Family of Nonprofits | Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada

Family of Nonprofits

Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada

The mission of Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada is to utilize Goodwill resources to help people with disadvantages achieve self-sufficiency.

Goodwill’s core mission has always been job training and placement for the disabled and disadvantaged, and vocational access remains our primary mission focus.  Realizing that job training and placement is only one piece of the equation when it comes to marginalized and disadvantaged members of our society, Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada is actively expanding its umbrella of services to include housing, food services, clothing and emergency assistance to those in need, with a common mission of helping disadvantaged people become self-sufficient and improving the quality of lives in the communities we serve.

Through strategic alliances with local nonprofit organizations, Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada has been able to provide a more comprehensive continuum of care to those it serves.  Each nonprofit member continues to provide the direct services for which they are known and respected. The nonprofit partners maintain their 501(c)(3) status and operate under their own budgets and Board of Directors.

Goodwill is proud to have many partnerships and collaborations with other organizations that help to expand human service delivery in the community. See Sacramento Bee Story on Goodwill’s strategic partnerships

Featured Partners:

Next Move (formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center) is a profound force in moving homeless families and individuals to self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Next Move’s shelters and housing programs have greatly expanded and include

Emergency Shelter – Family Shelter Campus provides housing to families for up to 30 days.

Permanent Supportive Housing – Provides subsidized housing and supportive services to families and individuals. Includes housing for people with disabilities, seniors, victims of domestic abuse and the chronically homeless. The Step Up Sacramento project provides permanent supportive housing to individuals, veterans, families, transition age foster youth and seniors.

Rapid Rehousing for Families – Serves families who need limited supportive services through Stepping Stones.

Children’s Services – Provides case management, academic support, recreational opportunities and mentoring to children.

Program Resource & Referral – Staff provides customized assistance and referrals during business hours.

Community Resource Center – Provides free clothing and household items donated by generous donors and partner nonprofits including Goodwill.


For 46 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. It is a place where people are treated with dignity as they arrive seeking help for some of the most basic needs. Francis House Center is now a program of Next Move and services include:

Job Development Center – The Francis House Job Center provides computers, printers, resources, referrals and coaching for those seeking employment and housing.

Employment Support (Fast Track) – Provides public transportation passes when a person secures a new job but does not have money for transportation.

California I.D.s – Francis House is able to purchase a limited number of IDs for those who cannot afford one.

Regional Transit I.D.s – We provide a Regional Transit ID card for seniors and people with disabilities, allowing them to ride at half-price.

Family Rescue – Provides emergency shelter for parents or guardians with minor children or with a child who is 18 and currently enrolled in high school. Women who are pregnant in last trimester may also apply. Francis House is one of the few emergency shelter options for single fathers with children.

Resource Coaching – Provides one-on-one meeting with a Resource Coach for goal planning and detailed resources including follow-up appointments for additional help and planning.

Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness as they pursue self-determined lives of stability and independence. We recognize the experience of homelessness as symptomatic of a society that contributes to homelessness through racism, classicism, criminalization, ableism, transphobia/homophobia and stigmatization. We seek long-term solutions that provide youth with the housing, age-appropriate services, and support they need to thrive, in whatever way that looks for them.

Street Outreach – The only homeless street outreach program in Sacramento, this program is designed to reach homeless youth where they are, build trusting relationships, and encourage them to access resources and Wind’s comprehensive case management program in an effort to move them out of homelessness and into a stable living situation.

Drop In Center – The DIC is a safe, non-judgmental space for homeless and runaway youth that keeps them away from the dangers of the street while allowing access to a health clinic, shelter, warm meals, peer support, laundry services, employment assistance, therapeutic groups and much more.

Case Management & Counseling – Wind Youth Advocates work with each youth individually to develop a case plan with an emphasis on personal safety (shelter, food, crisis management, physical and mental health, etc.), life skills development, and education. Case plans are youth centered and goals are defined individually.

Emergency Youth Shelter – Wind Youth Services provides a temporary, low barrier, emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 12-24. Our emergency shelter is the only one of its kind in the greater Sacramento area, and provides a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, community environment.

Read Sacramento Bee story on Wind-Goodwill alliance here.

Serving Shasta County since 1973, POP’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and our community with particular emphasis on issues affecting low-income persons. People of Progress is unique to Shasta County and can make timely decisions to respond to emerging needs. POP serves over 11,000 people annually – providing 150,000 meals, 10,000 items of clothing and 1,800 bus passes annually.

Emergency Food – provided to individuals and families up to six times per year

Bus passes – provided to clients for essential appointments or returning home from the food bank

Clothing items – POP distributes free clothing for emergencies, job interviews, disasters or domestic violence situations. The waiting room has socks, shoes and coats available as needed during colder weather.

Personal hygiene items – blankets, diapers and toiletries provided free

Resource Center – POP provides information on where individuals can obtain a list of nearby food banks and a community resource location map in Shasta County.

In-depth Referral Services – rent and utility information assistance, case management and other customized referrals are provided to clients.

Community Link

The mission of Community Link is to help people turn ideas into action through information, planning, civic engagement, and advocacy for human needs.

We strive to be the best-in-class provider of coordinated information, referral and access to health & human service programs, needs data and emergency/disaster volunteer services.  Community Link is host to two large-scale programs which collectively provide over 250,000 services per year.

2-1-1 Sacramento – A 24/7/365 call center staffed by skilled Information and Referral Specialists.  This free service provides crucial resources and connections to those in need. 2-1-1 Sacramento assists with various needs ranging from locating emergency housing, providing resources in mental health and substance abuse, and coordinating transportation for the disabled and elderly.  2-1-1 has special programs aimed at children from ages 0-5 and our senior community.

Regional Center for Volunteerism/HandsOn Sacramento – Connects volunteers to community service opportunities.  Through HandsOn, local agencies have received countless hours of volunteer service helping with everything from building new facilities, to remodeling existing structures, to providing shelter to children and so much more. HandsOn is host to program such as Project Birthday, MLK Day, Homeless Count and various other community day-of-service projects. A local lead agency, HandsOn provides life-saving support in emergency and disaster situations by working directly with local, state and federal agencies.  HandsOn is on the ground coordinating human services such as providing food, shelter and medical assistance.

Other partners include: