We are here to make a difference
It’s been too long since we’ve been able to have meetings! And we miss all of you. But HART has been busy and we want to let you know some of the activities we are working on.
The originally scheduled Folsom Winter Shelter presentation to the Folsom City Council (scheduled for March) will be presented on Tuesday, August 25 at the Council meeting. Ed Kelly and Judi Alexander will present a summary of the 2019-20 FWS and answer any questions.
Speaking of FWS, the planning committee for the 2021 season has been meeting and attempting to address how to conduct a shelter in the midst of COVID-19. The FWS is scheduled to operate from January 3, 2021 to March 31, 2021. The HART Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health Relationship Team is advising us on current protocols so that we keep everyone, guests and volunteers, healthy. The need for social distancing is limiting our hosts and we are working on how that changes the dynamics of the Shelter. As we make decisions we will update all of you. And we will need your help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions and possible answers!
There is now information on our web site about COVID-19 testing available in Folsom.
The City has applied for funds from the Governor’s Home Key program to outfit the Folsom Lodge Motel (renamed Bidwell Street Studios). The former motel is being repurposed as an apartment complex.
We expect to have one or more openings on the Board of Directors this fall. If you would be interested in helping HART of Folsom leadership move forward in these challenging times please contact us. The Board is comprised of people committed to assisting those experiencing homelessness in Folsom. Maybe that means you should rise to the occasion????
Please consider making a donation to HART of Folsom. This can be done on our website or by check. If you’d like to plan a fund raiser with your family, or club, or neighborhood for HART of Folsom we’d love it! Our expenses for the transition house, shelter, emergency transportation, and unglamorous items like insurance and gas for the van continue. I want to remind you that every dollar goes toward our mission. No Board member receives payment or reimbursement for their work. And we have no paid staff.
All of us do what we can and we’ve made a difference. Thank you.
HART of Folsom
We are a non-profit community-based volunteer organization assisting those experiencing homelessness in Folsom toward self-sufficiency and greater independence.
Folsom Winter Shelter Recap
- 84 nights – last year was 80
- 68 guests: 48 men, 20 women
- 990 guest nights – less than last year but we had so many success stories. I’ll take the success stories!
- 1 Intake Center
- 9 Host churches
- 100 HART volunteers
- Multiple church based volunteers along with local restaurants and service clubs
- 2 tablets
- X number of gallon of coffee, copies of resources, instructions and badges
- 4 $100 credit cards for gas for van
- Tubs of toiletries, medicine, socks , hats, and scarves
Each volunteer made a difference in the lives of our guests and each other. Our sense of community grew, and we realized that whoever we are we can improve our City.
HART of Folsom
We need your help!
We are in desperate need of affordable housing for folks living on the street. Folsom has many job opportunities for people, but the workforce that is serving your meals, washing your car, stocking the shelves of your favorite stores and providing many services that you enjoy here in Folsom cannot afford the monthly apartment rents on the money they earn. If you own rental property please look over the Sacramento Self-Help Housing Master Lease Program and consider making a difference in the lives of those struggling to rebuild their lives.
We are all volunteers and 100% of the funds we raise go to providing services to those we serve. Read more…
What We Do
HART works with individuals
Our main component of our program is to establish a mentoring relationship with the individuals (clients) that is built on respect and trust. We create a comfortable and loving relationship that allows the client to become self-assured and empower them to become independent and self-sustaining. We desire to help our clients to become positive and productive members of our community.
Read more about our services.
HART works with other organizations
We are a resource team for the individuals and connect them to services or programs that will assist them on their path to a better life. We believe that each organization we connect with is skilled in their own mission; we will support and encourage the client during these contacts. We are proudly partnered with many organizations, but are always on the outlook for others to join us in our mission.
Read more about our partners.
- ENCOURAGE movement out of Homelessness
- CONNECT to Resources
- MENTOR individuals
- TEACH AND ASSIST with budgeting
- AID in gainful employment
- ASSIST in locating affordable housing