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Program: STEP House - Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Agency: Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Resource Number: 64206765
Alternate name: Short Term Emergency Placement Program

Provides 24-hour shelter in the community with an average 90-day stay that includes meals, clothing, and transportation assistance for youth ages 18-24.

Youths will receive assistance from case managers and advocates to obtain identification documents, access medical and mental health services, and navigate the next step in their transition to more permanent housing.

Program Phones:
Coordinated Access System Phone Line
916-442-0185 ext 107

Website: saccenter.org/housing
Email: youth@saccenter.org

Location information
Sites offering this program
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Description: Not applicable.
Disabilities Access: Not applicable.
Mailing Address: 1015 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Service Area:

Program Delivery
Eligibility: To be placed into the shelter, individuals must:
• Be 18 to 24 years old
• Be LGBTQ or LGBTQ-affirming/ally
• Be literally homeless
Have no children, but pregnant individuals are allowed
• Be able to independently care for one’s activities of daily living, including feeding oneself, maintaining hygiene, and taking medication on their own.
• Have been a victim of crime
• Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination at intake. If missing a booster, must be willing to get a booster after shelter intake.

Pets and service/emotional support animals are allowed (documentation is required).
Languages: American Sign Language Interpreter available on request, Spanish, English
Application Process: Entry into the STEP House shelter is accessible via the Coordinated Access System (CAS). Those who are literally homeless can call 211 Sacramento to complete a shelter survey, which is entered into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). When bed availability opens, 211 will facilitate placement into the shelter based on the eligibility requirements of the shelter site.

In addition, an Online Housing Inquiry form may be completed at the agency website. A Shelter Coordinator will contact the client and determine whether eligibility requirements are met and share that information with 211.

Housing Inquiry forms can also be submitted in person at the Q-Spot.
Payment methods:
Program Fees: No fee.
Documents Required: Proof of full vaccination is required at intake.
Capacity: 20 beds with 4 individuals per room, bunk beds
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA-Sacramento County


Agency Background

Programs at Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Community Groups - Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Community Resource Navigation Center - Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Economic Justice Program - Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Respite Drop In Center - Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Youth Drop In Center - Q-Spot - Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Legal Status: Nonprofit - Incorporated
Employer Identification Number: 94-2502229
Funding: Donations; fundraising; grants.
Incorporated: 1978

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