In 1867, the city of Sacramento was growing fast—as was the population of children living on its riverbanks. Recognizing a common need, citizens came together to address the problem. Less than a year later, the Sacramento Children’s Home was funded and built on the corner of L and 18th Street. Initially, an orphanage, and later developed as a children’s farm association and home for the abandoned, the Sacramento Children’s Home has since been dedicated to supporting Sacramento’s most vulnerable children and families for nearly 150 years.
Today, the Sacramento Children’s Home is the most comprehensive child and family service organization in Sacramento County. Throughout its long history, it’s been at the forefront of trauma-informed care and developing new ways to improve the outcomes of children and families through community-based prevention and early intervention programs.
Last year, the organization served more than 6,200 children and 4,600 families through a comprehensive spectrum of residential, community-based, mental health and educational programs. Through eight programs at six sites in the county, the Sacramento Children’s Home offers prevention, early intervention and treatment programs to strengthen families and stop the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect. From educating parents of infants and toddlers to teaching independent living skills to young adults, the Sacramento Children’s Home helps address the widest range of needs of any child and family service organization in the county.
To celebrate its 150 year legacy as a strong regional asset, the Sacramento Children’s Home is holding three key events. We hope that you will join the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce in celebrating with the Sacramento Children’s Home and help ensure that SCH has another 150 year tradition of collaboration and care in protecting children, strengthening families and improving the outlook for future generations.
Open House | Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 4:30-6:30pm
The Sacramento Metro Chamber is partnering with the Sacramento Children’s Home on a Ribbon Cutting and Open House to celebrate SCH’s renovated facility and kick off the 150th anniversary. Guest speakers include: Congressman Bera, Senator Pan, Assemblymember McCarty, Supervisor Serna, Mayor-elect Steinberg and Councilmember Schenirer.
Sacramento Children’s Home | 2750 Sutterville Road
Ribbon cutting and program begins at 5:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served
Business Luncheon | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Sheraton Grand Hotel | 1230 J Street, Sacramento
SCH is hosting a luncheon to integrate business and community leaders into its long-standing commitment to the community. The luncheon will include a networking session, a look back at Sacramento over the past 150 years and a discussion about how social service and mental programs are essential for a healthy and vibrant economy.
Scott Moak, Public Address Announcer and Vice President of Community Impact & Executive Director, Sacramento Kings, will be the master of ceremonies. Guest speakers include Miles Cooley, a former SCH resident who is now a business and entertainment attorney.
150th Anniversary Gala | September 16, 2017
Memorial Auditorium | 1515 J St, Sacramento | 6 – 10pm
You won’t want to miss SCH’s 150th anniversary gala which will feature locally-sourced food and an exceptional selection of wine, beer and cocktails. Guests will enjoy music from the band Unsupervised and can purchase exciting auction items to benefit the children and families served by the Sacramento Children’s Home.