News & Events

  • Next Move Celebrates a New Playground at the Family Shelter

    Next Move is bringing play to the children of Sacramento with a new playground at our Family Shelter completed on Friday, June 17! This playground will bring play to more than 1,700 kids giving them the play-filled childhood they deserve. By building this playspace together, we are making Sacramento a more playable city. We were […] Read More


Goodwill Color Logo

Moving homeless families and individuals to high levels of self-reliance.

Email Newsletter Signup

Click here for the latest Next Move newsletter


Next Move operates The Family Shelter, 30-day shelter that serves families with children and single women. It’s one of only two shelters in Sacramento County that accepts two-parent families, single fathers, and sons over the age of 14. And it’s the only shelter with private rooms for families.

Read More…


Next Move, formerly Sacramento Emergency Housing Center, started in 1972 housing just seven homeless families. We now serve an average of 500 people each day. Our mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance.

Learn More About Next Move

Next Move on Facebook

Those without shelter can really suffer when the temperature is 100+ degrees. Check out the Sacramento 2-1-1 website to find out where the Cooling Stations are located to beat the heat. ... See MoreSee Less

Please share! Cooling Centers this week are posted on the 2-1-1 Sacramento website: Sacramento Office of Emergency Services City of Sacramento, Government Sacramento County

View on Facebook

THIS SATURDAY! Here's a great chance to learn more about volunteering at Francis House Center, a program of Next Move. It's possible to both lose yourself and find yourself by serving others. ... See MoreSee Less

VOLUNTEER / INTERN ORIENTATION - ALL WELCOME! Saturday, June 25 ~ 11am - 1pm At Francis House Center 1422 C Street (at 15th and C Street). If you are an existing volunteer or are interested in getting...

View on Facebook

News from the Blog