"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou
According to a recent study published in June 2019 by Sacramento Steps Forward, 5,570 people are currently experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Of those, 3,900, or 70%, of them are unsheltered and living out in the elements along rivers and underneath freeway overpasses. Living outside means no toilet, no shower, no place to do laundry, and no privacy, among other things that many of us take for granted. While we wish we could help all of them, we must direct our limited resources to the most marginalized, the most vulnerable, the unsheltered. To take it one step further, we seek out the unsheltered who are not able or not likely to travel to the few centralized locations in Sacramento that offer homeless support because we want to make sure that these people also get the supplies and services they need. It truly takes a network of caring hearts to make an important and meaningful difference in these people's lives. Join us in helping our fellow humans, our neighbors, in crisis. Do Better with Humanitarian Action Network.
Baiocchi, A., Curry, S., Williams, S., Argüello, T., Price Wolf, J., & Morris, J. (2019, June). Homelessness in Sacramento County: Results from the 2019 Point-in-Time Count. Sacramento, CA: Institute for Social Research and Sacramento Steps Forward.
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All human beings need and deserve consistent access to restrooms in order to eliminate waste with privacy and dignity, and in a way that does not put public health at risk. Humanitarian Action Network is proud to announce that we now provide porta potties to the unsheltered homeless residents of Sacramento through the Porta Potty Project. Please click the image above to learn more.
HAN launched its first annual HUMAN t-shirt project in June 2019. The project entailed distributing 100 HUMAN shirts to people who are experiencing homelessness throughout Sacramento, California. The purpose of this project was to remind people with homes that people without homes are still human beings who still have the same basic human needs as everyone else. Losing one's home does not change the fact that people still need shelter, food, water, a place to go to the bathroom, dignity, and love. A special thank you to S+B James Construction for their generous contribution toward this project.
Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave. Sacramento
Join us at Two Rivers Cider for a supply drive and fundraiser supporting our 2nd Annual Summer Homeless Care Package Project. This is a kid-...
Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave. Sacramento
Save the date! Humanitarian Action Network turns 2 years old this August, and we want you to come out and celebrate with us! More details co...
Each month, HAN provides breakfasts and supplies to over 100 people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Our next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020. Click the image above to view photos from previous breakfasts and learn how you can help us keep these going!
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For the first time ever, HAN shirts are being made available to the public! The only way to get one is by making a tax-deductible donation ($25 or more) on this website, in person at one of our events, or on our Facebook page. To get your FREE shirt, after making your donation ($25 or more), send an email with your shirt size (XS - 3XL) to email@example.com. Supplies are limited!
HAN is excited to now be recognized as a charitable organization on Amazon Smile! Please click the image above to be taken to Amazon Smile, and choose Humanitarian Action Network as your charity. After that, any time you make a qualifying purchase from Amazon Smile, HAN will receive .5% of your total purchase in the form of a donation by Amazon. Note that it is a different URL than regular Amazon, but your account remains the same.
Guidestar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. HAN is honored to have earned a bronze seal of transparency on Guidestar. Click on the image above to learn more and to view HAN's profile on Guidestar.
Humanitarian Action Network needs your support! Recurring monthly donations are most helpful, but one-time cash donations, donations of new or used items, as well as volunteer time are all integral to the continued success of our mission. Join our mailing list to learn about upcoming fundraisers and events here.
Humanitarian Action Network (HAN) is a community-based, grassroots nonprofit that provides direct support and services to people who are experiencing homelessness throughout Sacramento. We are a mobile organization that meets unsheltered people where they are on the streets. We started doing this work after we realized that most of the services available for the homeless are concentrated in North Sacramento, but there are people experiencing homelessness all over the city, and many do not have the ability to travel due to mental or physical limitations, lack of funds for public transportation, or for fear of leaving their belongings behind for the day.
The unsheltered homeless people that we meet and provide support for are most commonly:
Whether you help Humanitarian Action Network through tax-deductible cash donations, donations of supplies, volunteering your time or services, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't change lives and accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Please consider making a recurring or one-time tax-deductible donation to help fund our mission to help those in need. You may also send checks made payable to Humanitarian Action Network, to P.O. Box 246835, Sacramento, CA 95824. Thank you.
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