Safe Ground Sacramento advocates for the decriminalization of homelessness and establishment of Safe Ground communities where those who are homeless may reside until they may obtain permanent housing.
Safe Ground was founded in December 2008 by homeless leaders of Sacramento's 2008-2009 Tent City encampment along the American River near downtown Sacramento. In the early years we formed organized tent communities made up of members who did not have access to housing and wanted to live together in safe communities. In 2010 we founded the Safe Ground Pilgrimage Program where faith partners opened their doors to over 100 homeless people for overnight stays. We have spent much effort towards planning and advocating for a Safe Ground community of small cabins.