Right Hand Auburn is a group of local business, non-profits and faith-based organizations that have come together to address the need of the homeless in the Auburn community.
Beginning in Winter 2014, Right Hand Auburn, (RHA) devoted its energy to passionately advocating for an emergency homeless shelter to serve those in need in the Auburn area. The Auburn Shelter opened June 1, 2015 on a temporary 90 day agreement with Placer County and in November 2015 became a 24/7 center. In March 2016 the Auburn Shelter operational contract by Placer County was awarded to Volunteers of America
"?Right Hand Auburn's mission is to reach and uplift all people and end homelessness. While compassion for the poor is a strong motivator for us, we also recognize the need for finding positive ways to mitigate the impact that the unsheltered homeless have in our community. RHA fosters life restructure for the under served. Right Hand Auburn's goal is to get homeless people off the streets, fed, sheltered, back into permanent housing and employed."
- From the Right Hand Auburn Homeless Shelter website