Programs Of Loaves & Fishes

Full service library with books, daily newspapers, and periodicals. Provides a place for quiet time and space for studying and writing. (Phone: 916-446-2861)

A daytime shelter for homeless women and children. Provides personal attention to women through intense short-term guidance with a goal of helping them take the next step from seeking assistance to independence and self-sufficiency. (Phone: 916-446-4961)

Mustard Seed School
A free, private school for children 3 to 15 years old which provides a safe, nurturing environment, a positive learning experience, survival resources, immunization updates, counseling, and assistance entering and reentering public schools. (Phone: 916-447-3626)

Sister Nora's Place
A long-term, overnight shelter serving chronically homeless, mentally ill women. Provides shelter and case management to 13 women. (Phone: 916-669-7000)

Secures and stores perishable and nonperishable food provided by USDA, food banks, private companies and public donations. Receives and distributes all in-kind donations to all programs.(Phone: 916-446-0874)

Wash House
Showers, shaves, toiletry items, and a laundered change of clothes available to men every weekday. (Phone: 916-443-7378)

A voice for homeless men, women and children with an emphasis on the need for dignified and compassionate survival services and decent affordable housing. (Phone: 916.446-0874)

Animal Emergency Services
Kennel available to house and feed guests pets while they are eating in the dining Room or participating in other services. (Phone: 916-446-0874)

Dining Room
Open 7 days a week, 364 days a year, serves a well balanced noon-time meal to our 600-1000 homeless guests each day. (Phone: 916-446-0874)

Friendship Park
A private park providing activities, information, restroom facilities, and a safe environment for guest while they access services.(Phone: 916.443-7378)

A free mental health program that provides professional counseling and mental health referral services. (Phone: 916-669-1536)

Jail Visitation
Staff and Volunteers visit inmates at the Sacramento County Jail and advocate on their behalf. Provides bus passes, clothing vouchers, toiletry kits, backpacks and referrals as needed upon release from jail. (916-447-9472)


Affiliate Programs

SafeGround Sacramento
Local grassroots organization working to find a safe sanitary ground for the homeless. (Phone: 916-862-8649)
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Self-Help Housing
Designed to assist homeless people find safe and affordable housing. (Phone: 916-444-8216)

SSI Disability
Attorneys who specializes in Social Security Disability law assist disabled homeless people in their applications and represent them in disability certification legal hearings. (Phone: 916-648-8600)
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Tommy Clinkenbeard Legal Clinic
Independently operated, provides free legal services to homeless people relating infractions and misdemeanors in Sacramento County. The Legal Clinic also manages court-ordered community service sentences for homeless people to pay fines in lieu of incarceration. (Phone: 916-446-0368)

Clean & Sober
Independently operated, sponsors AA and NA meetings six days-a-week and provides assistance and access to very low cost residential recovery programs to homeless people. (Phone: 916-498-0331)
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Mercer Pet Clinic
Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless is a 501(C)3 non-profit, student-operated organization providing free care for the animal companions of the homeless. The clinic meets one Saturday morning a month at Loaves and Fishes. (Phone: 530-752-1143)
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Mercy Clinic
A health service and information clinic, sponsored and managed by the Sisters of Mercy, Dignity Health, and Sacramento County Department of Health and Social Services. The clinic is a place for homeless individuals to come to receive assistance obtaining the health care they need. Registered Nurses identify patient’s immediate and long term needs and assist with linkage to available care for health, dental, mental health, and social services. These services are available to people experiencing homelessness every weekday from 730 am to 3pm. Phone: 916-446-3345)

Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee (SHOC)
A grassroots committee of activists of the homeless and formerly homeless who advocate for equal rights and other issues relating to homelessness. the safety and well being homeless people. SHOC publishes a bi-monthly newspaper, Homeward Street Journal. (Phone: 916.442-2156)


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Street Address:
1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

Phone: 916-446-0874
Fax: 916-446-0875


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