ABOUT

E.N.G.A.G.E. INC.  was created out of a need for direct, citizen-led action concerning local poverty and our un-homed neighbors trying to survive without a roof over their head.

Operating solely on volunteer hours and donations, E.N.G.A.G.E. INC. does not offer employment nor compensation. As such, 100% of donations are applied to directly benefit un-homed youth.

E.N.G.A.G.E. INC. seeks to provide and expand support for young adults experiencing homelessness

Sacramento Safe Space for Un-Homed Youth (SSS) was started in 2016. Youth between the ages of 18-30 who are experiencing homelessness can access temporary relief, get their immediate needs met, and build community.

MISSION

PARTNERS

After partnering with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the city center,  SSS has been available every Tuesday morning for approximately four hours. Since then, E.N.G.A.G.E. INC. has partnered with many more community organizations with similar goals.

You don’t have to be affiliated with an organization to get involved! You’re always welcome to come to Sacramento Safe Space Tuesday mornings or reach out for other ways to volunteer.

Every week, about 20-23 un-homed youth access services at Sacramento Safe Space. Youth, or ‘guests,’ can access a hot meal, survival gear such as tents, backpacks and sleeping bags, gently used clothing, and hygiene products.

From there, guests can access a number of formal and informal services. Informal services include support, from peers and community members, encouragement and hope, and a safe space to simply be without fear of harassment by community members or law enforcement.

At request, volunteers help to facilitate connections to appropriate social service agencies, job training, school enrollment, and community action.

Lastly, E.N.G.A.G.E. INC.  assists with advocacy efforts both on a personal level as well as a political level to increase accountability and call for concrete actions to address homelessness and lack of shelter by elected officials.

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Sponsor a Tent Cot: Save a life

The Need

Officials are still figuring out the game plan for more emergency shelter, more bridge housing, and more affordable housing. It's a layered catastrophe, now clearly at PANDEMIC levels. We need to act now.

The Plan

We have a template for transitional encampments: Tent Cots. Tent cots are self-contained and provide what every unsheltered human deserves, at minimum: Protection, privacy, a safe space.

Such encampments would use the "Safe Organized Spaces" template developed out of the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge in SF. #SOS They would comply with all public health and safety protocols and would have access to medical and mental health services. #ShelterNow

How You Can Help

For the next six months, E.N.G.A.G.E. Inc. will be focused on raising capital to purchase materials to supply self-governing transitional encampments (tent cots) + survival gear. Every dollar makes a difference and 100% of every dollar goes directly to benefit houseless individuals.

ENGAGE, Inc. Spent $3,000 on March 20, 2020 to kick off the Tent Cot Campaign. We need your support to continue the project. If you can, please give using the button above.


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Waterproof/Water-Resistant OuterwearHeavy Socks (gently used/new)Thermal UnderwearTentsSleeping BagsTarpsZip TiesFlashlights/Headlights



Non-Perishable FoodsHygiene Supplies (toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo, soap, washcloth, etc.)Menstrual Supplies (pads/tampons/menstrual cups)Waterproof/Water-Resistant OuterwearHeavy Socks (gently used/new)Thermal UnderwearTentsSleeping BagsTarpsZip TiesFlashlights/Headlights

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