In the Sacramento Region, homelessness has many faces. When we hear “homeless” we think of individuals who are on the streets and may have serious issues facing them in recovery. We refer to that group of homeless as “chronic” homeless. But there are many unreported homeless or soon to be homeless in our region including families who have lost one or more wage earners, aged out foster youth, refugees resettled in our region who have limited funds to get up on their feet, young women rescued from sexual exploitation who need safe homes to go to, youth offenders coming out of juvenile hall who do not have families to go to, and many others.
E49 believes that by utilizing nonprofits, church, business and civic partners, to do what they do best in their areas of expertise, we can better address homelessness and give a “hand up” through homes, jobs, mentoring and community.