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1122 17TH STREET SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 • (916) 264-8066 WWW.YWCACCC.ORG • INFO@YWCACCC.ORG In 1891 YWCA Sacramento was the first center of its kind to open in California; and began as a branch office of the YWCA of Contra Costa in 2007. It aimed to provide a place for women to call home. The Sacramento YWCA has a strong spirit of social activism and commitment to building strong communities, offering a Breast Cancer Awareness Program, low income housing and an array of spacious meeting rooms for rent.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM Free Mammograms for those that qualify • No health insurance or limited coverage • All ages • Breast Cancer Survivors in Need of Support. For more information about the Breast Cancer Awareness Program, please call (916) 264-8066 ext. 32 or email

YWCA is committed to building a strong community full of healthy, empowered girls and women

HOST YOUR EVENT AT YWCA YWCA’s 70-year-old Mediterranean Revival style building was remodeled in 2009 and is located in midtown, just a few blocks from the Capitol making it the perfect place to host all sorts of gatherings, from meetings, workshops, parties, yoga, massage therapy, dancing and more. Please contact the rental office at (916) 264-8066.

AVAILABLE RENTAL SPACE Auditorium | Dining/Board Room | Lounge | Kitchen | Courtyard | Small office spaces


By providing goods and services to those in need at no cost, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services fosters independence among low-income individuals and families. Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a local nonprofit organization serving families and individuals in need. With six unique programs, a staff of 40 and a volunteer force or more than 5,000, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services provides fresh healthy produce and education to nearly 20,000 unduplicated men, women and children each month. But we can't do it alone. Here are some ways you can get involved and change food access in Sacramento.

“Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is helping get fresh produce into the hands of families who need it most.” - Blake Young, President/CEO, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services



• Volunteer your time to help a family in need

• Make a recurring monthly contribution of $10

• Attend a volunteer orientation with friends or recruit your business for a day of service

• Lead a donation drive at your company or organization

• Spend time working in the Demonstration Garden

• Participate in the 19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day

• Help bag and distribute fresh produce

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NEW HELVETIA THEATRE 1028 R ST SACRAMENTO, CA 95816 916.469.9850 WWW.NEWHELVETIA.ORG New Helvetia Theatre is a non-profit professional arts organization with a mission to produce contemporary theatre, develop original works for the stage, and re-examine both classic and underappreciated musicals. It builds, educates, and inspires a new generation of theatregoers through cutting-edge programming and free theatre. The company was founded in 2009 by Connor Mickiewicz, a 5th generation Sacramentan and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Mr. Mickiewicz returned to his hometown with dreams of adding a new dimension to the city’s theater scene. After stints on Del Paso and in Curtis Park, NHT has settled into a permanent home on 10th & R on the historic R Street corridor. NHT’s first offering to the public in it’s new space is the Sacramento New Works Festival, July 26-July 28, which is a weekend of entirely free, neverbefore-seen theater. Since the theater's inception in January 2009, NHT’s critically acclaimed productions have included Celebration, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, tick, tick...BOOM!, the regional premiere of It’s Only Life featuring the show’s composer-lyricist John Bucchino, [title of show], They’re Playing Our Song, Little Fish, and Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.

WAYS TO DONATE Donate by mail: P.O. Box 19409, Sacramento, CA 95816 Donate online: Corporate Giving and Sponsorship opportunities: please call 916.469.9850 To donate goods, like airline miles or bicycles, visit our online wishlist:

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER Got some free time? Write us at for info on opportunities!

UPCOMING EVENTS New Helvetia Theater educates, challenges, and inspires Sacramento audiences through the power of live performance.

The NHT Benefit Bash July 29th at 6pm Live Performances & the announcement of our 2012-2013 season! For more information go to The Sacramento New Works Festival July 26th -July 28th FREE, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN THEATRE! For more information go to

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5800 Foodlink Street Sacramento, ca 95828 916.387.9000 California Emergency Foodlink, Sacramento County’s Official Food Bank and the largest Food Bank in the nation, was founded in 1992 with the mission of finding sensible solutions to hunger that effectively address its root causes: poverty and homelessness. To accomplish this mission, Foodlink has implemented a strategy of providing jobs, preventing hunger and training for the future.

Foodlink, and its partner agencies, feed approximately 100,000 hungry people in Sacramento County each month.

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call Foodlink at 1.800.283.9000 to find the food distribution site in your area. do you qualify for calFresh? call Sacramento county at 916.874.2072 to find out.

Join Foodlink in the fight against hunger in our community by making a financial contribution or organizing a food drive by calling 916.387.9000 or visiting

lookinG For a neW Start? Foodlink’s truck driving School is made up of classroom work, community service within Foodlink’s warehouses, a hands-on driving internship with Foodlink’s drivers, and job applicant assistance. the School costs $227 which includes mandatory drug test, physical, and license fees. For more information please call 1.800.283.9000 or visit

FRANCIS HOUSE CENTER 1422 C STREET • SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 • (916) 443-2646 Francis House Center is a vibrant haven for Sacramento’s homeless community. Francis House serves as a beacon of hope for many homeless individuals, treating them with respect and dignity from the moment they arrive at the center. Each individual meets with a volunteer one-on-one to ensure all of their needs are met and their privacy is respected. Programs at Francis House include providing assistance to meet the basic needs of individuals, emergency shelter, mentoring, career development, and connecting and educating individuals about other resources in the area.

Offering hope to those needing help.



• 19”–25” flat screen monitors for the Job Development Center • Hygiene items for clients: shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and lotion, deodorant, razors, diapers, feminine products and small bottles of sunscreen • Coffee, tea and paper cups

Francis House Center always needs volunteers, especially those who can work three-hour shifts. For more information, visit

EVENTS September 27, 2012 Francis House Center Golf Tournament, $125 per person

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WAYS TO GIVE Monetary donations can be made online at or donations can be dropped off directly at the main office located at Francis House Center.

mental health america of Northern California

1908 O Street, SacramentO • (916) 366–4668 • www.mhanca.Org

mental health america of northern california is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of northern california through advocacy, education, research and culturally relevant peer support services. in all its programs, mhanca works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention and improved access to service and supports.

waYS tO VOLUnteer For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact us at or by phone at (916)366-4600.

I was going through the loneliest, darkest depression of my life, but Mental Health America of Northern California helped me find my way.

timebank prOgram the mission of timebanks is to nurture and expand a movement that promotes equality and builds caring community economies through exclusive exchange of time and talent. mhanca’s TimeBank was started in April with the same goal: to create a network of people helping each other, with particular attention to mental health clients and seniors 55 or older. the idea is to offer volunteer-based help through the mutual exchange of everyday services. For example: you give an hour of help and earn one hour of time credit. the person receiving your help owes one hour of time credit. they pay you back by helping someone else. we welcome new members to join us. For more information, please visit

HEALING JOURNEYS P.O. BOX 221417 • SACRAMENTO, CA 95822 (800) 423-9882 - TOLL-FREE • (916) 391-0549 - LOCAL WWW.HEALINGJOURNEYS.ORG Healing Journeys is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to educate, inspire, connect, and celebrate all whose lives have been touched by cancer or any life-altering condition. The organization was founded in 1989 when Jan Adrian became one of the 1.8 million women in this country diagnosed with breast cancer. She designed a FREE two-day conference called Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving™ to focus on the whole person - mind, body, soul & spirit. The conference includes speakers, performers, music, humor, healing stories and networking time. Healing Journeys offers hope to patients on their path to recovery. For many patients, there is no “cure,” but often healing is available. Healing Journeys strives to create an experience that makes a genuine difference in the recovery of patients and the practice of healthcare.

“I came here with my wife expecting some sort of sales pitch and instead I sit here in awe of the grace and humanity and the pure giving of this gift to us who are so in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” - Participant at Free Conference



Dedicated volunteers play a major role in the success of Healing Journeys. For more information or to volunteer go to support-us/volunteer.

Donate. Join in their mission to support healing, activate hope and promote thriving. For more information or to donate go to

SACRAMENTO CONFERENCE Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving™. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. Scottish Rite Masonic Center. 6151 H Street. Sacramento, CA 95819. Register at

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WWW.LIFESTEPSUSA.ORG Strengthening Individuals | Building Resilient Communities | Providing a Hope for the Future LifeSTEPS’ mission is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities. We do this by providing supportive services to affordable housing residents, the most vulnerable members of our community. We are there to catch them before they fall into deeper poverty and help them avoid homelessness. By helping them, we strengthen our entire community.

NEARLY 9 OUT OF 10 RESIDENTS WE CATCH STAY IN THEIR HOMES Seniors benefit greatly from LifeSTEPS supportive services. They are able to maintain their independence far longer and with more dignity because of our supportive services, safety net programs and “friendly visits”.

Through our emergency safety net program, 87% of the people we catch remain in their homes for 12 months or longer. They receive valuable financial management education and receive supportive services – like job training – that move them on the road of self-sufficiency. Families gain hope. Children stay in school. Seniors maintain the dignity of independence. It doesn’t take much. To make a tax-deductible contribution go to or call (916) 965-0110, ext. 212. Your investment truly makes a difference. LifeSTEPS is a member of the California Housing Hall of Fame

8928 Volunteer lane, ste 100 sacramento, ca 95826 (916) 368-5114 Sierra Forever Families (Sierra) is a private, non-profit agency focused on building and nurturing permanent families for children living in foster care. Founded in 1983, the agency has provided permanency services to more than 2,800 children. Sierra believes every child needs and deserves a permanent, loving family. Our missiOn: We transform the lives of children living in foster care by building and nurturing permanent families. Our Belief: We believe that while some children might need temporary care; NO child should grow up in temporary care. All children NEED a forever family to call their own. We believe this because within two to four years of emancipating from foster care over 50% of youth: • Girls become pregnant • Have not completed high school • Are homeless, in prison or dead These are the worst outcomes for any subset of youth; former foster youth now make up the largest users of homeless shelters in California.

waYs to giVe The Williams family adopted four siblings under the age of 4 to create their forever family. For more information on how you can transform the life of a child contact

Join the sacramento Kings foundation on october 28 for rhythm & rims 5K walk to help raise money and awareness for 14 local nonprofits, including sierra forever families. to support sierra, you can simply Join a team by registering at Proceeds raised by teams walking on behalf of sierra will directly benefit sierra.

waYs to donate By making a gift to sierra, you can break the cycle of abuse, poverty and homelessness while providing a loving and nurturing environment in which a child to grow and thrive. online donations: or mail a donation: sierra forever families fund development, 8928 Volunteer lane, suite 100, sacramento, ca 95826. Your gift transforms lives. thank you!

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1331 Garden HiGHway Sacramento, ca 95833 (916) 557-9770 SacramentoStepSforward.orG SacramentoStepSforward

Sacramento Steps Forward is putting an end to homelessness. This initiative is made possible by the collective effort of individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies in the Sacramento area. Sacramento Steps Forward is working with different sectors of the community and at a national level to combat homelessness and create long-lasting solution. Winter Sanctuary is a seasonal program that provides emergency shelter for the homeless. For more details, go to To donate, or if your congregation is interested in hosting homeless guests this winter, contact Megan Meyer at (916) 993-7704 or

Thank you for your support. I love how you gave me some hope and love. This is a moment in my life that I will never forget.

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Visit for a list of agencies seeking volunteers.

donations are accepted through paypal. for details, visit

Sacramento Habitat for Humanity 819 North 10th Street • SacrameNto, ca 95811 (916) 440-1215 • Every person deserves a place to call home — a home where they can feel safe and be proud. But in Sacramento County, there are more than 36,000 families living in substandard or overcrowded housing. Sacramento Habitat for Humanity works with these families, volunteers, faith-based groups and local businesses to build one house at a time and bring those families home. As a community member, it’s your social responsibility to help those in need. By volunteering your time or donating to SHFH, you are giving another family hope, giving them the chance to live the American Dream.

“I don’t know where this journey will end, but I do know that there is a safe and secure place for my family to experience all that life has in store for us.”

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Shfh is always looking for extra helping hands. Volunteers must be at least 16 to work on the job site, while an adult must accompany any volunteer under 18 at all times. for more information on volunteering, contact christine a. roybal at (916) 440-1215 ext. 1115 or

Shfh depends on the support of the Sacramento community to be able to build affordable housing for low-income families that qualify for its homes. Donations also help build homes abroad through a sister affiliate program in Nicaragua. Donations can be made through PayPal on the Shfh website. for more information on donating, visit

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Developmental Disabilities service organization 5051 47th avenue sacramento, ca 95824

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DDSO utilizes the arts to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

DDSO is committed to enhancing the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities by creating options that foster individual growth using the arts as its primary modality. DDSO provides a broad range of programs that champion the creativity and potential alive within the hearts, minds, bodies of adults with developmental disabilities. Established in 1975 during a time when society's common response to those with developmental disabilities was one of disregard, Mary Short, wife of California Senator Alan Short, started a program that was the first of its kind in the nation. DDSO's first program, the Alan Short Center (ASC), began in Stockton, and was the first art center in the region for adults with developmental disabilities. DDSO has grown steadily in response to the large, unmet needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Find us on Facebook.

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make a commitment to impact a life, volunteer with DDso today. volunteer activities include: facility projects, administrative support, special event planning/support, advisory boards, party committee and student aides for field trips. For more information, go to or call (916)456–5166.

Donate. as a california-based private nonprofit organization, we rely on contributions from the community to fund a portion of the services we provide. You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we serve by making a tax-deductible donation to DDso. visit us online at

the als association, greater sacramento chapter 2717 cottage way, suite 17, sacramento • (916)979-9265 •

HELP FIGHT LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE and be part of our vision to create a world without ALS. Your monetary support funds our vital patient services program, public policy efforts and a global research program dedicated entirely to finding a cure. Our mission is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through cutting-edge global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Christa was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 at the age of 27. Your support of The ALS Association, Greater Sacramento Chapter, allows patients like Christa to live fuller lives.

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our volunteers augment our programs and services throughout 24 northern california counties. if you have time, talents and wish to help, please contact our office directly at (916) 979-9265 for more information.

Join us on saturday, october 6, 2012 as we walk to Defeat als at raley Field in west sacramento. Become a team captain, join an existing team or become a virtual walker at (sacramento walk). general contributions may also be donated at as the only leading not for profit focused entirely on fighting als on every front we need your help to fulfill our mission.

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420 I STREET, LEVEL B: SUITE 3 SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 (916) 446-3074 • RIL-SACRAMENTO.ORG Resources for Independent Living serves persons with disabilities and seniors in Sacramento and Yolo counties. Founded in 1976, RIL is providing services to people with all forms of disability and seniors. The majority of those who serve on RIL’s board have disabilities, creating an innovative and more effective decision-making process because these members are, in essence, helping themselves. RIL, does not see persons with disabilities & seniors as different or separate from the greater community. Instead, RIL works with consumers to help them live independent lives and find interdependence. RIL is redefining disability by providing support services and programs with and for persons with disabilities & seniors in order for them to thrive in our community.

Through its support and advocacy services, Resources for Independent Living is helping persons with disabilities and seniors live independent lives.



Donations are accepted though Pay Pal. For more information, please visit

Information and Referral Advocacy Independent Living Skills Training Assistive Technology Peer Counselling Personal Assistance Services Housing

P.O. BOx 278383 SacramentO, ca 95827 (916) 875-6460 www.SacramentOcaSa.Org

CASA is a network of volunteers who act as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in the foster care system. More than 124,000 of California’s children in the foster care system because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned, and they often don’t get the attention they need in California’s overburdened welfare system. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, but all share the belief that every child has the right to be treated with respect, to be safe, to thrive and be a part of a loving family. CASA acts as a support system for these children and works with the court and the welfare system to make sure each child’s needs are met.

All children have the right to a home with loving people who care for them.

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caSa volunteers make a difference in children’s lives. For more information on how you can make a difference, go to

monetary donations are always accepted. the cost to provide a child with a caSa for an entire year: $1,500. every dollar donated counts and will help expand caSa programs and recruit and train more volunteers.


10am - 12pm - July 28, 2012 - caSa’s 20-Year anniversary celebration: celebrate the 20 years Sacramento caSa volunteers have advocated for local foster children. caSa volunteers, community partners, supporters and their families are welcome to enjoy this event honoring caSa at the california History museum. For details, contact the caSa Office at (916) 875-6460. October 28, 2012 - rhythm ’n rims at Power Balance Pavilion: walk in the morning to raise money for Sacramento’s caSa and then enjoy a special evening of events with the Kings. contact Kathy Stone-takai

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Senior GleanerS 1951 Bell avenue Sacramento, ca 95838 (916) 925-3240 www.SeniorGleanerS.orG Feeding the hungry since 1976. Serving children, seniors, families, homeless veterans, and working poor.

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The greatest gift to a mother is enough food for her child.

$25 donation yields 132 pounds of food for people in need valued at $221 $50 donation yields 263 pounds of food for people in need valued at $442 $100 donation yields 526 pounds of food for people in need valued at $884 $250 donation yields 1,315 pounds of food for people in need valued at $2,210 $500 donation yields 2,630 pounds of food for people in need valued at $4,420 $1,000 donation yields 5,260 pounds of food for people in need valued at $8,840 For every $1 spent last year, 98.9 cents funded our programs.

1419 H Street Sacramento, ca 95814 916.443.6722 • 888.4.STC.TIX

STC professionally produces contemporary and traditional theatrical works, provides rigorous and comprehensive training to young professionals and uses theatre as a tool for educational engagement. STC exists as an ongoing community service producing works that address issues that resonate with the many cultures and backgrounds that make up the Greater Sacramento region. We Entertain, Educate, Inspire, and Enrich our community. Our award-winning productions, education, and outreach programs reach over 60,000 patrons each year.

We entertain, educate, enrich, and inspire our community through professionally produced live theater.

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Volunteers are welcomed. Please call the business office at (916) 446-7501 for current opportunities.

as one of the oldest and largest arts institutions in the region, Stc presents only the best classical,

WAYS To gIve Stc must raise $3,561 each day to produce live theater and operate its School of the arts. Individuals may become subscribers or members. See cash and in-kind donations are always appreciated. a wish list may be found and cash donations may be made online at

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musical and contemporary plays. The Miracle Worker oct. 3 – 28 The Mystery of Irma Vep nov. 7 – Dec. 16 A Christmas Carol nov. 28 – Dec. 23 Bark! The Musical Jan. 9 – Feb. 17 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Feb. 27 – mar. 24 Master Harold and The Boys mar. 27 – may 6 A Little Princess A New Musical april 24 – may 19

420 i Street, LeveL B: Suite 3 SAcrAmento, cA 95814 (916) 446-3074 •

RIL thanks Board President Ramona Garcia for over 25 years of service and advocacy for Californians with disabilities and seniors.

Resources for Independent Living honors its Board President Ramona Garcia for her 25+ years of volunteer service and advocacy to Californians with disabilities and seniors. Her passion for advancing culturally competent healthcare and accessible independent living services has helped thousands of people with disabilities and seniors to live safely and with dignity in their communities. If you would like to honor Ramona for her service please consider a donation in her name to RIL. Donations are accepted through PayPal. For more information, please visit or mail donations to 420 I Street, Level B: Suite 3 Sacramento, CA 95814.

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information and referral Advocacy independent Living Skills training Assistive technology Peer counselling Personal Assistance Services Housing

Americ AmericAn river PArkwAy FoundAtion 5700 Arden W WAy • CArmiChAel, CA 95608 (916) 486-2773 • WWW

Preserving the legacy through community stewardship The American River Parkway Foundation is a non-profit organization that protects, preserves, and enhances the 23 miles and 4,600 acres of land that make up the American River Parkway. ARPF was created in 1983 to assist the Sacramento County Regional Parks and Recreation through funding of special projects. Since that time the Foundation’s programs and responsibilities have changed but the core values of the organization remain. The Foundation and its volunteers act as environmental stewards and fund and implement Parkway projects and programs that will improve the Sacramento region and preserve the area.

The American River Parkway Foundation preserves the legacy of the parkway through community stewardship.







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there are several ways to help fund the programs and projects of the American river Parkway foundation. Adopt one of the 23 miles of the parkway. Become an Arpf member. participate in one of the special events. give a direct donation. money donated to the organization remains on the American river Parkway and is used for its preservation.

With over 16,000 volunteer hours in 2011, Arpf relies on its volunteers to implement Parkway projects and programs. volunteers are needed for trash cleanups, invasive plant removal, oak grove maintenance and restoration, special events, and office support. for more information or to sign up for a volunteer opportunity, visit

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