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September Community Partner


916 ink rovides 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. 916 ink workshops also increase literacy skills, improve vocabulary, teach empathy, positively impact social and emotional learning, and expand communication skills. Click on video link to the left to learn more or visit their website using button below.


Nominated by Sally Scion

Deadline for Submitting Nominations for SLC's 2022 Community Partner Program is Sunday, September 26th.


SLC's Community Giving Committee continues to accept nominations for 2022 Community Partners. Click on the link to the right to nominate your favorite non-profit. Together, we are the change we wish to see in the world!


We Believe In Community Giving!

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 2021 Community Partners

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First Step Communities


Emergency shelter and interim housing, case management for primary healthcare, legal services and housing counseling for homeless.


Nominated by Denise Holmes

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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.


Nominated by Denise Holmes


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.


Nominated by Martha Mills

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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.


Nominated by Kerry Freeman



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.


Nominated by Brenda Boles

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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.


Nominated by CJ Walton and Kerry Freeman



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.


Nominated by CJ Walton and Pam Logan



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.

Nominated by Elaine Laroa

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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.

Nominated by Sally Scion



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.


Nominated by Martha Mills

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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.


Nominated by Richard Fujinami



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.


Nominated by Dave and Rachel Lyman