A group of Rancho Cordova churches believe it is their responsibility to provide a warm, safe place to sleep, a hot meal and maybe a shower and laundry services to the hundred or more people who are homeless in Rancho Cordova.
This collaboration of churches calls themselves “HART – Homeless Assistance Resource Team.” This winter, they activated hundreds of volunteers in our community to meet basic needs of homeless people who, while sometimes invisible to us, live among us.
Crossing denominational lines and city boundaries, the HART program provides overnight housing on a rotating basis for 8 weeks. Participating churches included: Sun River Church, Cordova Neighborhood Church, Cordova Church of Christ, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Way of Life Church, United Methodist Church of Rancho Cordova, Holy Family Catholic Church and Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.
Participants are picked up each afternoon at Way of Life Church on Folsom Boulevard and transported by bus provided by Cordova Church of Christ to the church providing shelter that week.
They are provided food, showers where available, clean sleeping bags and cots, toiletries, referrals to transitional and permanent housing, and laundry services where available.