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The HART of Folsom was formed in 2017 as a non-profit community based organization (IRS 501c3 certified: 82-2259843) to provide local services to the growing number of homeless in Folsom. Our goal as volunteers is to dedicate our time and talents to assist those experiencing homelessness or struggling time to improve their lives in Folsom toward self-sufficiency and greater independence.

To find out what is new, select here including information on the 2017 Winter Shelter

The reasons for creating our new non-profit group:

  • Establishes a central group of volunteers working on the same mission
  • Relieves the Police Department from being the lead agency
  • Allows for unity in purpose
  • Centralized fund management
  • Creates a recognizable entity that can enter into agreements
  • Allows for acceptance of tax exempt funds
  • Gives a base for expansion of programs, ideas and cooperative relationships

We welcome all local residents, organizations, churches, neighborhoods, and businesses to get involved in this effort. We believe strongly that a collaborative community-wide effort is the beginning toward a solution to the problem of homelessness. With a little intention, we can make a huge difference.

Click HERE to find out how to donate now! We need to raise about $8,000 to stand up our winter shelter program and to fund our application for the 501c3 non-profit status.

Want more information on joining our organization? See our Contact page and like us on Facebook! See our Services page to find out more information on our projects and services. You can select the following to see our latest HART of Folsom Flyer!

The mission of this organization is to assist the homeless towards self-sufficiency and greater independence. In this we will help to meet basic needs, encourage movement out of homelessness, connect to resources, mentor individuals, teach and assist with budgeting and aid in attaining gainful employment and sustainable housing.

In an effort to address the issue of homelessness in our community we will work with people that are experiencing poverty and lack of shelter by working with them individually and in teams to:

  • HELP to meet basic needs
  • ENCOURAGE movement out of homelessness
  • CONNECT to resources
  • MENTOR individuals
  • TEACH AND ASSIST with budgeting
  • AID in attaining gainful employment
  • ASSIST with finding affordable housing

How we work with individuals
Our main component of our program is to establish a mentoring relationship with the individuals (clients) that is built on respect and trust. We create a comfortable and loving relationship that allows the client to become self-assured and empower them to become independent and self-sustaining. We desire to help our clients to become positive and productive members of our community.

How we work with other organizations
We are a resource team for the individuals and connect them to services or programs that will assist them on their path to a better life. We believe that each organization we connect with is skilled in their own mission; we will support and encourage the client during these contacts. We are proudly partnered with the below organizations, but are always on the outlook for others to join us in our mission.
  • City of Folsom
  • Sacramento Self Help Housing
  • Oak Hills Church
  • Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
  • Muslim Community Foundation
  • Lakeside Church
  • St. John the Baptist
  • Powerhouse Ministries
  • ETC

Future Goals
We have some future goals that we can work on as a united team.
  • Transitional housing to help enhance our ability to help those that are ready to become stable and re-enter society as a productive member.
  • Cultivate jobs and employment growth for the individuals that we work with to give them a sense of pride and accomplishment and give them a steady financial base to start from.
  • Develop or obtain housing that could be afforded by those that we are helping as they begin to re-establish themselves into our community as solid contributing people.
  • Develop a follow up mentor-based program to maintain contact and provide a reliable support base to keep those we help moving forward and lessen the backsliding that could occur.
Where the funds we raise go

We need to raise about $8,000 to stand up our winter shelter program and to fund our application for the 501c3 non-profit status.

  • Funding a mentor program
  • Office and computer supplies
  • Volunteer training
  • Program Insurance
  • Bus/Light Rail passes
  • Future planning for transitional house
  • Creating a rental assistance fund
  • Providing a shelter program during the winter:
    • Purchase and maintain sleeping bags & cots
    • Supplies for intake center
    • Transportation during shelter season
    • Off-season storage of supplies

Want to donate online now? Here is our PayPal link!