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Sacramento County approves second 'Safe Stay Community' for homeless

Stay Safe communities are temporary housing sites with low barriers to entry and are open to people experiencing homelessness.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — A second ‘Safe Stay Community’ is expected to open at 7001 East Parkway in early 2023 after the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved it Tuesday.

Stay Safe communities are temporary housing sites with low barriers to entry and are open to people experiencing homelessness.

According to a release on the county’s website, the new site will house up to 45 Pallet sleeping cabins and will shelter up to 56 people.

Like the first location on Florin Road near Power Inn, the second site will have 24/7 security, food services, case management services, on-site power, and sanitation.

In addition to temporary housing and amenities, residents will be provided with services including mental health, help obtaining state-funded benefits and connections for long-term shelter.

“I am thrilled to have a second location approved and ready to build in District 2,” wrote District 2 Supervisor Patrick Kennedy. “The need in our area is great. These new Safe Stay Communities will go a long way to help those in South Sacramento experiencing homelessness with stable shelter, drug and alcohol services, mental health services, job training, and a connection to other vital services that will lead to a healthy lifestyle and self-sufficiency while providing relief to the businesses and residents in the community that have experienced the impacts of homelessness.”

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