2023 Holiday Outreach: Citrus Heights Navigator and HART Programs
Unity Spiritual Community has selected the Citrus Heights Navigator program to be the recipient of our winter outreach project.
Our community also supported HART as the recipient of our2021 and 2022 Lenten Outreach projects.
The Navigator program is part of the City of Citrus Heights, the Citrus Heights Police Department and Sacramento Self Help Housing. The Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART) supports the Navigator with funding and resources. The Navigators’ job is to locate each individual member of our community who is currently experiencing homelessness. Once contact is made, an initial intake is completed to assess the client and see which services the client needs and how they can be assisted in getting off the street. Find their website at https://citrusheightshart.org.
Summer 2023 Outreach: Days for Girls
Days for Girls creates and distributes washable, reusable, sanitary products for girls who would otherwise miss school several days each month. They also provide education on anatomy and reproduction for the girls, and share that same information with the boys in a program called Men Who Know.
The local team in Rocklin has delivered 7,000 kits of supplies to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, United Farmworkers, My Sister’s House and homeless women in Los Angeles.
USC has selected this organization to be the recipient of our quarterly outreach through the end of September. You can donate money on our website. We will also participate in monthly sewing and assembly sessions to create the products for the girls. These are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 AM to Noon at the Mormon Church in Rocklin. We will provide information to attend on August 8 and September 12.
Karen Wilkes, the local team leader, will give a presentation after our Sunday service on July 30. With photos and videos, she shares her time in Africa and explains how the Days for Girls project was founded. Please plan to stay and attend.
Donate to Unity Spiritual Community's summer outreach for Days for Girls here:
In 2021 and 2022 Unity Spiritual Community participated in the Citrus Heights Operation Holiday Cheer program, a partnership between the City of Citrus Heights, the Citrus Heights Police Department, local service clubs, businesses, community members, and local schools. This program is specifically designed to help families in our Citrus Heights Community who have experienced hardship over the last year. With the gift cards purchased with the donations from our community, Citrus Heights Police officers take eligible local children to Target to select their holiday gifts.
Find more information and details at the Citrus Heights Police Department website.