For more than 45 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. It is a place where people are treated with dignity as they arrive seeking help for some of the most basic needs.

We strive to provide the resources, support, and inspiration to help individuals and families transform their lives from living in crisis to having long-term stability. Francis House Center is the front door to Next Move’s programs, services, and housing solutions for individuals and families seeking help and support in ending their homelessness.

Direct Services:

Bus Passes: Each client can receive (1) daily bus pass during a seven day period with validated proof of appointment.

Clothing Donation Center: Clients can select garments or items six times during a six month period.

Breakfast: Every Tuesday hot breakfast is provided at 10am.

Veteran’s Services: A VA representative is available every Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am (no appointment needed).

Resource Coaching: Clients can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a resource coach, to set goals and identify detailed resources for receiving assistance and planning their next life steps.

Diversion Program: Assistance for low-income families with utilities, first month’s rent, eviction avoidance (please ask a resource specialist at Francis House to determine eligibility).

California Identification: The full cost for a California identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles is $35. Clients can receive a DMV Identification voucher for $8 during our regular lobby hours.

To quality, applicants must currently receive public benefits and provide one of the following: Cal-Fresh/EBT card, Medi-Cal card, Cal-Works card, Notice of Action of Benefits, D.H.A. printout, SSI award/benefit letter, or release paperwork from a county or state correctional facility.

Hygiene Kits: Clients can receive a kit with basic necessities, including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, lotion, razors, and feminine hygiene items twice each month (as available).

Notary Services: Legal document certification (by appointment only on Thursdays).

Diversion Support:

If you are a family at risk of losing your housing, call (916) 443-2646 to complete an assessment over the phone, or visit us in person at 1422 C St. 

Contact Us


1422 C Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 443-2646


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Want to Donate?

We accept new and gently used items for our donation center.

Items frequently needed are:

Underwear, Snacks, Coffee, 8oz Cups

Please feel free to drop off donations at Francis House Center during our hours of operation.