Helping people who are homeless
Offering loving support
- Through Combined Efforts with Sacramento ACT
- Through the St. Mark’s Family Promise program
- Through the St. Mark’s Winter Shelter program
- Through the St. Mark’s team at Loaves and Fishes
Through the Combined Efforts with Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)
Community Action Meeting for Homelessness
Please mark your calendar for a community meeting on Wednesday, August 23, from 7:00-8:30pm, here in the Sanctuary. St. Mark’s Social Justice Advocacy Team and Sacramento ACT (Area Congregations Together) are holding an “Action” event to demand elected officials commit to creating a comprehensive coordinated plan that will address homelessness throughout this county.
This joint effort continues the work both organizations are doing to seek policy and budget changes that really do reduce and eventually eliminate homelessness. We need to tackle its root causes with social services, strategies to increase housing supplies, and other means.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg will attend. Sacramento City Councilmembers, members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, and other elected officials have been invited.
All St. Mark’s members are encouraged to sign a commitment card, available in the coming weeks, to attend the event—and to be there with your family and friends. It’s important that we show our support for a real plan to end homelessness.
Through the St. Mark’s Family Promise program
Family Promise of Sacramento
As part of the multi-congregational Interfaith Hospitality Network, St. Mark’s provides a caring environment, nutritious evening meals, safe overnight shelter, mentoring and breakfasts four weeks per year for four homeless families. Program participants stay together as a family unit to receive support services that promote self-sufficiency, pursue stable housing, employment, proper health care, life skills training and return of children to regular school attendance. These efforts strive to enable families to re-enter into the mainstream community populace.
Through the St. Mark’s Winter Shelter program
Winter Shelter (WISH)
With Sacramento Steps Forward and other community partners, provides up to two weeks of winter housing, breakfasts, evening meals, clothing, toiletries, haircuts, foot-washing, fellowship and entertainment for 100+ homeless adults.
Through the St. Mark’s team at Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes
St Mark’s mobilizes service teams that help provide daily meals at the downtown Loaves and Fishes Dining Room.