If you are homeless and you live in the Sacramento area, there are many organizations thare
provide various assistance for the homeless. Different organizations provide different services for the homeless.
If you need shelter, there are many homeless shelters in Sacramento County. Some are more specialized than
Because there are many people needing help in Sacramento County, there are many homeless
shelters. Some are emergency shelters and some specialize in families, children, or women. See:
Drop-in Centers provide many valuable services for the homeless. Read more
about drop-in centers and where to find them here.
Department of Human Assistance Homeless
In addition, the County of Sacramento's Department of Human Assistance Homeless has
programs to help homeless individuals and families in Sacramento County. The Deparment plans, monitors and
coordinates housing and employment services for homeless people as well. For more information about the Homeless
Programs, call: 916.874.4301
Below are some programs run by the Department of Human Assistance Homeless.
Winter Shelter Program
When other local homeless shelters are full during the cold weather months, the Winter Shelter
Program offers emergency overnight shelter for those homeless in Sacramento County. With this program, fewer
homeless men, women and children will spend their nights in cold weather. This program provides nightly dry shelter
and two meals.
Shelter Plus Care
For information about the SHRA Shelter Plus Care program please call (916) 440-1390.
Laverne Adolfo Housing Programs for Former Foster Youth
The Housing Programs for Former Foster Youth provide many housing and supportive services
to former foster youth aged 18 through 24 who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.