SHOC office closed Monday, September 6.

Office is now open Mondays and Thursdays from 11AM  to 12PM. Office is used only for distributors of Homeward to pick up their papers.

Weekly SHOC meetings at the Delany Center have been canceled for now. We are meeting online with Zoom on Tuesdays at 10 am (email us for meeting access).

We will continue holding our weekly Tuesday 10 AM SHOC meetings on Zoom, a conference call app. Please email so we can email you log-in information. 

For more information email

Distributors should email


(SHOC and Community Meetings and Events)



Writing Workshops are on break for a bit. Jackie is restructuring the curriculum, and it should be exciting! Stay tuned!


Journalism Writing Workshop canceled for tonight due to the holiday. We will resume the workshop the first Thursday of December at 6 PM. Please email for invitation and log-in information.

Journalism Writing Workshop rescheduled for 6pm tonight. See flyer below for access information

Writing Workshops have been rescheduled for every first and third Thursdays at 5PM.

WE MUST ACT NOW! Our unhoused brothers and sisters are in danger due to City/County delay & neglect! Please join the Justice Car Caravan or help us get through to City Council and Board of Supervisors by calling, emailing, or using social media on Justice Day.
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I support the Sacramento Services Not Sweeps call for justice for our unhoused neighbors.  Our unhoused neighbors need you to make shelter available today for them during this pandemic. While we continue to wait for the hotels/motels and other housing that has been advertised for over a month, we must ensure they have adequate access to restrooms and hand washing stations and clear messaging to the homeless encampments.   I am doing my part to shelter in place, but many unhoused cannot do so. Housing is healthcare and must be provided immediately.

Twitter hashtag #ServNotSweeps

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Contact information for Sacramento City Council and Board of Supervisors: Contact information for Justice Day


Charitable event will support a very important cause and bring together some fabulous authors for a special night of readings. The Poetry Center is at the 24th & R Art Complex in Midtown Sacramento. Hosted by Frank Dixon Graham and Leonard Germinara!

Poor People’s Moral Action Congress Report Back

Tuesday July 30, 2019 – 6 to 8:30 PM

Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative (Black Parallel School Board Office) 4625 44th Street, Room 5, Sacramento

The Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign will host a Report Back Session with highlights of the three-day Poor People’s Moral Action Congress which included workshops, plenary sessions, a hearing before the House Budget Committee. The ten presidential candidates attended: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bennet; former HUD Secretary Julián Castro; Rep. Eric Swalwell; Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.

The Report Back Session will feature presentations by members of the Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign’s Delegation – sharing their beautiful photos, their amazing short stories and informational documents/materials.






Homelessness Best Practices, environmental, camping skills









10:00 ZINE & ART

Healing the Community – police violence, homelessness, mental health and de-escalation:


Know Your Rights


2nd Stop: Sacramento, April 4th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

11 AM-1 PM Townhall Meeting
Community Space, 400 16th St., Sacramento

(If it isn’t raining) 1-2 PM March and Rally
Loaves and Fishes at 12th and North C St. (Cul de Sac)

For more info contact: Kevin Carter, or Faye Wilson Kennedy,

Other Stops on the Bus Tour: 1st Stop: Chico, April 3rd 3:00 – 7:00 pm, 3rd Stop: Oakland, April 6th 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 4th Stop: Fresno, April 8th 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5th Stop: Pacoima, April 9th 6:00 – 9:00 pm, 6th Stop: Pomona, April 10th 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 7th Stop: Orange County, April 11th 10:30 – 4:00 pm, 8th Stop: North San Diego County, April 13th & 14th, 9th Stop: Home! Dates & Times: Uncertain

Witnessing and Listening to the People

April 3rd – April 13th, California Poor People’s Campaign will travel across our state to highlight the REAL EMERGENCY!

“We have real socio-political and moral emergencies–they are the ongoing realities of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation the war economy/militarism and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism,” said the Rev. Barber. “These are not are not left or right, but moral issues that must be addressed. Democrats haven’t done enough to make things better and Republicans do too much to make things worse.”

In a country with 140 million poor and low income residents, we declare a STATE OF EMERGENCY! We will shine a light on the TRUTH of the level of poverty this nation promotes, encourages, enforces and then criminalizes. We will be holding Public Hearings and site visits at 8 locations across California from April 3rd to April 13th. On the 8th, we are asking all locations to join us in Fresno for the Statewide Public Hearing.


Big Day of Giving is May 3rd this year. All day event to donate to many Sacramento non-profits. We hope you will keep Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee in mind!

Past Events……


Join together in solidarity as we focus on raising awareness of hunger and poverty in Sacramento County and grassroots efforts to support solutions that center on people helping people. Beneficiaries of this event are Oak Park Sol, Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee, and Angels of the Fields. Slow Food Sacramento is a partner in this event.
Saturday, September 9th 2017 5:00-8:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church (1701 L Street)

Keynote speaker: Sister Libby Fernandez (Founder/director of Mercy Pedalers, former Executive Director at Loaves and Fishes). MC: Dana Howard. Family style meal prepared by Chef Aimal Formoli of Formoli’s Bistro

For more information, please visit our website:

Big Day of Giving online fundraising event May 4, 2017, all day until midnight. SHOC is in the game! Please donate! #BDOG2017 


A local Sacramento coalition is bringing you 144 hours of action during Martin Luther King, Jr. week, kicking off with the 6#ReclaimMLK march and ending with the #J20Sacramento General Strike and Their participation in ChangeFest. It will be an exciting week full of education, organizing, and building the community Sacramento needs. This event is the first of its kind, and will definitely not be the last. They look forward to your participation.

Here are the details and links to the Facebook events:

MON. Jan. 16th – 9:30 a.m. – Reclaim MLK: This Was Not the Dream!
Safeway, 1025 Alhambra Blvd.untitled-1
Let us join together to commemorate the radical sentiment of Martin Luther King Jr. The MLK Jr that no one speaks of. The MLK Jr that doesn’t accommodate the legitimacy of white supremacy, but instead the MLK Jr that tells us that “A Riot is the Language of the Unheard,” that “I’m Black and I’m Beautiful.” Let us all come together and march to eliminate racism & white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, heteronormativity, homelessness, poverty, fascism… Let us all come together and march for love, unity, and to build the power of the people. Let us continue to build people power in Sacramento through reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr Day. Not with an event tainted with capitalism or sponsored by the very law enforcement entities that are killing us in the street.. but with the people!

MON. Jan. 16th – 6 p.m. – Know Your Rights Training
North Sac: Highlands Community Charter School
South Sac: Sac City College (Temp Bldg 7)2
We live in a time where police are trained for an average of 19 weeks and given permission to shoot first and ask questions later. In 2016, Sacramento police killed 12 unarmed individuals. Police brutality and the violation of our basic human rights is on the rise. It is becoming more and more apparent that 19 weeks of training is not teaching law enforcement the law or how to interact with the citizens they swore to protect and serve. We must teach ourselves, because we can begin to train police to our rights. It is us, who must stand up for ourselves because we are the ones who encounter them after they have been given a badge and gun. Join us for a FREE 2 Hour training on not just your rights, but how to keep yourself safe when dealing with law enforcement.

TUES. Jan. 17th – 10 a.m. → 2 p.m. – Organizing on All Los Rios Campuses
Sacramento City College, Cosumnes River College, and American River College
Join us, as a volunteer, that day to meet your community. We will be introducing our groups to students in an attempt to educate and activate young minds. We will be asking them to participate in our #J20 action and showing them how they can get more involved in their community.

WED. Jan. 18th – 4 p.m. – Break the System
Golden 1 Center3
We will be holding a press conference at the new arena to speak on the truth of what Sacramento county, city, and police officials have been doing to our city and our fellow residents. There will be short speeches by NoDAPL Sacramento and the Immigrant Community, along with the headlining organization, Black Lives Matter Sacramento. The arena is the cause of many of the issues we are seeing in Sacramento. Our officials have pushed for gentrification of our neighborhoods to support the arena, displacing people from their homes. They have also continued the criminalization of being unhomed rather than trying to help people out of homelessness. Too many city funds have gone into the arena’s construction while we have closed many schools this year. Parking times have been extended and and costs have gone up. There is much more to speak about, so join us to unveil the truth about Sacramento.

THUR. Jan. 19th – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Breaking Bread Potluck
PSL office, 2860 Florin Rd4
Join us for a potluck the day before the presidential inauguration of the racist, sexist and xenophobic Donald Trump. We invite you to bring your friends, your family, and your favorite dish, so that we can continue to build resistance against injustice. We will have information presented by the local groups who are organizing the 144 hours against Trump and will answer any questions about how you can get more involved.

FRI. Jan 20th – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – J20
State Capitol West Steps
We are meeting at 12pm and marching from various locations in Sacramento, converging on the Capitol at 2pm for a permitted event put on by DSA, ending at 6pm. The event will have speakers from multiple local organizations and local musicians/bands of various genres. The day will culminate in a march thru downtown Sacramento. The event will not only protest the inauguration of Donald Trump and the local issues of police brutality and gentrification, but will also build momentum towards further organizing and actions.

SAT. Jan 21st – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – ChangeFest5
State Capitol North Steps
Now more than ever, we need everyone pitching in to make our future a livable one. Come listen to great live music, learn from workshops, meet local organizations that need your help. We will march to the Western States Petroleum office to demand the end of climate change denial and the acceleration of the transition to the new clean energy economy.