Safe At Home
Shelter and Housing
Housing is the largest, and perhaps the most important issue, facing Sacramento County. Additionally, the difficulties finding affordable, accessible housing and shelter is amplified for victims of domestic violence who are experiencing trauma. This is the reality for so many that come to our center. In fact, 17% of those we serve report homelessness because of domestic violence.
The SRFJC’s Safe At Home program is based on the California Housing First approach, which focuses on rapidly getting people who are homeless into permanent housing, particularly those experiencing domestic violence. Any issues that may have contributed to an individual or family becoming homeless can best be addressed after they are stably housed.
Focused on increasing survivors’ access to, and retention of stable housing, the SAH program is guided by the safety and self-determination needs of domestic violence survivors and their children. Safe at Home staff provide wraparound services to victims as they find safety and security in long term housing.
Support finding and obtaining long term housing
Financial support for deposit, utilities, moving expenses, rent.
Job training and placement
Education classes to earn a high school diploma
Parenting and/or Alcohol and Drug classes