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Volunteers of America Housing and Shelter Services Sacramento

Crisis Response Housing
Volunteers of America operates crisis response shelters for homeless families, men and women in Sacrament. These shelters keep clients safe from harm while providing resources and solutions that will move them toward more stable futures. These services include case management, employment counseling and job referrals, permanent housing referrals, life-skills coaching, and more. For the individuals and families we serve, these shelters are a first step in ending the cycle of poverty.

Men's Shelter

As many as 90 consecutive days of food, shelter and referral services are provided to homeless men at Volunteers of America's Men's Shelter. Eighty beds are available for men who are seeking long-term stability and the tools to once again be productive and contributing members of our community. Referrals to housing programs within Volunteers of America's continuum of care, as well as to partner agencies, are available.

Residential Family Shelter
Volunteers of America's Family Shelter, which opened in October 2009, is a unique shelter in Sacramento, designed to accommodate couples with children, single fathers with children, and families with teenage boys. The needs of as many as 12 families are met here, with 62 beds, and three meals provided daily as well as support services including transportation to and from school, permanent housing referrals and educational and job-search information.

Open Arms
Designed to meet the emergency housing needs of as many as 12 individuals diagnosed as HIV-positive, and those living with AIDS, Open Arms also provides life-skills training, employment counseling, substance abuse and health education, as well as permanent housing assessment and referrals. Open Arms is a collaborative effort with other agencies in the AIDS-provider community.

Senior Safe House
Emergency shelter for abused seniors is available at Volunteers of America's Sacramento Senior Safe House.

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Volunteers of America - Open Arms

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 24, 2015

Sacramento, CA, 95815

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Sad experience, staff was great, case workers not very communicative on help available or resources.

    Answer posted on Jul 29, 2021 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Jul 29, 2021 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Stay in as last resource, they have good staff , management not very good but maybe you should have more initiative and be persistent to ask for help you need , you have to do chores almost on a daily basis, like clean restrooms, wash dishes , sweep, mop, clean showers, attend orientations, so I had little time to do things on my free time because of all chores , and be back by 6 pm. Curfew hours plus you have to give them your food stamp money to pay while your there every month.

    Answer posted on Jul 29, 2021 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. 3 months max but can extend to 4 in special request

    Answer posted on Jul 29, 2021 0

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  1. Jul 29, 2021Reply
    There’s a lot of room for improvement because case managers need to be more efficient in terms of getting people housed in the rapid rehousing program they had or have , sometimes you need a little extra help like help you get a place instead of you looking and asking landlords, it takes too much time , plus if you are not emotionally, stable it’s hard to do the important stuff, mental health would be very helpful during the shelters stay plus it would be nice if they didn’t impose too much chores, over all food was good and they need more ventilation such as fans or vents , it gets too stuffy at night , plus some people leave children unattended to go and watch tv in the tv rest area that should not be allowed I give a plus to laundry staff they do your laundry for you which it was a lot of help. I ended up going back to my abuser because I was not able to find a house in the rapid rehousing program. He has changed since we got back somewhat maybe God interfered or he just realized family is important.

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