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Sac Self-Help Housing receives $10,000 grant to kick-start reimbursement Revolving Fund

Sac Self-Help Housing receives $10,000 grant to kick-start reimbursement Revolving Fund

Dedicated to the elimination of homelessness based on the “housing first” model, Sacramento Self-Help Housing has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Century Housing. With a goal to raise $300,000 in charitable grant funding, Sacramento Self-Help Housing will use this grant to start an internal revolving fund that will allow for prompt payment of housing lease and service costs eligible for later reimbursement by public and private agencies.

Founded in 2000, Sacramento Self-Help Housing assists local homeless individuals and families – or those at risk of becoming homeless – to find and retain stable, affordable and permanent housing. In 2015 alone, Sacramento Self-Help Housing served 12,578 deserving individuals through their various housing programs.

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

How did they die? Find out how at least 12 residents ended up at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery on the fourth edition of this tour. These are all new stories, so no worries if you missed the first three years!

Previous causes of death included lynching, poisoning, death by fashion, drowning (in three feet of water), and shopping, then dropping (dead of course). What can possibly top that? Join us on the tour and find out! Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency a $2,399,328 ($799,776 annually over a three-year period) Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals grant to provide intensive care to people experiencing homelessness with mental health and substance use disorders through the Extended Hope project.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate. Free. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended.

Cost is $10 at the gate (cash only).

 

Railroad museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on 9/10

Railroad museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on 9/10

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum).  Volunteer applications are being accepted now through September 14 and will be followed by an interview process. The next Docent Training session is scheduled to begin on September 26 and continue into early November.