SETA is the designated Community Action Agency for Sacramento County for the provision of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) services. CSBG funding originates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and remains one of the last remaining efforts of the War on Poverty. The purpose of the CSBG program is to reduce the incidence and effects of poverty and empower low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient. The program operates through neighborhood-based organizations that provide resources and services to produce measurable impacts on the causes and symptoms of poverty experienced by challenged families and communities.
CSBG provides a range of services to assist low-income people in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The program also provides low-income people with immediate life necessities such as emergency food, shelter, transportation, and access to available community resources.
In Sacramento County, programs funded through CSBG strive to eliminate the conditions of poverty affecting the county’s low-income residents. They provide case management, emergency shelter, transportation, emergency food, and counseling services for at-risk youth, frail elderly, disabled persons, low-income families, and the homeless. Only Sacramento County residents that meet federal poverty income guidelines are eligible for CSBG services.
CSBG Service Providers
Elk Grove Adult and Community Education
8401 B-Gerber Road,
Sacramento, CA 95828
Emergency services include: food assistance, transportation assistance, off-site shelter, utility assistance and eviction avoidance.
Sacramento Works Job Center Hours:
8 am – 4:30 pm (M – F)
Elk Grove Food Bank Services
9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Emergency food needs.
10:00 am – 3 pm (M – F)
9 am – 12 pm (Saturdays) – Once in a calendar month
Households served on a drop-in basis. May close 12:30 in summer if extreme heat (105 degrees or higher).
Folsom Cordova Community Partnership (FCCP)
10665 Coloma Road, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Emergency Services Include: food, transportation, utilities assistance, off-site shelter, employment supports, hygiene supplies and clothing.
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (M – W – F)
9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
** Services are provided on specific days; please call for details.
International Rescue Committee
2020 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95824
Emergency services include: utilities assistance, transportation assistance, eviction avoidance, employment support and clothing.
IRC helps families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency through asset development, financial education, employment services, and family support to immigrants, refugees, asylums, and low-income households.
9 am – 5 pm (M-F)
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
La Familia Counseling Center
My Sister’s House
Emergency services include: first month’s rent, utilities assistance and eviction avoidance.
Provides services to low income and homeless women and families in crisis who are victims of domestic violence needing emergency assistance.
8:30 am – 5:30 pm (M – F) with 24-hour crisis line
** My Sister’s House staff provides address upon connection with client seeking services.
Next Move Homeless Services (Francis House Center)
1422 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Temporary (1 week) shelter for homeless families.
9:30 am – 1 pm General Services
Mondays – Applications accepted; notification made on Friday & start the program the following Tuesday (1 family a week)
Households served on a drop-in basis; Call: (916) 443-2646.
River City Food Bank
1800 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Emergency food needs.
Midtown: 11:30 am – 3 pm (M – F)
Arden Arcade: 11 am – 1 pm (Saturdays)
11 am – 1 pm (2nd and 4th Friday); once in a calendar month
Households served on a drop-in basis
Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center
Saint John’s Program for Real Change
South County Services
431 S. Lincoln Way
Galt, CA 95632
Emergency services include: food, transportation assistance, utility assistance and eviction avoidance.
Galt: 8:30 am – 5pm; closed 12 – 1 for lunch (M – F)
Walnut Grove: Wednesdays 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Isleton: Tuesdays 1 pm – 6 pm
The Salvation Army (TSA)
3213 Orange Grove
North Highlands, CA 95660
Emergency services include: utility assistance, off-site shelter, eviction avoidance, and rental assistance.
North Highlands Office: 9 am – 4 pm (M – Thurs) & 9 am to 11:30 am (Fridays)
By Appointment Only: 9 am – 2 pm (M – F)
Lemon Hill Job Center (Wednesdays)
The Salvation Army Alhambra Campus (Wednesdays)
St. Mark’s Methodist Church (Thursdays)
St. Andrews Church Citrus Heights (Thursdays)
Call: (916) 678-4010 for emergency services
Volunteers of America
10636 Schirra Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Serves homeless veterans with housing and assist rental/landlord issues.
Emergency services include: first month’s rent, utilities assistance, transportation, off-site shelter and eviction avoidance.
8:00 am – 4:30 pm (M – F)
Call: (916) 228-3153 for emergency services
Wind Youth Services – Day Center
815 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Emergency services include: food assistance, transportation assistance, utility assistance, and vehicle maintenance & repair.
WYS provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness.
7:00 am – 6:00 pm (M – F)
7:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sat & Sun)
**During the shelter-In-place order, Wind Youth Drop-In Center will be open 7-3:30 Sunday through Saturday
24-Hour Shelter Line: (916) 628-1492