Homeless Assistance Services

Homeless Services for Students and Veterans

November 12th, 2014
Students, contact the homeless services of your school district or go to the front counter of your school of attendance. There are no homeless services for children with disabilities. Parents of children with special needs and/or disabilities apply for the services according to gender or family unit. If you enter a shelter, then you will need a TB test.

Homeless services and Programs for students, Veterans and people living in Sacramento:

  1. Francis House
    1422 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Ph. (916) 443-2646
    Service times are Mon., Tue., Thurs., and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closed Wednesday.

    Numbers are drawn lottery style at 9:00 a.m. We serve numbers 1 through 25. 
    You do not need a number to enter the job development center on Mon., Tue., Wed., and Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Buss passes-California ID-Birth certificate-Notary services-Hygiene kits-Eyeglasses-Winter coats, scarves, hats, etc.

  2. Mercy Clinic 
    This location includes FREE TB testing for shelter placement. 
    Nurse's office in Friendship Park, 1321 North C Street at 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 map 
    Ph. (916) 446-3345 Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
    Free Health Clinic services for the homeless and families who do not have medical insurance.
  3. Loaves and Fishes
    1321 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 map
    Ph. (916) 443-7378 or (916) 446-9316 Information service center.
    Offers many services to the homeless including, showers, phone, meals, kennel, Library, Jail Visitation, on-site services and referrals for mental health, disability, housing and substance abuse. 
    Ø Mary House Ph. (916) 446-4961 The Mary House program is a Sacramento community daytime shelter for women and children only. Also, provides assistance for homeless dads, moms and their children.
    Ø Mustard Seed School Ph. (916) 447-3626
    The Mustard Seed School is a free school for Sacramento homeless children 3-15 age group.
  4. Widening Opportunities for Rehabilitation and knowledge - (W.O.R.K.) Program. 
    1507 21st Street, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95811 map 
    Ph. (916) 441-0123 - Administrative Office. or (916) 480-9000 - TLCS. "Widening Opportunities for Rehabilitation and Knowledge (WORK) is a rel="nofollow" hUD funded program that provides for vocational support for homeless adults who are motivated to enter the workforce. This program works in collaboration with Crossroads Employment Services to provide employment services and job coaches as needed."
  5. Travelers Aid Emergency Assistance
    Ph. (916) 399-9646
    Mission: To advance and support a network of human service provider organizations committed to assisting individuals and families who are in transition, or crisis, and are disconnected from their support systems.
  6. VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
    1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to speak to a trained VA responder. 
    Employment-Safe Housing-Health Care-Mental Health-Referrals.
  7. The Sacramento Stand Down Association
    Ph. (916) 646-6004

Homeless Students in Sacramento:

  1. Project TEACH
    P.O. Box 269003, Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Ph. (916) 228-3904 or (916) 228-2392
    FREE help to keep your child in school. Transportation, school supplies, other needed assistance.
    Keeps homeless families connected with school. Includes assisting unaccompanied youth in staying in school. Services all County of Sacramento school districts.
  2. San Juan Unified School District
    Ø San Juan High School – East Area

    7551 Greenback Lane, Room C-1, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 map

    Ph. (916) 971-7045 Ø Encina rel="nofollow" high School – West Area 1400 Bell Street, Room G-3, Sacramento, CA 95825
  3. Sac City Unified School District
    2930 21st Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820-3719 map
    Phone: (916) 277-6892 Emergency referral assistance for homeless students including help with transportation, food and referrals.
  4. Twin Rivers Unified School District
    5115 Dudley Boulevard, Bay B, McClellan, CA 95652 map
    Ph. (916) 566-1600 x50852 (Jane C., Coordinator) or (916) 566-1600 x5084 (Tracey W., Coordinator)
    Provides services and referrals for homeless student assistance.