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National Alliance on Mental Illness 
(NAMI) Sacramento

May Community Partner

Mission:

Advocate for access to mental health services, treatment and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions.  They are steadfast in their commitment to raising awareness for all those in mental health need by providing a community of support, education, resources and outreach activities to families, friends and persons with mental illness so as to improve their general welfare and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

 

Nominated by Thomas Fisher

We Believe In Community Giving!

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Spiritual Life Center's Community Giving Program Committee, (formerly known as the Tithing Committee), is an outreach program which selects twelve nonprofit Community Partners to give back to. Each month one organization is highlighted and given a financial contribution to further their nonprofit efforts.

Since its inception, Spiritual Life Center has given over $1.5 million to more than 330 organizations. Our Community Giving Program enables us to bless others through the work of God. 

 

SLC's 2022 Community Partners

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JANUARY
Peacemaker's Love Foundation/Good Cause Sacramento

Mission:

Provide transitional supportive sober living home for men and women by offering a “process” that requires active participation in classes on nutrition, job readiness, self-love and intentional living. They live by their mantra, “Get yourself right before you go out?” This prepares the residents for living successful lives after being in the program from 3 months to 2 years. SLC’s funding is being directed towards the women’s program.

 

Nominated by Marissa Hernandez

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FEBRUARY
North Highlands Christian Food Ministry

Mission:

A faith-based, all volunteer ministry providing two emergency food programs to adults living in the Sacramento region.  Populations served include families, the unsheltered, and low-income communities.  They provide a three-day supply of emergency food for people and families with permanent residences, renewable every 30 days and a one-day supply for those who are unsheltered, renewable every two weeks.

 

Nominated by Katelynn Rowe

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MARCH
COUR Experience

Mission:

Educate, inspire, and transform the lives of teens and young adults by providing basic scientific proven methods and tools to decrease stress, anxiety and to increase resiliency and overall well-being. Consulting with licensed social workers, school counselors, district superintendents, psychology professors, and medical doctors, they create a platform that can be used by youth, educators, and parents or guardians in campus wellness rooms, youth programs, or at home. COUR teaches how to use these non-clinical modalities to self-regulate that can be used anywhere, anytime, reduces stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation in youth.

 

Nominated by Pam Logan

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APRIL
Fly Brave Foundation

Mission:

Create an employment training program for adults with autism that have aged out of the school system, focusing on three building blocks:  Hands on skills training within the community, social skills and healthy living.  Educating the public about people on the spectrum is also a focus through their free public speaking and their Police/Autism Fitness program that facilitates Law Enforcement’s understanding of the special needs of people on the spectrum.

 

Nominated by Denise Holmes

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MAY
NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Sacramento 

Mission:

Advocate for access to mental health services, treatment and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions.  They are steadfast in their commitment to raising awareness for all those in mental health need by providing a community of support, education, resources and outreach activities to families, friends and persons with mental illness so as to improve their general welfare and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

 

Nominated by Thomas Fisher

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JUNE
Tiny Pine Foundation

Mission:

Build tiny homes for survivors who lost everything in the Paradise wildfires and now have grown to serving other wildfire locations. The Tiny Homes are 100% supported by volunteers and donations. They also partner with various service organizations to distribute hot meals, groceries, school supplies and other supplies to those in need.

 

Nominated by Denise Holmes

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JULY
Haven for Birth/Haven a Refuge for Pregnancy

Mission:

Support every birther and family, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) and white women in Sacramento in a way that is inclusive and equitable.  In particular there is great disparity in maternal morbidity and mortality between BIPOC and white birthers in the United States and in the Sacramento community.  The goal is to provide doula care and other much needed pregnancy support to reduce death and injury to birthers.

 

Nominated by Kerry Freeman

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AUGUST
Sacramento Theatre Company/STC School of the Arts 

Mission:

Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) strives to be the leader in integrating professional theatre with theatre arts education. STC produces engaging professional theatre, provides exceptional theatre training, and uses theatre as a tool for educational engagement. STC understands that young people dream of careers in performing arts, but they need an outlet and proper training. STC meets those needs by offering K-12 students after school and weekend training programs through STC’s School of the Arts. SLC is specifically donating to this special program.

Nominated by Brenda Boles

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SEPTEMBER
Iu Mien Community Service 

Mission:

Support and develop healthy Iu Mien families and communities through culturally responsive programs and services. For 21 years, this agency has focused on creating a healthy community, especially for young adults, teens and seniors. They provide youth groups, mental health groups and yoga and crafts for seniors and an annual student conference for 500-600 students.

Nominated by Denise Holmes

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OCTOBER
Sacramento Native American Health Center

Mission:

Provide a safety net to people in Sacramento who have little access to health care. Services include adult medicine, pediatrics, mental health, dental care, diabetic and dental care. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care here.

 

Nominated by Brittany Jorgenson

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NOVEMBER
Capital Adoptive Families Alliance (CAFA) 

Mission:

Provide emotional support, respite care, advocacy and education to families of adopted children. Once a child is adopted, support from other agencies generally ceases. 99% of CAFA children come from the Foster Care system. Children that age out of foster care are at a greater risk of homelessness, spending time in prison, have medical and/or mental health issues and suffer from addiction. CAFA aims to reduce this by offering free support services, including retreats and camps for both parents and kids. They are also the only organization in Sacramento that offers respite care.

 

Nominated by Pat Orner

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DECEMBER
Alchemist Community Development Corporation

Mission:

Enhance the quality of life in under-resourced communities by improving access to nutritious foods, implementing community-supported public green spaces, and fostering economic self-sufficiency through business entrepreneurship. Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento area communities to land, food, and opportunity toward a vision in which all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse. They offer Cal Fresh at Farmers’ Markets, an Alchemist kitchen for business training, and a shared-use commercial kitchen in North Sacramento and home gardening classes.

 

Nominated by Ruth Rezos

Community Giving Partners from Past Years

Organization
Mission
Date
First Step Communities
Emergency shelter and interim housing, case management for primary healthcare, legal services and housing counseling for homeless.
January 2021
Elk Grove HART (Homeless Assistance Resources Team)
Service helping homeless individuals and families with food security, transitional housing and mentor programs. Currently packing and delivering food to 65 individuals.
February 2021
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
Helps seniors enhance their well being through education, collaboration and advocacy by connecting seniors to services and resources throughout Yolo County.
March 2021
Family Justice Center
Assists victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, elder abuse, sexual assault and child abuse by obtaining restraining orders, safety plans, counseling and support services. Services are free of charge and confidential.
April 2021
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
Services include improving well being of family caregivers at no cost with respite opportunities, legal and financial consultation, short term counseling and education/training for family caregivers with a loved one with chronic disease, dementia, Alzheimer or trauma brain injuries.
May 2021
Gender Health Center
Programs assist LGBTQI individuals with a focus on transgender people of color clients who are navigating a biased societal and health system with counseling, respite, emergency assistance, healthcare services including hormone support, HIV/STD testing, syringe exchange.
June 2021
Safe Black Space
New program for individuals of African ancestry created by a collective including local practitioners, community members, activists, faith leaders and educators also of African descent who provide a safe space and healing circles to share stories and feelings, as well as learn and practice self care and community care, identify local resources to fight oppression and systemic racism.
July 2021
Wynspring Family Resource Center
Foster program that provides supervised visitation of the family member(s) with child/children. The program also provides family foster support, training, and in-home crisis intervention services. Foster visitation also is referred through CPS and Family Court.
August 2021
916 INK
Provides workshops (after school programs) for youth grades 3-12 in creative writing curriculum. These workshops transform students (mostly Title 1) into confident writers and published authors, increases literacy skills, improves vocabulary, teaches empathy, positively impacts social and emotional learning and expands communication skills.
September 2021
Yoga Seed Collective
Ten year program using mindfulness, trauma informed yoga to assist the unique needs of traumatized populations in Sacramento such as individuals in jail, psychiatric facilities, recovery homes and elementary schools.
October 2021
We Are Your Support(W.A.Y.S)
A cancer support organization that helps with free services to patients and support systems with transportation to medical appointments, wellness training, yoga, counseling and dietary instruction.
November 2021
South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Food Closet
An emergency food pantry comprised of 12 interfaith congregations, Sac Food Bank and Family Services, local businesses and volunteers assisting individuals and families in South Sac suffering from food insecurity.
December 2021