Community Resources

  • Shower Ministry
  • Elk Grove Homeless Navigator
  • Free Weekly Lunches
  • Uplift People of Elk Grove
  • Caregivers Coffee
  • LGBQAI+ Support
  • 12 Step Groups
  • HART
  • Elk Grove Food Bank
  • WIC
  • O.W.L. Overnight Warming Location

Tuesdays @ 9am to 11am

Showers are first come first serve, no appointment needed.

Towel and toiletries are provided if needed.

 

Saturdays @ 9am to 11am

Showers are first come first service, no appointment needed.

Towel and toiletries are provided if needed.

 

Free Weekly Lunches

Provided by Christy Cares Outreach

 

Tuesday: Lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday: Lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm 

Located on EGUMC’s Courtyard Patio

Christy Cares Outreach is a non-profit organization providing assistance to those in need in our community.

Elk Grove Homeless Navigator 

No appointments, first come first service daily walk ins. 

Hours:

  • Monday 11am-2pm
  • Tuesday 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 11am-2pm

Services:

  • Assistance finding housing
  • Assistance with connection to social services
  • Advocacy and support
  • Housing Counseling
  • Transports subjects to DMV and Social Security Office

Uplift People of Elk Grove

At Uplift People of Elk Grove we help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and move to a place of more abundant lives. We use a holistic approach that focuses on avoiding homelessness, moving off public assistance, planning for the future, goal setting and moving from a place of surviving to thriving.

Weekly meetings are the core of Uplift. Our weekly meetings include dinner, fellowship, educational curriculum, goal setting, presentations and workshops. We provide childcare and junior/high school programs. We recognize that transition from surviving to thriving takes time. Participants are asked to dedicate 24-36 months to complete the program.

Caregivers Coffee

This is a safe forum for those who are regular caregivers for a spouse, parent or other loved one to share thoughts, feelings and challenges and to meet others facing similar issues and the ways they have learned to cope with or resolve them.

Meets monthly on the third Saturday of the month at 10:30 am on Zoom. 

Meetings currently on Zoom , contact the church office: office@elkgroveumc.org for Zoom login information.

LGBTQAI+ Support

Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the Month, currently on Zoom @ 7pm

Due to the recurrent COVID-19 pandemic surge, PFLAG Sacramento is postponing returning to in-person meetings for the time being. We expect to resume our monthly in-person support meetings at Elk Grove United Methodist Church (the 1st Wednesday of the month) and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) in April. If you have any questions or wish to get the Zoom meeting link for our virtual meetings, please email us at contact@pflagsacramento.org or you can call our warmline number at 916-978-0410.

PFLAG celebrates diversity and envisions a society that embraces everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively

Our meetings are open to all families, friends, allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community seeking information, wondering what to do, all in keeping with the idea that what is said here, stays here. Please join us. There is no cost to attend. Membership is not required.

O.W.L – Overnight Warming Locations Cooperative

*Note for individuals seeking shelter now, the Elk Grove United Methodist Church is not currently a shelter location. 

The Elk Grove Overnight Warming Location (OWL) Cooperative is a network of city, service, and faith-based organizations operating overnight warming centers for those who need it.

December 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022*

* Operating dates are dependent on weather conditions. See website for details.

Learn more and sign up for notifications at:
elkgrovecity.org/owl

Frequently Asked Questions

When will an OWL open?

Organizers will initiate the opening of an OWL 24 hours in advance of when the following conditions are expected:

  • 32 degree RealFeel forecasted for two days in a row
  • Rain forecasted for two days in a row at 75% probability
Who determines when the OWL weather thresholds have been met?
The City of Elk Grove Emergency Manager will use Accuweather to identify when weather is forecasted to meeting the OWL opening criteria and will initiate the process for opening the OWL approximately 48 hours in advance of those forecasted conditions.
How will the unsheltered be notified of the opening and the location of an OWL?
The City’s Emergency Manager will use the Everbridge system to notify people who sign up for notifications. Notifications will be sent by text and email.
Who is eligible to stay at the OWL church?
Adults 18 and older. Families with children requesting assistance may qualify for the motel voucher program. Contact Elk Grove HART for details.
How will guests get to the OWL?
Transportation is not provided, but free bus passes are available. Contact Elk Grove HART for details.
What are the operating hours of the OWL?
Check-in for OWL guests is 6:00pm and check-out is 8:00am.
Are there any COVID-19 requirements?
Masks must be worn when not eating or sleeping.
Are pets permitted at the OWL?
None of the participating OWL locations are accepting animals.
Will drug or weapons searches take place at check-in?
This will be at the discretion of each OWL host site.

HART

Elk Grove HART was formed in 2010 to provide local services to the growing number of homeless in Elk Grove. Our goal is to assist those experiencing homelessness in Elk Grove toward self-sufficiency and greater independence.

What We Do

  • 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 

Elk Grove HART
PO Box 1343
Elk Grove CA 95759
(916) 623-5858

12 Step Groups 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays @ 8pm

Bartholomew Hall

Narcotics Anonyomous

Thursdays @ 7pm

Community Room

 

Nar-Anon Family Group

Wednesdays @ 7pm

Community Room

Codependents Anonymous

Mondays @ 7pm

Community Room

Elk Grove Food Bank

Elk Grove Food Bank Service operates one emergency feeding program, seven senior mobile distribution programs, and a home delivery program for the medically fragile housebound to help meet unmet needs among the most vulnerable populations. The Food Bank also serve a student pantry at Cosumnes River College.

We Serve Clients

-Mondays through Fridays*: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
*Exception: 4th Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
-Saturdays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Now open every Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am for our Senior and Disabled Clients only.

Summer Heat Hours

During extreme heat conditions, the warehouse and food distribution operations will close at 12:00 p.m. We consider a forecast of 100 extreme heat.

Contact Us

Please check our website calendar or call
916-685-8453 for afternoon hours.

Physical Address: 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Mailing Address: PO Box 1447, Elk Grove, CA 95759

WIC

*Currently WIC is not meeting on the Elk Grove United Methodist Campus due to COVID concerns. Prior, it operated on the EGUMC campus two days a week. If you think you may need assitance from this program, read below and click on the link to their webiste to get connected to their services. 

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps families get healthy food and a lot more.

WIC is a health and nutrition program for:

Babies, Children under 5, Pregnant Women, and New Mothers

WIC provides:

  • Practical nutrition information and everyday healthy living tips for you and your family. Nutrition experts who specialize in nutrition for mothers and their children. Support and information about breastfeeding your baby, including access to breastfeeding experts. Help in finding health care and other valuable community services. Special CA WIC card to buy healthy foods – such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and more!

WIC Eligibility

  • Participants must meet the income requirements, such as living at less than or equal to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. You may also qualify if you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits. Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents are also eligible. Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.