There is a story that continues to be written every day, and an invitation for those to return to who they were meant to be. That story is continued by every person who finds refuge through emergency housing, every guest who receives a meal, shower or kind word; and every child that is met by someone who will see them
For the last 25 years, I have served marginalized communities — drawn to the gold within the people I've met; and have served alongside my husband and co-founder for the last 12. I wouldn’t trade the life God has given us for all the riches in the world, because what we get to collect is what is most precious to the Father…people. Life’s greatest treasure. After starting a small after-school center in the heart of Oak Park — called the House of Acts, we watched a faithful God quickly grow our small vision into a ministry that now serves over 300 families weekly. Thank you for being a part of our mission, to create spaces of connection so that sons and daughters can remember who they truly are, and rebuild their communities.
- Rachelle Ditmore
Co-Founder | Executive Housing Director
We have an excellent program, amazing staff, and incredible partners in this work, but none of that is what has made the change. We are factors that have created space for these women to do the unthinkable – they have been given the space to change their mind about themselves. An individual whose mind is renewed and set in truth is an individual who not only changes their own life, but they change the trajectory of their children and those they encounter along the way. They become, not a better version of themselves or someone new, they uncover who they were always created to be. The debris of life, trauma, abuse, disempowerment, and victimization is removed, and they find themselves in the full permission to return to the powerful individual they are, restored to themselves and their purpose, and given the ability to be a rebuilder of hope and wonder.
Our phase one program offers emergency housing for families at our women and children's shelter. Through our program we offer assistance and case management to women as they move from dependent, abusive, exploitive relationships to self sufficient lifestyles.
Our Phase two restorative housing program offers long term housing for families for those coming out of our phase one program, and offers them a launching pad in their journey to transformation.
Since its inception in 2017, the mission of City Sports Academy is to plant seeds for growth, inspire transformation and facilitate development. We are using sport as a vehicle for change while engaging the hearts and minds of young people in our community. It is our goal to provide endless opportunities for positive development and growth.
The Nest was created to serve the families living in Refuge Housing who come with children that have lived through the same traumatic environments they experienced; The Nest aims to provide trauma-informed care to the children who are often experiencing peace and safety for the first time in their lives.
OPEN 9AM - 5PM
We always have a seat for you in our community Cafe! Come by for a yummy snack or drink!
We are partnered with the Sacramento Food Bank to provide diaper distribution to families in need! Call our Resource Hotline for more information.
Our Hotline is available for those in need of housing support, client advocacy, or for more information about our services.
The MLK Resource Center is a multi-use center in the heart of Oak Park! We provide a variety of services and host community events throughout the year.
3216 Martin Luther King JR Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
9AM-5PM | Mon thru Fri