Save the Sacramento Senior Safe House

If you’ve ever thought about making a charitable contribution but worried that you didn’t have enough money to really make a difference, consider making a donation to the Sacramento Senior Safe House. The Arden Arcade-area facility, which shelters abused and neglected seniors, will close on February 14, unless $200,000 in private support can be raised. And every little bit helps.

Established by Volunteers of America in 2009, the unique facility has provided a safe haven to about 245 clients, most of whom were referred by Adult Protective Services. It offers a homelike environment where seniors can take shelter, enjoy meals and visitors, and receive medical assistance and other aid. In many cases, it’s been a lifesaver for seniors who otherwise would have been referred to low-income hotels or homeless shelters.

Until recently, the Senior Safe House has been funded largely by a single, anonymous donor who recently died, and the VOA is scrambling to come up with funds to keep the facility in operation. Your support can help keep the doors open. Please call the VOA at (916) 442-3691 if you can help.