The City of Sacramento, in partnership with Sutter Health, announced funding to expand services at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Emergency Shelter. Funding will support services for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The City will finalize a $511,000 contract with The Salvation Army. Funding was made possible through matching funds provided by Sutter Health.

Earlier this summer, the City and Sutter Health also provided funding to keep the Volunteers of America’s A Street Shelter open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now, access to services and a combined total of 210 beds are available throughout the day both at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Emergency Shelter and the Volunteers of America’s A Street Shelter.

The City will be responsible for overseeing the contracts, ensuring that the shelters are accessible, that vulnerable clients are prioritized for services, and that the overall program aligns with the federal directive that funding for addressing homelessness follow a “housing first” approach.

The City and its regional partners including Sutter Health, the County of Sacramento and other non-profits, have been actively pursuing ways to prevent and end homelessness by committing significant resources in a variety of investments coordinated through Sacramento Steps Forward, the non-profit responsible for leading the regional efforts to prevent and end homelessness in the Sacramento region.