Acres of Hope
Acres of Hope provides a safe family environment and a healthy living program for women with children that sets the foundation of change and breaks the cycle of homelessness by improving the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual quality of life for homeless women and their children.
P.O. Box 238
Auburn, CA 95604
|County or Parish:||Placer County|
Our program is structured as:
Level 1: Orientation - Introduces the women to our program and gives them an opportunity to understand program expectations. Individual Family Plans (IFPs) are prepared, which guide their learning goals.
Level 2: Curriculum - Teaches the women new life skills such as how to respond vs. react, regulating thoughts and emotions, and conflict resolution. The women attend weekly AA meetings, gain a sponsor, and begin case management to work toward achieving their IFP goals.
Level 3: Preparation - The women prepare to sustain their lives by going back to school and/or gaining employment. A relapse prevention program is included. The women begin developing healthy outside relationships so they have a network of support when they leave Acres.
Level 4: Continuation - In the last months of living at Acres the women spend more time in the community at work and at school to practice their life skills with the safety net of returning home to Acres each day. After graduation, women can receive six months of after-care case management.
Acres has served more than 100 women and over 250 children. One of our goals is to reunify mothers and children that have been separated due to factors such as substance abuse. We have an 85% success rate in facilitating the return of children from foster care to their mothers at Acres.
Our top needs:
- Funding: Unrestricted - Financial support (monthly donors)
- Funding: Program - Programs
- Volunteers - ReNew Stores volunteers (Roseville, CA)
- Board Members - Ambassadors, task force and committee volunteers
- Volunteers - Skilled & unskilled laborers