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We are dedicated to providing permanent supportive housing to those in a desperate need of shelter and stability. Permanent supportive housing provides housing for those experiencing the crippling effects of homelessness. Our housing and program services not only provide shelter and security to families and individuals, but also includes services focused on developmental programs to help ensure a growing sense of stability and hope in their lives.
We are dedicated to transforming and rebuilding lives.
About Quinn Cottages
Cottage Housing, Inc. partners with Mercy Housing California to operate Quinn Cottages. The development is comprised of 60 one bedroom cottages. The residential facility primarily serves single men or women, or a couple or parent with a child at these cottages. Quinn Cottages, the first of two developments which is operated by Cottages Housing, Inc., opened in 1997. It was built by Mercy Housing which functions as the property manager while Cottage Housing provides the support programs made available to our residents. Project applicants are encouraged to voluntarily commit to sobriety (if in recovery), to work closely with our staff on designing and adhering to their own personal developmental plan, and to volunteer in both the Quinn Cottages and the outside communities.
Must be chronically homeless; Homeless for 1yr or longer coming from the streets, shelter or place not meant for habitation OR 4 or more episodes of homelessness in a single year
Must have a documented disability; mental health, substance abuse, HIV or AIDS
How to apply to Quinn Cottages:
Contact Intake Coordinatior Kimberly Niles at 916-492-9065 x 2386
Quinn Cottages is located at 1500 North A Street, Sacramento, CA.
Bishop Francis Quinn
During Bishop Quinn's twelve-year tenure as its spiritual leader, the Sacramento Diocese added seven new parishes, several missions, two elementary schools and one high school. He also oversaw a 10-year pastoral plan for the Diocese as well as a spiritual renewal program, reorganized the deanery structure, initiated a diocesan pastoral council and helped the Diocese celebrate its hundredth anniversary.
Bishop Quinn is well known and highly regarded as an activist for change, particularly in the areas of social justice and human rights, especially for the poor and impoverished.
Bishop Quinn wrote "...to be over the hill means that we've reached the summit", and cited numerous examples: George Burns, Golda Meir, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Schweitzer, Winston Churchill and Casey Stengle... all of whom remained productive well beyond "retirement" age. Similarly, after retiring from the Diocese in 1993, Bishop Quinn worked for nearly fifteen years in ministry to Native American people in southern Arizona.
About Serna Village
Just like at Quinn Cottages, Cottage Housing, Inc. partners with Mercy Housing California to operate Serna Village. The development site consists of 83 one to four bedroom apartments with a centrally located community center and kitchen as well as a youth program known as Skylab Youth Productions. Serna Village is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless families with disabilities. The facility was opened at McClellan Park/North Highlands in 2002 to provide supportive housing accommodations to 40 homeless families. The program doubled in residential capacity in 2006 and now serves 83 families.Serna Village is a clean and sober community centered upon strength-based, peer support, participant-driven intervention strategy. Cottage Housing's intervention methodology has been recognized as a model for the "Resiliency Approach," an intervention strategy that treats project residents as participants rather than recipients.
About Skylab Youth Productions
Skylab is our on-site youth development program. We have extraordinary staff who work side by side with the children to help them recover from the traumas of homelessness. Skylab offers a variety of different groups, programs, activities and mentoring to help the children learn how to become respectful, responsible and productive members of society.
Eligibility Requirements to become a participant at Serna Village:
You must be homeless and be referred from an outside agency who can verify your homelessness.
You must have a documented disability; mental health, physical disability, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS.
Must be clean and sober, have an income and be willing to participate in program services; personal growth, community participation, community service
How to apply to Serna Village:
The first step is to attend orientation, which is always the1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 1:30pm, check in time is 1:15pm.
This is where you will learn about the program, it's requirements, next steps and get answers to any questions you may have.
Serna Village is located at 5836 Dudley Blvd., McClellan, CA 95652
The life of Joe Serna Jr. exemplifies the achievements within the reach of us all. From his labor in the fields of the Central Valley and the hills of Guatemala, to his work at Sacramento State University and Sacramento City Hall, Mayor Serna showed a deep commitment to helping those who needed help the most. As the first Hispanic mayor of a major California city, Serna succeeded in improving schools, revitalizing downtown, improving public transportation, enhancing neighborhood facilities and keeping the Kings as Sacramento's NBA team. His public service as a leader in the Sacramento region is a testament to the power of possibilities.
"I was supposed to live and die as a farm worker, not as a mayor and a college professor. I have everything to be thankful for."