Founded by Loren and Rachelle Ditmore, City of Refuge Sacramento supports people as they transform their lives, ultimately helping their communities thrive. This nonprofit is helping to “Return Dignity, Restore Lives, and Rebuild Community” in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood.
For students without family precedent, individual guidance and financial means, college can seem unattainable. Complex college applications and financial assistance paperwork complicate things further. Future Foundation of Sacramento identifies students who, despite these obstacles, show motivation and the ability to excel, and provides an array of resources to overcome the challenges.
The Foundation for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California honored Kevin Nagle, chairman and CEO of Sacramento Republic Football Club, as its Humanitarian of the Year at its annual fundraiser May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
The Greater Sacramento Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its 2019 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala on June 8 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This annual black-tie event included the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year winners and the Boy & Girl of the Year honorees.
Shriners Hospital “Garden Tour of Love” was held on June 9 and the Fair Oaks home of Jerry and Sharon Haleva. The event raised donations and awareness for the Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California. The event hosted more than 100 guests and featured a tour of the Haleva’s unique gardens, as well as live music and ceremonial dove release.
When Clint Allison’s father had a stroke in 2010, he stepped in to provide the round-the-clock care his father, Bob, required. But not long into his father’s recovery, Allison realized he couldn’t do it alone, even with the help of his wife and children.
For victims of domestic violence, planning to escape an abusive situation can be made much more difficult if there is a pet involved.
The Urban Wood Rescue project has allowed the foundation to repurpose landfill-bound wood — and in doing so, to eliminate carbon emissions, as well.
“There’s no place like home” is a familiar phrase, evoking images of a warm hearth and family. For most of us, home is a place of refuge, where we feel safe and can rest and recharge from a long day. It’s something I’ve thought on extensively while producing this month’s issue on housing.
For Jasmine Pena, having a sister with Down syndrome was not something she felt she could talk about with just anyone.