Save the Date!!
Exciting Live Auction
April 23, 2014
One of the region’s longest-running benefit dinners in its 23rd year – Francis House Center’s Feast for the Streets – will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center (6151 H Street, Sacramento).
The event will undergo a major reconstruction and will now be a “plated” dinner, prepared by Chef Betsy Hite, owner and head chef at Elegant & Easy Gourmet in Wilton, CA. The menu will be truly elegant and feature items from Chef Hite’s farm in Wilton.
The evening’s festivities will also feature the 1st Annual Greg Bunker Prizes, to be awarded to four community leaders who have unselfishly battled to eradicate poverty and homelessness in the Sacramento region.
Personal Development Coaching
We have partnered with several agencies in order to better serve our clients. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we host an advocate from an agency that provides a different service for the clients of Francis House Center.
River City Food Bank, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
River City Food Bank assists with applications for the CalFresh Program. Walk ins welcome.
Disability Action Advocates, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocate is on hand to help with SSI applications, appeals and denials. They help resolve Social Security Disability claims. By appointment only.
Notary Services & Veterans’ Advocate 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
We have two services available on Thursdays. By appointment only.
Our Veterans' Advocate assists with: health care benefits, housing resources and programs, substance abuse treatment, employment and assessment, resources on other VA issues.
ACC Senior Services, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The mission of ACC Seniors Services is to promote the general welfare and to enhance the quality of life for our community by identifying, developing, and providing culturally sensitive health and social services for older adults. Walk ins welcome.
Recently, we at Francis House Center surprised our client Jessica, a struggling single mother of three, with the gift of a home. Jessica tearfully thanked Francis House for the gift of a down payment on an apartment and an interest-free loan for part of the first month’s rent. You see, Jessica and her children showed up at Francis House on a cold November morning after they were unwillingly kicked out of their house in a domestic dispute with little more than the clothes they were wearing. Unbelievably, the four of them lived in her car for a month while she worked two jobs to try to save enough for a new place to live. Jessica came to Francis House exhausted and scared, and we were able to give her this hand up, and a feeling of hope for the future.
Jessica's tears of joy and relief are a testament to the humanity and goodness in what we see and do every day. We appreciate how much she has struggled and how determined she has been to pave that new path for herself and her children. We are blessed and honored to help her.
"I came to Francis House looking for help in whatever was offered. Yvette got me off the street and into a safe, drug free environment. If it were not for her help I would still be on the streets, or possibly dead. I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for Yvette and Francis House." Wesley, 20
"I heard about Francis House and they were a life saver. They gave me and my son hope, a room for a week and food. The staff is wonderful. You never know about life. One day you are working and everything's fine and the next day you lose your job, your house and you're homeless. You never know." Royal