Roseville, CA – Placer Rescue Mission, a faith-based, nonprofit organization, aims to transform lives and end homelessness in Placer County by providing supportive housing with integral critical services into a single multiservice-campus setting.
“While the Placer Rescue Mission will provide long and short-term supportive housing, emergency shelter, food, and clothing to the homeless, it is specifically designed to tackle the root causes of homelessness,” said Placer Rescue Mission Board President, Brooke Stephens. “Nonprofits, churches, businesses and government agencies will partner to provide a wide-array of critical services including: job training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, medical care and case management.”
Just last month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a Non-Exclusive Site Access Agreement with the Placer Rescue Mission, allowing access and providing County funding for professional services needed to determine the project feasibility and potential development of the multiservice-campus project. The proposed location of the project is positioned on Placer County-owned property located on Cincinnati Avenue.
Based on nationally successful models, the Placer Rescue Mission’s multiservice campus for homeless and at-risk of becoming homeless veterans, men, women and couples who live, work or have a family currently residing in Placer County will save Placer County an estimated $8 million a year.
“Our mission is to embrace people experiencing homelessness with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing them with proper housing so that they might be redeemed through God’s grace and experience healing in their lives and be restored for a life of wholeness and abundant living,” said Stephens.
The proposed multiservice-campus setting is to be rolled out in two phases.
The first phase would include 96 units of supportive housing, a 75-bed emergency shelter, and a estimated 10,000 square foot multi-service center to co-locate service providers. The second phase would be an additional 96 supportive housing units and an estimated 10,000 square foot expansion for a medical clinic, donation center, and recreational area.
“If the greater Placer community keeps doing the same activities in the same ways, the number of street-level chronic homeless individuals will dramatically increase and likely become more aggressive,” said Dr. Robert Marbut, Homeless Needs Assessment and Action Plan for Placer County. “There needs to be an across-the-board ‘Change in thinking and Change in Doing’ and Placer Rescue Mission proposes just that.”
The Placer Rescue Mission is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. The 300-agency association is actively compelled in Jesus’ instructions to care for those in need and introduce them to the good news of His kingdom.
To make a donation to Placer Rescue Mission, please call the Placer Rescue Mission’s Board President Brooke Stephens of Merus Law at 916-742-7747. Placer Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – Federal Tax ID Number 47-5206214.
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