Listen: Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy and the Salvation Army's Capt. Larry Carmichael who talk about working together to help address the American River Parkway homeless challenge and to provide life-changing opportunities.
The Salvation Army and Sacramento County to Celebrate 60 New Beds for the Unhoused at Center of Hope with Ribbon Cutting and Shelter Tour
What: The Salvation Army of Sacramento is celebrating a renewed partnership with Sacramento County. Recently, the county awarded up to $2.5 million to The Salvation Army of Sacramento to add 60 additional beds in the Center of Hope Emergency Shelter on North B Street. The funds come from the American Recovery Plan Act and will support the operation of sheltering an additional 60 individuals at a time who had been living along the American River Parkway. The funding will also allow the nonprofit to provide wrap-around services, a hallmark of successful Salvation Army programs aimed at ending homelessness. Members of the Sacramento area news media are invited to attend the ceremonial ribbon cutting and afterwards, will be allowed inside to tour Center of Hope.
Why: The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human need in the name of Jesus without discrimination. One of the biggest needs in Sacramento is to help the thousands of individuals and families who are currently unhoused. Center of Hope Emergency Shelter is an entry point for Salvation Army sheltering and housing programs, which are aimed at helping people achieve the next level of housing security and self-sufficiency.
How: This shelter bed expansion is made possible through up to $2.5 million in American Recovery Plan Act funding awarded by Sacramento County. During the short program on Wednesday, Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy and Salvation Army leadership will share more about how it will help address the growing homeless crisis in the capital region.
Who: Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy
Major John Brackenbury, Salvation Army Del Oro Divisional Commander
Captain Larry Carmichael, Sacramento Social Services Officer
Christina Kitchen, Center of Hope Shelter Supervisor
Where: Salvation Army Center of Hope Emergency Shelter 1200 North B Street, Sacramento, CA