Time & Date
Please join us in supporting the Children's Receiving Home and opposing the City's reckless plan to put a homeless shelter within feet of at-risk children.
The event will be held on Monday, July 25th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
What To Bring
Show Your Support
Please bring any protest signs you want... as long as they are about protecting the Children's Receiving Home.
Donations for the Children
Also, we will be collecting donations for the children. The Home is always in need of:
The rally be held in the parking lot across the street from Children's Receiving Home (Auburn Blvd, just east of Watt Ave). Click here for map directions.
Contact Congressman Ami Bera
The City is unable to fund the Homeless Shelter on their own. Instead, they are relying on a grant from the Federal Government. Ami Bera represents both the community and the children that will be adversely affected by the Homeless Shelter.
Please call Congressman Ami Bera's office at:
Identify yourself as a constituent that lives near the Children's Receiving Home and the proposed Homeless Shelter. Let them know that you do not support the funding of this project. Placing a homeless shelter within feet of traumatized, at-risk, children is unacceptable.
Sign the Petition
We have created a petition on Change.org. Please take a few moments to sign it and leave any comments you wish. We need the voice of the families of Arden & Carmichael to be heard!
In the News...
CBS 13 - Interview with Doug Ose
The following is a story by Sacramento CBS 13 covering the community backlash over the City's attempt to put a homeless shelter next to at-risk children. The story features an interview with, and analysis by, Doug Ose. He represented Arden and Carmichael in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005. Click here for the CBS webpage.
KFBK - John McGinness Interview
On Thursday, July 14th, John McGinness held a public forum on his KFBK radio show. Below are a few of the audio clips from the segment.
Children At Risk
Worst Possible Location
The City of Sacramento plans to put a 24-hour, 7 days a week, homeless shelter here, in suburban Arden & Carmichael. The Homeless Shelter will occupy the building vacated by the Space & Science Museum. The City is euphemistically calling the shelter a "respite center" or "cooling and warning center".
... and, it will be within feet of the Children's Receiving Home.
The Affected Area
The map, to the right, shows the proposed location of the Homeless Shelter. The red dot marks everything within 1/8 of a mile. This will be the City's "target" area of the Homeless Shelter.
The light red circle marks all the homes, businesses, and schools within 1 mile of the Homeless Shelter. This encompasses:
The remaining circles mark ranges of 1.5 miles (dark orange), 2 miles (light orange), and 2.5 miles (yellow).
How Can This Happen?
For decades, the people of Arden & Carmichael have fought over a peculiar piece of land - often called "The Peninsula" or "The Thorn". This land, while part of the City of Sacramento, doesn't contain any city residents.
Because County Voters do not vote in City elections, County residents have to endure the lack of city attention to the park, which currently, and throughout the history of the park, has fostered unlawful behavior that has spilled into the surrounding neighborhoods.
City decisions are made without fear of neighborhood repercussions.