Who Do We Help?
Unlike any time in America's history, today's homeless are often children, women, and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today's homeless are not the people seen on the street. They are the "invisible homeless" who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances (e.g. job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, foreclosure or a medical condition) — situations that could affect anyone.
Think for a moment about the following situations: the mother who left an abusive relationship to protect her children; the father who moved his family to a transitional housing facility because he had to choose between rent and his child's cancer medicine; the pregnant teen who has nowhere to go and no one to turn to; the family without a home because everything was lost in a fire... These are the people served by HomeAid Sacramento.
HomeAid Sacramento builds housing and support facilities that serve homeless families and individuals, which include:
- Victims of domestic violence
- Pregnant teens
- At-risk and runaway teens
- Families experiencing temporary job loss
- Victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes
- Women escaping sex trafficking
Typically, these are people who simply need a second chance to get back on their feet — a place to regroup, catch their breath and regain lives of self-sufficiency. HomeAid Sacramento partners with local nonprofit shelters, who in turn, offer homeless families and individuals a safe, secure place to live while gaining access to social services to take them to the next level of independence.