Elk Grove HART was formed in 2010 to provide local services to the growing number of homeless in Elk Grove. Our goal is to assist those experiencing homelessness in Elk Grove toward self-sufficiency and greater independence.
In cooperation with the City of Elk Grove and Sacramento Self-Help Housing, we obtained a house in the old town area. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath house provides a stable environment to mentor the clients as they become solid productive members of society.
This spacious 7 bedroom house is home to 3 families plus a house monitor. The unique configuration of this house is perfectly setup for each family to have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Our goal is to help these families get out of homelessness and back on their feet, but we need your continued support.
EG WINS is a joint effort with local churches to offer temporary, emergency shelter for homeless people in Elk Grove. Each host church will provide up to 25 men, women, and families with a warm, dry place to sleep, a hot meal, and friendly companionship.
There are over 450 homeless children within the Elk Grove Unified School District. HART works with the School District to assist them. The Elk Grove Food Bank serves approximately 2,700 people per month. Of those, the Food Bank provides food and services to about 100 homeless.
Fear permeated her entire body or was it stress? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. The pain of stage four cancer and being homeless seemed to melt together. It felt paralyzing, but she knew Ashlee, her 17-year-old daughter, needed her. And, as hard as it was to admit, she needed Ashlee too; who helped motivate her to make it through another day.
Ashlee had been doing okay at school and socializing with her friends before the cancer diagnoses, but now she was struggling. She refused to leave Mom’s side, and her friends didn’t understand what it was like to carry the shame of being homeless. She finally left high school and began independent studies with Mom. Mom was her world and Ashlee was clinging to her as long as she possibly could.
They came to realize that being homeless was expensive! Most of Mom’s disability money went to getting a motel room a couple of nights a week so they could take a shower and get a good night’s sleep. But, as their bank account drained, so did their hopes of saving enough money to get into housing. Rentals were scarce and without deposit money, it seemed hopeless.
Then HART fanned the flames of hope by offering to help pay their deposit. Ashlee and Mom found a precious little house with a roommate. HART helped to furnish the house and Mom and Ashlee are now savoring their home and can take a deep breath. The cancer didn’t go away, but Mom can take better care of herself and Ashlee. They have a place to call home. They actually smile now, thanks to HART and the many people who care.
Stay tuned for the Big Day of Giving on May 2nd when you too can be a part of someone finding a place to call home.
We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization;
100% of donations go directly toward providing services.
Tax ID# 46-4162394