Sacramento, CA is a hub of government programs that support community projects. The Sacramento Area River Alliance (SARA) is a non-profit organization that works to protect the American River. They coordinate the efforts of organizations and individuals to ensure an adequate flow of high-quality water in the American River. Residents of Sacramento County can access a range of financial assistance services and programs.
These include help with utility bills, preventing foreclosures, emergency assistance for rent and housing, free clothing and food, mortgage assistance, and loans for first-time borrowers. The Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center provides assistance with utility bills, help paying rent, and even free hotel and motel vouchers. Contributions to TEAM will fund projects designed to benefit the animals at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter. The California Housing and Community Development website offers official information and program services for those in need.
Northern California Lutheran Social Services operates several housing programs in Sacramento County. There are also federally funded programs such as rehousing that can place homeless people in a new apartment in Sacramento. Meals on Wheels by ACC supports and maintains the independence and dignity of older people in their homes and communities by providing a nutritious meal at noon 5 days a week. The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) provides insufficient funding to replace the capital of the tax credit in ready-to-use projects, reducing the accumulation of pending projects in the CDLAC funding portfolio and accelerating the development of housing for people in need.
Pathways provides financial, voluntary and educational support to Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS), allowing TRS to offer quality therapeutic recreation programs, expand services to people with disabilities, and keep abreast of changes in the field of therapeutic recreation through ongoing educational opportunities. Making Memories is a program of court-appointed special advocates (CASA) in Sacramento County that provides adoptive children with the “little extras” that are so important to a child.