Important Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly unfolding events of the COVID-19 Virus has forced us to take definitive actions on our services.  To minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus and to comply with the federal, state, and local authorities we are instituting safety protocols for our community, guests, residents, and staff.

At this time, we have implemented the following Continuity of Operations Plan until further notice:

  • Nightly Chapel Service and the Dining Room is closed.
  • Hot dinners to go will be distributed every day between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
  • Men’s Clothing Room and Showers are in service Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 11 am; 1 pm – 2:45 pm, Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 11 am.  Closed Sundays and Holidays.
  • Our Men’s Shelter is closed to new guests. This is to facilitate the proper social distancing for our Men’s Rehabilitation Program residents.
  • The Men’s Rehabilitation Program is now accepting new candidates with the following requirements:
  • Women’s Clothing Closet will reopen on June 17th. Gate opens at 9:00 am, closes at 9:30. Over at 12:00 pm. Every Thursday.
  • We will continue to give out Food Boxes to Families and Seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Go here for details: https://ugmsac.com/food-box-program/
  • Our Mailroom is open during its regular hours.
  • For a detailed list of our services, please click here.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please pray. Pray for peace. Pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself in clear and tangible ways throughout our ministry. Let our residents witness the beauty of Christ’s body coming together. Pray that the virus would not enter our facilities. Pray for increased patience and comfort as our residents are confined to our premises and miss their families. Pray that all those in need to find alternative avenues to stay healthy and safe as we find resolutions to this crisis. Pray that the government will continue to implement good strategies that work, and soon.

Give financially

Our shelters will certainly be adversely affected by the virus – the reduction of volunteers, increased food costs, and the addition of precautionary measures. If you feel called to give a little extra, we would be grateful.

For continued information from Sacramento County:  https://www.saccounty.net

30 Comments

  • I understand that you are in need of some items, but I don’t see a list on your website. Would you please send me a list of things that you are in need of?linda says:

    I understand that you are in need of some items, but I don’t see a list on your website. Would you please send me a list of things that you are in need of?

  • Susan J Lucas says:

    Hi , My name is Susan . I would like to donate to the womens closet.
    Is this possible, even though, it is closed ?

  • Karen Jensen says:

    I have some blankets, comforters, sleeping bags etc. that I would like to donate. Please email me and let me know what you need. I would like to see them put to use. I also have clothes.

  • Siddhi says:

    I am organizing an event at my school to collect men’s hygiene items! Please contact me so that I may be provided more information. Thank you!

  • Siddhi says:

    I am organizing an event to raise men’s hygiene items. Please contact me so that I may be provided more information to best help. Thank you!

  • Rebecca Dozet says:

    We give items to Loaves and Fishes through Amazon. I assume we can do the same for you?
    The Lord bless your work and the heart and minds of those you help.
    The Dozets

  • Kelly Batista says:

    Hi there, I too would like to donate but wasn’t exactly sure what you are able to take at this time. When possible, could you email me that information?
    Thank you for all you do!

  • Isabel says:

    Hello,

    I am wondering if you have any updates about Thanksgiving boxes and Christmas programs for families. Thank you!

  • RON WILLIS says:

    In January we will be travelling across the West coast from Oregon with our Gospel blue Grass band. We loving ministering at gospel missions, as we travel through your area we would love to share blue grass gospel music and and encouraging message from the word of God, on the importance of being saved and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    Our ministry has been very fruitful sharing in missions.
    I PASTOR a Calvary Chapel Church in Sprague River Oregon.
    Blessing on your work there PASTOR RON Willis

  • Stephanie says:

    Are you accepting donations of men’s clothes , sleeping bags or blankets ?

  • Judy Rall says:

    Hi,
    My mother has passed away and I am cleaning her house. She has many items:
    Toiletries — shampoo, toothpaste, etc in large and hotel sizes
    Pillows, towels
    Mens and womens clothes.
    brand new small appliances
    I would prefer to donate them to someone who can use them.

    Could you use any of these items? Please let me know and I can drop off. I am in Rancho
    Cordova.

    Thanks,

    Judy

  • Pa Cha says:

    Hello, I have alot of women’s clothing and clothes that can be worn for interviews. I was wondering if you are looking for anything specific. I rather donate the clothes for good use versus selling them or just donating to thrift stores. Please let me know. Thanks.

  • Elena Bennett says:

    I have a pile of like-new men’s sport and dress shirts. Also some sleeping bags and blankets. Are you accepting those– where and when?

    Thanks,
    Elena Bennett

  • Debra D. says:

    Hello! I have lots of womens/teens clothing, socks, toiletries (no longer used, opened in original containers), few blankets, pillows, etc I wish to donate directly to homeless for their use. what is best way to do that??? I cannot seem to find someplace that will take women/teens clothing etc that goes directly to homeless – like at a shelter, etc. I prefer not to give to thrift where they supposedly sell for low price to homeless. Can you please advise?!! I am in East Roseville. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

    • Sorry, we still have no room for women and teen items as our Women’s Clothing Closet is still closed due to the pandemic. We can use the hygiene items and blankets and all Men’s Clothing. Thank you!

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