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What We Do

The mission of HART of Orangevale-Fair Oaks is to assist our at-risk neighbors and those experiencing homelessness to move toward self-sufficiency and greater independence. This is carried out by a dedicated group of compassionate volunteers in collaboration with community members, faith-based organizations and local businesses.

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Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART) of Orangevale-Fair Oaks was formed in 2021 by a group of compassionate neighbors as a program of the non-profit Orangevale-Fair Oaks Community Foundation. The mission of the Community Foundation is to meet the practical needs in Orangevale and Fair Oaks by creating opportunities for generosity and selflessness. The Community Foundation of Orangevale and Fair Oaks is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization (EIN 47-3548647)

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HART of Orangevale-Fair Oaks is an organization modeled after other successful Sacramento area HART programs. Each HART group creates its own mission dedicated to the needs of their unhoused neighbors in their local community.


What's Happening?!

Latest Updates

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Two New Outreach Programs

February 16, 2022

Beginning in March we will offer two outreach programs. A weekly Saturday shower program in Orangevale at Pathway Fellowship Church and a weekly Wednesday lunch program at the Fair Oaks Library.

The Shower Program in Orangevale is a collaboration with Pathway Fellowship Church (location), Last Ministry (shower trailer), The Orangevale Women's Club (shower supplies)  and the Orangevale Fair Oaks Foodbank (snacks).

The lunch program is also supported by the Foodbank and through donations.

We still need volunteers for our shower program. You can sign up below.

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Our Winter Outreach Program

November 23, 2021

We are planning a Winter Outreach for the people living unhoused in the Orangevale and Fair Oaks communities this winter. We will be working with businesses, churches, neighborhoods and community leaders to find out where our clients our living.

Teams of volunteers will then distribute Winter Survival Supplies in the months of December and January so that we can establish contacts with our unhoused neighbors and provide them with supplies to survive the cold and wet winter.

You can help by volunteering with our team, donating money via our website or buying supplies from our Amazon Wish List.

Follow our Winter Outreach Page for more updates.


How the McKinney-Vento Program helps kids without homes

August 26, 2021

Tuesday night, at our general meeting, we listened to a presentation by Reham Newar from the San Juan Unified School District who spoke about the District's McKinney-Vento program and how our backpack drive supports these students.
Many Thanks to Reham and her colleagues for partnering with us this past two months and for the work they do every day. Follow the link below for more information about this valuable program.


First group of Backpacks Done!

July 28th, 2021

Many thanks to our volunteers who organized or stayed after our meeting to put together our first delivery of 29 backpacks to the SJUSD McKinney-Vento program. We had such fun getting to know each other better and seeing all the donations come together in one place.

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Our Backpack Drive is Underway

July 21, 2021

In partnership with Carmichael HART, We have just one more month to collect backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, and donations for the school age kids in our neighborhoods. You can donate here on our website or go to our Amazon Wish List and have the supplies sent directly to us.

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Backpacks and School Supplies Drive for Kids in Transition

July 6, 2019

Did you know that close to 2000 School-age kids are living in some type of housing transition? This means that they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. They are likely living in a shelter, motel, transitional home, trailer park or car.

HART of Orangevale-Fair Oaks is joining with Carmichael HART to gather backpacks, school supplies, and personal supplies to donate to the San Juan Unified McKinney-Vento program.

Please join us by making a donation of backpacks, school supplies, socks, and underwear OR with a cash donation.

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Orangevale Chamber Interview with Homeless Assistance Resource Team

July 6, 2019

Brenda talks about the newest HART program and how you can get involved.

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Outreach Team (HOT) Will Join Us At Next Meeting

June 17, 2021

We are pleased to announce our guest speaker for the next general meeting. Sargeant Christie Lynn from the Sacramento Sheriff's Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) will join us with a short presentation and then answer questions. She will talk about the homeless in our area and how the HOT serves as a resource to our unhoused neighbors and the HART programs.
Plan on joining us, bring your questions and come meet Christie next Tuesday evening.
As a reminder, our meeting will be Tuesday, June 22nd, 6p -7p at
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5811 Walnut Ave in Orangevale.

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It's Official: Fair Oaks & Orangevale HART is the Newest HART

June 2, 2021

As of May 12, 2021, Fair Oaks & Orangevale HART is the 10th HART group in the greater Sacramento area to join the movement. They have held in-person community meetings and are developing their short and longer term vision on how best to address the needs of their unsheltered neighbors. At their in-person May 25th general meeting, they featured guest speaker, Ed Kelly, former president of both HART of Folsom and Elk Grove HART. They also unveiled their executive summary, foundational principles, and plans for developing their team.

If you would like to get involved with the newest member of our HART family attend their next general meeting on June 22, 6pm, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Orangevale. Also, be sure to follow them at

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In-depth Interview with Homeless Assistance Resource Team
of Orangevale-Fair Oaks Founder

June 9, 2019

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Upcoming Events

    Sat, Sep 25
    Orangevale Community Park
    Sep 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Orangevale Community Park, 7145 Filbert Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662, USA
    A day filled with pet resources - activities - vendors - food - music - demonstrations
  • General Meeting
    Tue, Jul 27
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    Jul 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5811 Walnut Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662, USA
    Our guest speaker will be Julie Fields from the Sacramento County Homeless Services Division. We will also be discussing our Backpack drive currently underway in partnership with Carmichael HART.
  • Backpack Drive
    Tue, Jul 06
    Drop Off Location - The Swenson Law Firm
    Jul 06, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT
    Drop Off Location - The Swenson Law Firm, 8788 Greenback Ln, Orangevale, CA 95662, USA
    Together with Carmichael HART we are gathering backpacks, school supplies and personal care items such as hair brushes, tooth paste and tooth brushes. This items will be donated to the San Juan Unified School District program for kids living in transition (homeless).

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