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South Sacramento Interfaith Partners (SSIP) Food Closet
December Community Partner

Mission: 

An emergency food pantry comprised of 12 interfaith congregations, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, local businesses, and volunteers who assist individuals and families in South Sacramento suffering from food insecurity.

Nominated by Rev. Dave and Rachel Lyman

SLC's December Canned Food Drive
through Sunday, December 19th 

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Bring your donated food items with you to SLC on Sundays or stop by the SLC office on Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Monday and Fridays by appointment to donate canned goods for the SSIP Food Closet our December Community Partner.  Items in most need include:

  • Soup (cans or cartons)

  • Canned tuna or chicken

  • Peanut butter and jelly (in plastic jars instead of glass)

  • Canned fruit, vegetables, beans.

  • Cooking oil

  • Bagged rice

 

 Questions? Visit SSIP website for more details or call SLC at (916) 448-6508.  

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 2021 Community Partners

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JANUARY

First Step Communities

Mission:

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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FEBRUARY

Elk Grove HART (Homeless Assistance Resources Team)

Mission:

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

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MARCH
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance

Mission:

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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APRIL

Family Justice Center

Mission:

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

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MAY

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Mission:

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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JUNE

Gender Health Center

Mission:

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

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JULY

Safe Black Space

Mission:

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

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AUGUST

Wynspring Family Resource Center

Mission:

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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SEPTEMBER

916 INK

Mission:

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

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OCTOBER

Yoga Seed Collective

Mission:

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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NOVEMBER

We Are Your Support(W.A.Y.S)

Mission:

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

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DECEMBER

South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Food Closet

Mission:

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