Social Justice Policy
Responding to Jesus’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves, Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ is passionately committed to working for social justice through preaching, prayer, education, direct service to our community, and public policy advocacy.
The Pioneer Church is committed to the following social justice issues:
- LGBTQ freedom and equality.
- Homelessness and affordable housing.
- Disability rights.
- Racial justice.
Seeking to speak truth to power, the church’s advocacy is generally directed at the decision-makers in our community, such as elected representatives and voters, but may also coordinate with UCC bodies, the California Council of Churches, and other state, national, and international social justice organizations.
- Winter Sanctuaries in Sacramento -
This winter is so cold, and we will have a lot of rain! Here is the information about Winter Sanctuaries for homeless people. Click here to go to the 211 Sacramento web site.
- Where can I find help?
Sacramento Steps Forward manages the Sacramento City and County Homelessness Continuum of Care. They work to coordinate, develop, and implement policies that address homelessness, with a focus on solutions that will improve system efficiency and reduce the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento region.
You can go to the "Find Help" page from this link.
The homeless need not only affordable housing and food insecurity but also appropriate mental health care. If homeless people want to take a mental health service from the county, they must contact the Guest House.
- Guest House -
1400 North A Street, Bldg A, Sacramento, CA 95814
Open Monday through Friday
This agency provides full-range professional outpatient services, including psychiatric medication evaluation and treatment, mental health nursing, service coordination, and linkage/referrals for housing and ongoing services. Saturday clinic hours are available.
- Sacramento County Mental Health Respite Services -
These mental health support places for homeless people will not give them medication but make a bridge to access the appropriate mental health care from our community.
We are continuing to look into the ways, opportunities, and services our church can provide to help the homeless and food insecure. If you are interested in helping us help others, please contact a member of the Church's Council, speak with the Pastor, or call the church office today.