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Sacramento, California Salvation Army Help With Rent, Rent Deposit, Utilities and Food

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Family Services
4350 Raley Blvd, Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 678-4010

The Salvation Army - Sacramento is committed to serving the local community by providing a breadth of social service assistance:

Food Boxes
Tues, Wed & Thurs
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6 times per year with 30-day waiting period between boxes.
  • Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays only 9 am to 3:30 pm.
  • I.D., Social Security card and proof of income required
  • Contents are non-perishable items.
  • Number of boxes received varies with number of people in household.
  • Walk in for service.
Rental Assistance
Move In and
Eviction Avoidance
$200 to $600
  • Must bring current month's 3 day pay or quit notice from landlord and complete rental agreement
  • Requires proof of hardship documentation.
  • Move in requires rental agreement or letter from landlord.
  • By zip code.
Utility Assistance
(Pacific Gas & Electric)
Up to $300
  • Current disconnect notice with documented hardship required in the past 60 days.
  • Monthly income and 2 pay stubs required.
  • Section 8 will only receive assistance with elderly or disabled in the home.
Utility Assistance
(Sac Municipal Utility Dist)
Up to $200
  • Must have a notice of termination of service or medical rate disconnect letter.
  • Cannot be used towards deposit or reconnection fees.
Water, Sewer & Garbage
City of Sacramento
Up to $100
  • Must be City of Sacramento homeowner or show proof that you are responsible for paying the utility bill.
  • Past due notice required.
Disaster Victims
Emergency Food, Clothing &
$100 per person in household.
  • Assistance may be in the form of vouchers.
  • Must have pre-registered with Red Cross/FEMA.
Emergency Lodging/Shelter
Motel Assistance
1 to 3 nights
  • Must have a transition into housing pending or a referral from a community agency.
  • Must be a resident of the County of Sacramento (by zip code).
Bus Tickets & Gasoline Vouchers
Not a stand alone assistance.
  • For gas voucher, must show valid California driver's license, current auto registration and current proof financial responsibility.
  • Must be a resident of the County of Sacramento.

Assistance programs based on residence, income qualifications and availability of funding.

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littlelacie   in reply to Letlet2015
hi,yes,there may be some help available.have her get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county,state,she will then see a list of resources in her area that may be able to help, if they have the funds.
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I have a family member who previously lost her job and has been seeking employment but has not had any luck. She is a single mother with one child. Rent is almost due and she doesn't have rent money and has used all her resources, is there assistance for rent payment?
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littlelacie   in reply to jboogi
we do not know any resources that will pay for motel rooms or help with travel expenses,sorry.
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Need help with motel or bus ticket room ends today just want to go back to la my fiancé too someone please help
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littlelacie   in reply to dannyfrog29
I'm sorry, friendshelpingfriends has not been on this site for over 3 years so she must not be answering posts now.
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sonshinesas   in reply to dannyfrog29
Try calling 211 for your local resource info.
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I've never been able to get anyone on the phone for help. Are you still helping people all I get is due to the high volume of calls we are unable to answer
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mum of two
Hi . I'm a single mom of two ... I'm a care giver for the elderly I just finally got into my place two months ago .. I've been working for a year ... Finally get into my own place and my car breaks down ... With out my car I've been struggling to get to work ive lost Lots of work now I'm I'm facing eviction I've been doing everything I can. I am just afraid that me and my two girls are going to be homeless... And lose everything I've worked for
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fredo   in reply to bellamama35
You need to call SSI and tell them your situation has changed. They can help.
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fredo   in reply to indadark
Go in person. They'll give you an appointment.
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Help i have been disconnected.No eletric. My zip is 95816. I called cathlic church no funds. Where can i get help?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to YoungGirlHugeWorld
Hi call 211 give city state tell them what u need help with they will give u a list of places c to call they help with rent light gas food and more God Bless
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I am 21 years old. I just lost my job. I don't have any money for rent this month and its my first place. My rent is $579 and I'm looking for work. Going to interviews I just need a little bit of time. I'm scared I'm going to lose my place. Can anyone help?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to indadark
I have heard a lot of people say they not able to get though to them. But try this type need help city state read each one very carefully till u see the one that said help with bills hit on that one if u don't see it under city state than put county state u will see a list of places to call for help. God Bless you
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It is very difficult to get thru the salvation army I've tried for three months now. What is the use of advertising assistance programs with this agency and one cannot get the help they need.
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Hi im 21 and about to be homeless i dont have much family and the ones i have wont help im currently lost in what to do i need help getting on my feet can someone help?
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bellamama35   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thank you so much
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woman in a shoe   in reply to bellamama35
Type in need help city state should get s list look though all of them till u fine the one u need rent gas lights water u mite to go on more than one pg good luck
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I am a mother of two have a heart condition my husband is out on disability until his surgery is done i also have my disabled aunt living with me who has copd and need constant Oxygen at all time since my husband went out on disability our bills are adding up i have a 3 year little girl that i need to think about my disability check just barley covers the rent so im in need of help if anyone can please help us
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Hi I am a single mom or eight children I recently lost my job and what I had was just enough to cover the rent tomorrow our our electcity is getting shut off I tried to get there dad to help but no such luck I am struggling to take care of them and it feels like I have failed if there's anyone who could help me with anything I will be so grateful.
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