Neighbors Helping Neighbors
What We Do
The mission HART of Orangevale & Fair Oaks
is to assist our at-risk neighbors and those experiencing homelessness
to move toward self-sufficiencyand greater independence.
This is carried out by a dedicated group of compassionate volunteers
in collaboration with community members, faith-based organizations and local businesses.
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)
General Information Meetings
Join us at one of our bi-monthly meetings to meet volunteers, make connections, learn something new
and hear updates about our ongoing Outreach Programs.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday, from 6-7p at the Orangevale Library on an every other month schedule.
Each meeting is focused on learning about local homeless resources & program updates on our current programs.
Our remaining meetings for 2023 are September 26th and November 28th.
Check our Facebook page or click on the Button below for more info.
Our Outreach Programs
Volunteers provide a lunch and supplies each week in Fair Oaks. The weekly Wednesday lunch program is located in the Fair Oaks Library parking lot. The lunch program is also supported by the Foodbank and through non-perishable food donations.
We now have community health workers, formerly known as outreach navigators, at every lunch program to provide additional resources.
Freshen Up Weekly Showers
The Thursday Shower Program in Orangevale is a collaboration with Last Ministry (portable shower trailer), 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
Youth Outreach Programs
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 so teens living unhoused can come the the Y, learn to swim, do their homework or play some pickleball.
See this link for more information.