The Emergency Manager of the Elk Grove Police Department asked Elk Grove HART to collaborate and develop a warming center plan for winter weather. The outcome of that collaboration is the Elk Grove Overnight Warming Location (OWL) Cooperative, a network of city, service and faith-based organizations operating overnight warming centers for those who need it. Warming centers will open based on meeting weather thresholds from December 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022. HART is recruiting and will work as the liaison between the churches and the Emergency Manager.
Elk Grove manages three transitional houses: Meadows House for families with children, Grace House for individuals and couples and the recently opened Moon Creek House, a home featuring 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and approximately 2,900 square feet of living space. The Moon Creek property is expected to serve primarily family households who are temporarily homeless and in need of up to twelve months of assistance. Elk Grove HART also works with the city of Elk Grove to move clients from their transitional housing into permanent affordable housing.
Volunteers from Elk Grove HART participate in a Mentoring Program with their Transitional Housing clients. Mentors provide support to clients and help them get connected and stay connected to resources and programs.