Helpful Outside Resources For People living with HIV/AIDS
Placer County (and more) Resource Guide
Project Go Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance
Assists homeowners and renters in residential homes with past due electric bills. Also includes an “energy audit” which may result in home improvements such as insulating doors and windows, installing ceiling fans, and replacing old appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, etc) with newer energy-efficient models. To Qualify: Call Project Go (1888) 524-5705 and leave a message.
Electric Rate Assistance Program
Provides a 15% discount on electric rates to households meeting financial eligibility guidelines. To Qualify: Total Household income for 1 person must less than or equal to 20,050, for 2 people 22,900, for 3 people 25,800, etc. To apply, call (916) 774-5270.
PG&E: PG&E offers two energy assistance programs, plus the reach program California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE)
The CARE program provides low-income consumers in California a 20% discount on their gas and electricity bills, and CARE participants are exempt from recent electric rate increases. To Qualify: An annual income of less than $22,000 for a household of 1 or 2 persons, 25,900 for 3 persons, and 5,200 for each additional household member. To apply, call toll-free at 1-866-PGE-CARE.
Provides a rate reduction on up to 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity and/or 25 therms of gas per month. To Qualify: A licensed medical doctor must certify that a full-time resident of your home has a medical condition that requires special heating or cooling equipment/conditions to sustain the patient's life. To apply, call (1800) 743-5000
The REACH Program Through the Salvation Army
A one-time energy assistance program (for PG&E) to help low-income customers, particularly the elderly, disabled, sick, working poor, and unemployed, pay for their energy needs. Assistance is available once yearly, but exceptions are made for seniors, the physically challenged, and the terminally ill. To Qualify: Applicants' income must not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (i.e., monthly income after taxes should not exceed $1,451 for a family of two, $1,829 for a family of three, and $2,206 for a family of four). To apply call or visit your local Salvation Army Office: Auburn (530) 889-3990, Roseville (916) 784-3233, Colfax (530) 346-2722.
Provides a reduced rate for local unlimited service, currently 5.34 monthly. To Qualify: The family must meet the following income guidelines—1-2 persons: $18,800, 3 persons; 22,200, 4 persons; 26,700, and for each additional family member, add 4,500. To apply, call (1800) 310-2355.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly called Section 8)
Provides rental subsidies to low and very low-income households throughout Placer County, except in the City of Roseville. Check local newspapers or call the Housing Choice Voucher Program message machine
(530) 889-4000 for new application dates.
Provides emergency rental/housing assistance to low income families. For contact information see above “REACH” listing.
The Salt Mine
Provides emergency rental/housing assistance to low income families (when funds are available).
Call (916) 645-3778.
St. Vincent de Paul
Roseville Housing Assistance
First Time Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program
Designed to promote homeownership for low-income, first-time buyers (no homeownership in the last three years, except mobile home not fixed to a permanent foundation), displaced homemakers, and single parents.
City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program
Provides low-income homeowners up to $40,000, through a combination of low-interest loans and grants, to make health and safety repairs to their homes.
Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
Provides approximately 70% of rental costs for low-income families. Also includes the Homeless Program for homeless families actively participating in the Home Start Program (transitional housing) and the Family Self Sufficiency Program which provides assistance to households who are working to become free of any type of public assistance (includes a five-year contract).
|Auburn||West of Auburn||East of Auburn|
|New Faith Community Church|
11546 D Ave Auburn, CA 95603
Every 4th Sat. 8-10 AM
|Community Resources Council|
133 Church St. Roseville, CA 95678
|Sierra Reach Ministries|
18015 Applegate Rd., Applegate
Food & clothing
|Interfaith Food Closet|
12972 Earhart Ave suite 301 Auburn, CA 95602
last Sat of month
Food (every 30 days)
102 Lincoln St. Roseville, CA 95678
233 S. Auburn St. #110
(downstairs across fr Little Red Hen Restaurant)
Colfax, CA 95713
|Salvation Army Family Services Center|
286 Sutter Street (off Fulweiler via Sterling) Auburn, CA 95603
Th senior day Food (every 60 days),utility bills, temporary shelter, counseling, referral services
|St Vicente De Paul Society|
139 Riverside Drive Roseville, CA 95678
Food closet, hot lunch, clothing, showers, variety of services, referrals, thrift shop
|Colfax Adventist Community Services|
454 Schultz (off Tokayana Way) Colfax, CA 95713
|7th Day Adventist|
Community Svcs. Bldg
1225 Rock Creek Rd.(East of Bell on Hwy 49) Auburn, CA 95602
Food (every 30 days), clothing, housewares, furniture, etc.
|Horizon Community Church|
321 Lincoln, Roseville
last Mon of month
|Foresthill Community Services|
24340 Main St.
P.O. Box 108
|Loomis Basin Food Closet|
(serving Newcastle, Loomis, Penryn, & Rocklin)
contact Cora Cockrum
|Food Closet at Sierra First Baptist Church|
339900 Alta Bonnynook, Alta
|The Salt Mine|
590 G Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
Food, clothing, nutrition education
(operated by Foresthill Christian Ministerial Alliance)
corner of Main & California St. (behind Dr. Woodson's Dental Office)
|Foothill Food Closet|
6414 Brace Rd
Loomis, CA 95650
contact Etta Gross
“Virtually free wilderness adventures for people challenging HIV and AIDS,” consisting of a “physically and emotionally safe weekend of rafting, sea kayaking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, or backpacking.” Trips cost $15 and include transportation, food, lodging, equipment, and beginning-level instruction. There are trips available every weekend in 2002. Visit http://www.hwaters.org/ or call (415) 621-7529 for more information.
Communality Access Center
Based out of CSUS, counseling services are provided by advanced graduate students in the Department of Counselor Education. Costs are $65 for one semester (14 sessions). Call (916) 278-6252.
Placer County Access
Heart to Heart
For gay and bisexual men who are living with HIV and AIDS. Meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at CARES. Facilitated by Sean Benedict, MA, MFC. For info call (916) 447-7063 ext. 336
Sunburst Projects Women's Group
Placer County Women’s Group
Support for HIV-positive women living in Placer County and surrounding areas. Un-facilitated. Call SFAF for times and locations