes to emphasize the importance of community in the healing process to those struggling on their path to healing and reintegration into our society. Read the full piece below.

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How You Can Help

Donating to the shelter

Volunteers of America happily accepts donations for the shelter of items from their Amazon wish list. Donations of used items are not accepted and no donations can be received on site.

Volunteering at the shelter or another program

Hairdressers are needed to offer haircuts to those in the shelter. Learn More.
Learn more about volunteering at VOA programs.


View the most recent shelter data provided by the City of Sacramento here

If you are in need of homeless less services or for more INTAKE information please CALL 311 for the City’s hotline to report a homeless camp needing contacted by the Outreaxh Team or for your own assessment for access to the Triage shelter. 

For ways to help or donate, please contact Volunteers of America at

For MEDIA ONLY inquiries, please contact: Mary Lynne Vellinga, City of Sacramento Office of the Mayor Communications Director

Cell: (916) 599-3724