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Phone: 916.971.1566
1726 Professional Drive
California 95825

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Target demographics: Participants must: meet H.U.D. definition of “homeless”, have

30 days of sobriety before entering the program, a maximum of two persons per household,

be referred by another community agency

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: provide after school tutoring, youth mentoring, administrative support, lead skills development workshops.

Geographic areas served: Sacramento region

Programs: Our two housing sites, Bishop Francis A. Quinn Cottages and Joseph Serna Village, provide transitional shelter as well as support services to enable the homeless to get back on their feet. These services include addiction relapse prevention; health screening and referral; life skills training in practical matters like budgeting; and help enrolling in school, looking for work, applying for government benefits, and finding permanent housing. Since opening in November 1997, the 60 one-bedroom cottages of Quinn Cottages has offered homeless individuals, couples, and single parent/single child families a place to call home. Serna Village, which opened at the decommissioned McClellan Air Force Base in February 2002, provides 40 two- and three-bedroom refurbished duplexes for larger homeless families.

Sacramento Cottage Housing Inc. makes our community a better place by creating high-quality, low-cost housing within healing residential communities that help homeless people help themselves from the transition from the streets to self-reliance. We pursue this mission by promoting personal accountability, mutual respect, and good citizenship among residents of our transitional housing sites.
Participants leaving in 2008 increased employment by 273% while lowering welfare dependence by more than half.

Each graduate saves taxpayers up to $100,000 annually by avoiding more expensive/less effective institutional options

Two dozen alumni went from homelessness to home owner.

Success rate nearly tripled -from 31% to over 80%

Number of residents with significant disabilities doubled

Average length of stay reduced nearly by half

numerous “Best Practice” awards

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This place was HORRIBLE & PRISON-LIKE. It's 24/7 12-Step Religious Cult & "Jesus Saves" 24/7; 99% of the women leaving the place head for the dope-man to by a hit to forget all the torture they just went through... more »
Serna Village is like no other supportive housing program well except for Quinn Cottages which is it's sister program. These programs are products of Sacramento Cottage Housing, Inc. These programs are unique in their resiliency model that is practiced; that everyone bounces back and that everyones ... more »
I was asked to create a multimedia photo essay to tell the story of Cottage Housing, and what they do for the people they serve and the community. I shot the story and did interviews over a six-month period. In that time I got to hear the stories of many of the people Cottage Housing has helped. I... more »
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