Helping Our Unhoused Neighbors Move Toward Self-Sufficiency and Greater Independence.
Let's Address Homelessness Together
We rely on community volunteers to hold weekly outreach activities to our unhoused neighbors. At HART, we believe that compassion leads to progress. We invite you to join us as we support a vulnerable population in Fair Oaks and Orangevale and address one of our community's biggest challenges.
Our Outreach Activities
Midweek Meal is located in the back of the Fair Oaks Library Parking Lot, in the grass. We meet & serve neighbors every Wednesday from 12-1 pm.
Our Midweek Meal Outreach volunteers serve unhoused and at risk neighbors a nice warm lunch, fruit or sweets, water.
After lunch they offer sandwiches, bagels, & non-perishables to go.
Volunteers also hand out basic supplies on hand such as: toiletries, first aid, hats & gloves, coats, clothing, sleeping bags, hand warmers, rain ponchos, tarps, and shoes if we have them!
Food is provided by the Orangevale Fair Oaks Foodbank.
Community Healthcare Workers, formerly known as Housing Navigators, are present during outreach activities provide additional referrals & resources.
Freshen Up Weekly Showers
The Freshen Up Shower is available on Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 pm. The shower is located in the parking lot at Pathway Fellowship at 8999 Greenback Lane in Orangevale. We provide a nice warm 10-15 minute shower and supplies on hand such as: toiletries, first aid supplies, hats & gloves, clothing, sleeping bags, hand warmers, rain ponchos, tarps and shoes if we have them!
The Freshen Up Shower Outreach is a collaboration with Pathway Fellowship (our location), the Orangevale Women's Club (shower supplies) and the Orangevale Fair Oaks Foodbank for food. Please join us in offering this great service. Unhoused neighbors who come get a shower will say they feel completely different afterwards.
We partner with the SJUSD's McKinney- Vento program to provide resources and school supplies to school age children in our local areas. Each year we hold a backpack drive to gather supplies for these kids living in some type of housing transition. Read about their response
We have also started a new partnership with the YMCA called Y.A.S. which stands for Young and Safe. YMCA provides a safe space for students who are unhoused to relax, work out, learn to swim, do their homework or even play some pickleball.
See this link for more information.