Providing a Sense of Home

Today, the families at Roseville Home Start have a reason to celebrate: a new community kitchen.

Many of these families have suffered from domestic violence which led to homelessness, isolation and despair. Today they are finding respite in the emergency shelter units in order to begin again. These units offer a studio apartment to stabilize the family as they begin to heal. Due to the limited size of the units, families relied on a microwave or crock pot to cook meals.

Thanks to community partners like Home-Aid, USA Properties Fund, and the City of Roseville, today these families will have access to a full kitchen to prepare healthy, nutritious meals and have the space to enjoy them.

One child said to his mom, “Will you make lasagna and broccoli?” It had been about 18 months since they last were able to cook a full meal in an oven. Now, they are able to prepare a complete meal and eat together as a family. While it may seem small for some, for the mothers living at Home Start, it will be life-changing.

We are so grateful to our partners at Home-Aid Sacramento, USA Properties Fund, the City of Roseville, and the many industry trades for their dedication to providing dignified spaces for families to thrive!

Watch as the families see their new kitchen for the first time