Citrus Heights HART is a volunteer-run community effort to end homelessness in the City of Citrus Heights. Our goal is to act as a resource for those facing extreme poverty and chronic instability by connecting people in need with local services. The HART philosophy is rooted in the idea that resources must be accessible in order to be utilized. Because most homeless services within Sacramento County are located downtown, there exists a physical gap between services and many of the people who need them. Open communication between local government, business owners, faith-based organizations, and passionate individuals fosters an atmosphere of collaboration that we believe will lead to tangible improvements in the lives of the homeless in Citrus Heights.
This year marks the first annual Veterans Stand Down in Citrus Heights, produced by HART in conjunction with the CHPD, City of Citrus Heights, and Sacramento Self-Help Housing, hosted on Wednesday, March 30 from 9 am to 5 pm.
The 2016-2017 winter season will mark the opening of Citrus Heights HART's first annual winter shelter. With the help of eight churches throughout Citrus Heights, HART will host 20 guests every night for seven of the coldest weeks in winter. Guests will receive a safe place to sleep, a warm meal, and the comfort of knowing someone is trying to help.