Resilience. Connection. Transformation.
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS) has been providing behavioral health and supportive housing services for people with mental health challenges for 40 years in Sacramento County. As a client-driven organization, we are dedicated to the independence and empowerment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders including those experiencing homelessness. Our services include intensive case management, supportive housing, life skills education, psychiatric services, therapy, co-occurring substance use treatment, residential support services, opportunities for social connectedness and meaningful activities, and crisis intervention, which we provide to more than 8,000 people in our community each year. Many of our clients are homeless when they begin their Hope Cooperative journey and are now successfully living in a “forever” home. Our 250 dedicated and compassionate staff members are committed to culturally sensitive services that support clients on their path to self-sufficiency.
Hope Cooperative was humbled to receive the 2020 JVance Stewart Community Service Award from the Downtown Partnership and in 2019 was selected as Bank of America’s “Neighborhood Builder”. In 2015 Hope Cooperative was recognized as the 2015 Sacramento Housing Alliance Social Justice award winner.
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is a private, non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation agency located in Sacramento, California. Founded in 1981, Hope Cooperative began its journey when three determined community members joined together to pursue one common goal: to provide housing, living skills training, community support, entitlement advocacy, and outreach for people struggling with mental health challenges. They brought the first HUD grant to the region nearly four decades ago, and since that time, Hope Cooperative has grown to become a leader in providing new and innovative housing and supportive services to Sacramento’s mental health community. Today, we have 250 dedicated employees who work to build stronger communities by offering support, treatment, and opportunities to individuals, the majority of whom are affected by mental and emotional illnesses.
Hope Cooperative owns or operates seven different residential facilities and support clients in scattered-site housing throughout Sacramento County. We’ve created a range of exemplary housing options in this county, providing permanent supportive housing to more than 300 individuals and families, and we’re working hard to create additional affordable housing throughout the greater Sacramento area. We creatively use diverse funding sources to maximize the number of housing options available in the community, and our case managers work closely with each client to offer encouragement, support, and specific skills to break the cycle of homelessness and engage the client with community supports to keep them off the streets for good.
We provide a full array of mental health services as well as permanent supportive housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Our supportive services, such as case management, entitlement advocacy, and life skills development are tailored individually to the needs of the clients we serve. Our clients are educated on how to lead responsible, productive, and self-directed lives by focusing on their strengths. At Hope Cooperative, we believe that individuals with psychiatric disabilities can and do recover through our effective and culturally sensitive services. We also provide innovative crisis intervention services such as our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Respite Center, offering a non-medical alternative to emergency room care for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
We rely on generosity from corporations, foundations and individuals in the community to help us provide support services for over 6,000 clients annually. The work we do is challenging, but incredibly rewarding. We believe that change is not only possible for our clients, but at times, miraculous. Hope Cooperative strives to create hope for our clients and community, so after recovery they can actively contribute to society.
All donations are graciously accepted and go directly towards funding our client-support programs.
To transform the lives of those living with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and homelessness by supporting their independence, promoting their housing stability, and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.
Integrity and Ethics
We lead with honesty and equity in all that we do.
We take innovative approaches to solving the homeless crisis in our community by offering a wide range of housing-first options for people experiencing homelessness to find stable housing, and combine that with the most innovative and up-to-date methods for mental health recovery to ensure housing stability for the long-term.
We have respect for our valued clients, community partners, and our incredible staff who change lives every day.
Volunteering at Hope Cooperative provides you with an opportunity to meet new friends while giving back to the community. Every year people of all ages and walks of life contribute their time and talent to making a difference in the lives of our clients.
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