Winter Sanctuary Revolving Shelter
As the first established HART, Elk Grove launched the first HART Winter Sanctuary. All of the HARTs now participate in some kind of annual winter shelter. Every year individuals are identified through their local housing navigator and HART members to participate in a 9-12 week revolving winter shelter. Each participating church opens their doors for one week to house people experiencing homelessness in their community.
Elk Grove manages two transitional houses: Meadows House for families with children and Grace House for individuals and couples. They also work 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 both their Winter Sanctuary and Transitional Housing clients. Mentors provide support to clients and help them get connected and stay connected to resources and programs.