Housing the Homeless
My Sister’s House
Description: A safe haven for Asian and Pacific Islander women and children impacted by domestic violence.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist shelter clients, answer help line, translate for clients or help with special events.
Min Age: 16
Phone: ((916) 930‐0626
Address: 3053 Freeport Blvd. # 120 Sacramento, CA 95818
Prerequisites: Download application online
Description: Moving homeless families and individuals to higher levels of self-sufficiency and self‐reliance in Sacramento.
Volunteer Opportunities: Reading/Playing, Tutoring, Assisting children with homework,
Gardening, Painting, and Site Clean‐up
Min Age: 10, must be accompanied by adult; age 16+ without adult
Contact Person: Joseph Ramos, Community Partnerships Coordinator
Phone: 916-454-2120 x 302
Address: 2925 34th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Prerequisite: Volunteer Orientation, Fingerprints for volunteers over age 18
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity
Description: Sacramento Habitat for Humanity's mission is to put love into action by bringing people together to build hope, homes, and communities. We build homes for low-income families in Sacramento County using volunteer efforts and community support. We also operate a retail operation called the Sacramento Habitat for Humanity ReStore which resells new and used materials.
Volunteer Opportunities: Building on a Habitat construction site (no construction skills needed!) or volunteering in the Sacramento Habitat for Humanity ReStore (basic retail duties such as stocking, pricing, accepting donations, customer service, etc).
Min Age: 16-17 with a parent, 18+ does not need parent
Contact Person: Laine Himmelmann, Manager of Communications and Volunteer Services
Phone: (916) 440-1215 ext. 1108
Address: 819 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.):
Prerequisite: Attend a mandatory one-hour orientation. Orientation dates are available at http://www.shfh.org/doc.asp?id=30&parentid=13
St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children
Description: Assists families in transitioning from crisis to self-sustainability. It is the only shelter in Sacramento that exclusively supports homeless women with children. We offer a 90-day program that is rooted in one-on-one case management. Also we offer weekly classes and workshops such as job skills and training, parenting, fitness and nutrition, budgeting and financial management, basic computer skills, domestic counseling, mental health counseling, and drug and alcohol treatments programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Help in the donation center, children’s program, kitchen, career center
Min Age: 16
Contact Person: Cheryl Harper
Phone: (916) 453-1482
Address: 4410 Power Inn Rd. Sacramento CA 95825