Family Shelter


Our 85-bed family shelter campus provides emergency shelter with intensive supportive services to homeless families with dependent children, including single fathers and males over the age of 14.

While at the shelter, we provide the necessary services and support to help families reintegrate into stable housing and employment through life skills coaching, access to on-site child development resources and activities, transportation and laundry services, and assistance with clothing, shoes, and housewares.

Our goal is to transition clients to permanent housing within 30 days; however, we recognize that the complex nature of homelessness may require additional time to make sure that families are able to maintain their housing for the long term.

Next Move’s housing programs are part of a county-wide coordinated system designed to match families with the programs and services most suited to their needs. Families seeking shelter access must register with the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance, either in-person or online, to access shelter, services, and resources provided by Next Move and other family shelter providers in Sacramento County.

To register online, visit:

For on-site computer services and in-person assistance, visit one of the four Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance locations listed below, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm:

  • Central: 
    • 2700 Fulton Avenue Sacramento, CA 95821
  • North:  
    • 5747 Watt Avenue North Highlands, CA 95660
    • 3960 Research Drive Sacramento, CA 95838
  • East:
    • 10013 Folsom Blvd Rancho Cordova, CA 95827
  • South:
    • 2450 Florin Road Sacramento, CA 95822
    • 210 North Lincoln Way Galt, CA 95632


Supporting Families

Next Move families receive vital support, including case management, access to housing, employment opportunities, and specialized children’s services. With these tools, families are better prepared to obtain resources, take advantage of employment training and placement opportunities, and develop a plan to secure housing and sustain positive lifestyle habits and behaviors.

Specialized Child-Centered Services

A majority of clients served at the Family Shelter Campus are children experiencing social, emotional, physical and mental hardship as a result of their homelessness, which can be traumatic and impact their healthy development. To that end, Next Move has taken great care to implement child/youth-centered programs based in youth development principles and prevention strategies to encourage healthy development and begin the recovery process. Children also receive tailored case management services, academic support and time for play.

At the heart of our mission, you will find people who serve others in a pursuit of not only building a bridge toward greater self-reliance, but forging a road of hope beyond shelter –a road that leads clients out of homelessness and into a community that responds to the needs of others with empathy and compassion.

To see if you qualify, please call: 916.455.2160