Street Sheet: Open Beds for Winter, 2011-2012

Posted on December 1, 2011. Filed under: Homelessness |


Emergency Shelter Options and Open Beds for Winter, 2011-2012

Winter Sanctuary:

Opens on Thursday, December 1st. This is a nightly, rotating shelter. Guests needing shelter should be at the Friendship Park Outreach office (at Loaves & Fishes) for screening  Monday – Friday, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Guests will be required to sign a participant agreement with Volunteers of America & show TB card: No drugs, alcohol, weapons or violence, no pets, no smoking. Must be willing to participate in simple chores.

Up to 100 guests will be provided a sleeping bag and will be sleeping on the floor. Transportation will be provided by VOA to houses of worship each night. This program is for homeless adults.

Motel Voucher Program:

Will provide 50 beds beginning November 21, 2011 for shelter-referred clients meeting priorities: elderly (60+ years), families with children who cannot get into a shelter, referral from shelter of persons w/contagious illness or medical disabilities, shelter overflow. Emergency shelters should fax referral to Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center’s “Motel Voucher Program” at 916-455-7143

Families with Children Overflow Shelters:

Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center has 25 beds for families that will begin November 21, 2011. Call 916-455-2160

Volunteers of America has 7 units for families beginning November 21, 2011. Sign up, orientation and in-take at Maryhouse on Tuesdays from 8:30-2:30p.m. Maryhouse is located at 1321 North C Street, questions can be directed to Volunteers of America at 916-443-4688.

Year-Round Shelter

  • Volunteers of America Men’s Shelter

1400 North A St. (Single men only.) Phone: 916-448-5507

  • Volunteers of America Family Shelter:

470 Bannon St. (Single women with children, single fathers with children and couples with children) Phone: 916-443-4688.  Volunteers of America staff will sign up new families at Maryhouse on Tuesdays from 8:30-2:30p.m.

  • Union Gospel Mission
  • 400 Bannon Street. (Single men only)
  • Salvation Army Shelter

12th and North B St. (Women and Men 18+).  Phone:  916-442-0331, call 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Mon-Fri to get on wait list. Must have a TB card

  • St. John’s Shelter

Up to 90 day stay for women and children only. Phone: 916-453-1482. Must contact shelter daily to stay on waiting list. Priority given to Cal Works families

  • Wind Youth Services

701 Dixieanne Ave. Homeless youth, ages 11-17 (some exceptions for 18) Phone: 916.561.4900 (Wind Center) or  916-628-1492 (emergency after-hours number)

  • Sacramento Area Emergency Shelter

Family Shelter-families, single mothers or fathers with children.  Priority given to Cal Works families.  Phone: 916-455-2160

Women’s Refuge: Single Women Shelter. Phone: 455-0415, call daily for availability.

  • Family Promise

A network of local congregations which provide long-term overnight shelter for homeless families

Phone: 916-443-3107

  • WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment)

Emergency shelter available to survivors of domestic violence and victims of human trafficking.

Crisis line: 916-920-2952

  • My Sisters House

Emergency shelter for Asian and Pacific Islander victims of domestic violence.

24-hour multilingual helpline: 916-428- 3271

  • TLCS- Carol’s Place

Shelter for homeless adults with psychiatric disabilities. Referrals come through Guest House Homeless Clinic at 1400 North A Street.

  • Volunteers of America HIV/AIDS Emergency Shelter

12 bed shelter for homeless single men or women who have HIV/AIDS.  For information on accessing shelter call Volunteers of America at 916-451-1765.

Rental Assistance/Motel Vouchers (short term)

  • Francis House
    1422 C Street. Couples or families should call Tuesdays at 9 AM at 443-2646, short term Motel Vouchers only (no rental assistance). Phone: 916-443-2646

Hotlines/Emergency Telephone Numbers:

  • Dial 2-1-1 (24hrs/7days) from any working telephone for referral to more than 2,400 community services including housing information.  Phone: 2-1-1 or 498-1000 from out of the area.

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