Human Services

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

  • Sacramento, CA
  • www.sacloaves.org

Mission Statement

In an environment of welcome, hospitality, safety and cleanliness we seek to provide an oasis for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services.

Service Areas

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California

Sacramento, California Regtion

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer

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Sister Libby Fernandez

Keywords

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homeless, survival services, dining room, meals, food services, mental health, overnight shelter

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Also Known As

Loaves & Fishes

EIN

68-0189897

 Number

0171312792

Physical Address

1351 North C Street

Sacramento, CA 95811

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Loaves & Fishes began in 1983 as a hospitality and hot lunch program to feed the poor and homeless of Sacramento, California.  Since then, the organization has expanded to meet the needs of the growing homeless population; it is now one of the largest private networks of integrated homeless services in the region. Programs (12) focus on survival services; hot breakfast for women and children, hot lunch for 650 - 1000 people each day, 364 days a year, showers, bathrooms, day and overnight shelters for women and mental health services.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Advocacy - Advocates for housing, emergency shelter, safety and dignity for homeless and impoverished guests. Dining Room - Serves a full course, home cooked noontime meal for homeless and hungry guests every day. Friendship Park - A private park for daytime hospitality use of homeless guests. Providing clean and fully stocked bathrooms, day storage, continental breakfast, showers and free telephones. In addition a complete Library with computer learning center is available to our guests. Genesis ? A free mental health program for homeless adults who do not have insurance nor qualify for publicly funded services. Individual and group counseling, psychiatric assessments, medications and referrals to other needed services are available. Guest Health Outreach ? Located in Friendship Park, this program provides medical screening, health education and medical triage. Guests requiring a Doctor are referred to Mercy Clinic, which is also located in the Loaves & Fishes Village. Jail Visitation Program - Visits those incarcerated in the Sacramento County Jails who have no visitors and provides them a caring concern and connection with the outside world. Also provides on-site legal referral and services for guests remedying minor legal infractions and misdemeanors. Maryhouse - Provides daytime hospitality for homeless women and including a full breakfast, showers, free telephone calls, mail service and toiletry items. In addition, community referral services and housing referral assistance is available. Mustard Seed School ? A private school providing a caring and structured learning environment for homeless children. Supports re-enrollment back to public schools. Sister Nora's Place - An emergency overnight shelter designed to provide a safe, hospitable and welcoming environment for chronically homeless women. Its residents receive one-on-one services which include a variety of motivational and life-skill classes in preparing them to transition to stable, permanent housing. Accepts referrals from Maryhouse and Genesis programs only.

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Service Areas

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California

Sacramento, California Regtion

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Financials

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Sacramento Loaves & Fishes
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Sister Libby Fernandez

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Norm Fadness

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