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Local Resources

We are happy to provide a listing of local resources for the Auburn, CA area. Just click on the organization name to be directed to the appropriate website.

Acres of Hope

P.O. Box 238, Auburn, CA 95604 | 530-878-8030

Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Acres of Hope’s unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers invest heavily in their lives by providing encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction. Acres of Hope accepts residents on a referral basis only. To obtain a referral packet, please contact us at (530) 878-8030 or click here!

Auburn Chamber of Commerce

1103 High Street, Suite 100, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-5616

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of over 600 businesses of all sizes. The Chamber supports, represents, promotes, and advocates for business before local government and regulatory agencies to protect their interests.

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

12972 Earhart Ave., #301, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-1921

The main purpose of the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet is to provide nutritious food to individuals and families who do not have sufficient resources to purchase it themselves. This group includes low income workers, seniors, disabled, unemployed, homeless, and people in transition. We utilize the USDA nutrition guideline to ensure the families receive the right types of foods.We are a ministry outreach for our faith-based congregations and volunteers.  We care about our community, the people we serve and our volunteers. We collaborate with other organizations that support our vision, mission, values, and strategy.  Private donations are our main source of funds. We are a non-profit public benefit corporation (501 (c) (3); and, therefore, all donations are tax deductible.  

Auburn Library – Placer County

350 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-886-4500

The Auburn Library offers a variety of reading areas including a quiet study room, 10 internet workstations with Microsoft Office, WiFi throughout the building, Early Literacy Station for ages 2 – 8, After School Edge Station for ages 6 – 12, two Self-Checkout machines, photocopier, twice monthly Friends of the Library Used Book Sales, and a popular community room that features monthly art displays, Friends of the Library Noon programs, and a variety of ongoing events. To find out more about Friends of the Library, visit their website at www.folauburn.org.

Auburn Recreation District (ARD)

123 Recreation Drive, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-8461 

ARD offers a variety of recreational and educational activities for all age groups. ARD’s beautiful parks have an abundance of popular facilities, including Sierra Pool, the Ashley Memorial Dog Park and dozens of acres of ball fields. These parks also play host to a number of events and activities including Party in the Park, the Auburn Community Festival, and Pioneer Days. ARD is the premier Auburn area location when planning a birthday party, a family gathering or even a company picnic.

Auburn Senior Center

550 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-823-8172

The mission of the Auburn Senior Center is to honor the dignity of seniors by enriching their quality of life while supporting their independence and vitality. We promote their participation in all aspects of community life by providing opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, information, health and fitness. Seniors participating in physical activities gain strength and endurance while meeting new friends and enjoying the company of those who share common interests. Taking part in social activities adds quality of life, years to one’s lifespan, increases self-confidence and self-esteem while improving physical and mental health. The Senior Center is a focal point where older persons can gather pertinent information as well as encourage their involvement in and with the community.  

Auburn State Recreation Area

501 El Dorado Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-4527

The park (which is 20 miles long on two forks of the American River) is situated south of Interstate 80, stretching from Auburn to Colfax. The main access is from Auburn, either on Highway 49 or the Auburn-Foresthill Road. In the heart of the gold country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) covers 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 900,000 visitors a year. Major recreational uses include hiking, river access, boating, fishing, camping, mountain biking, gold panning, limited hunting, equestrian/horseback riding trails and off-highway motorcycle riding. Whitewater recreation is also very popular on both forks of the river, with Class II, III, IV, and V runs. 

Auburn Union School District (AUSD)

255 Epperle Ln, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-7242

Auburn Union School District serves the foothill community of Auburn, located 40 miles northeast of Sacramento on the western slope of the California High Sierra.  AUSD educates 2,100 students in preschool through eighth grade at four elementary schools (Alta Vista Community Charter, Auburn Elementary, Rock Creek and Skyridge), and one middle school (E.V. Cain STEM Charter).

Bowman Charter School

13777 Bowman Road, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-1974

Bowman Charter School is located in the Ackerman Charter School District and serves students in Transitional-Kindergarten through eighth grades with an enrollment of 550 students.  In 2007, the Ackerman School District was granted charter status. Consequently, families outside of the area boundaries have the opportunity to enroll their children as charter students. Our mission is to assist students to be academically successful, responsible, confident and creative by providing a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment.

Boys & Girls Club of Placer County

Mullin & McAdams Clubhouse | 679 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-889-2273

Boys & Girls Club of Placer County has been a cornerstone of the community since opening it doors in 1994. Serving hundreds of youth daily, we provide a safe, structured and positive environment for young people after school, during holidays and summer vacation. Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people who pass through our doors to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

City of Auburn

1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-823-4211

The City of Auburn is bordered by the beautiful American River Canyon and nestled in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and historic Highway 49, Auburn is the county seat of Placer County.  Contact the City of Auburn regarding the following services:  Auburn Municipal Airport, City Council, Fire Department, Police Department, Business Licenses, etc.

Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY)

P.O. Box 6028, Auburn, CA 95604 | 530-273-7956

The Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY) is a collaborative of community members and organizations focused on preventing youth substance use. We are Placer County parents, grandparents, youth, educators, health professionals, law enforcement and more working together toward a shared vision that young people in Auburn and Lincoln are free from substance use and have every opportunity to grow up healthy and with a positive vision for their future.

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR)

12183 Locksley Lane, Suites 101 – 104, Auburn, CA 95602 | 530-885-1961

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the communities we serve with a full spectrum of wellness-focused programs to reduce the social, health and economic impact on families and children from all types of substance abuse and behavioral health issues. CoRR has been saving and improving lives through substance abuse treatment and mental health services since 1974. Growing over the years to meet the needs of the community, CoRR now provides a full range of programs throughout Northern California communities in Placer and Nevada Counties. All of our programs have a primary focus on the family system.

DMV – Auburn Branch

11722 Enterprise Drive, Auburn, CA 95603 | 800-777-0133

The Auburn DMV Office offers the following services:  Registration, Titling, Plates, Driver’s License, Identification Cards, and Written Test.

Gold Country Fairgrounds

1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-823-4533

Our goal is to provide a facility for our communities to celebrate the agriculture, history and culture of our district. Whether you are interested in attending our fair or you are looking for a place to hold your next event, you’re here! The Gold Country Fair takes place the Thursday through Sunday after Labor Day in September every year in the beautiful Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA. The event is a 53 year old tradition, is 4 days long and is jam-packed full of family activities everyone can enjoy!

Gold Country Medical History Museum

219 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-906-9822

The Gold Country Medical History Museum is located on the site of the first hospital in Placer County, California in 1855. This stately Victorian has been painstakingly returned to its medical and dental roots, now housing thousands of rare artifacts dating from the mid-1800’s to the 1940-1950 era. The museum features settings depicting a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, an operating room, and a wardroom. Additional displays show the early hardships of medical care, present human-interest stories and pictures of Foothills doctors and medical facilities over the period, and acknowledge associated health skills such as nursing, dentistry, and ethnic treatments. The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. It is also open during the week by appointment for private viewings and school groups. Admission is FREE.

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue

3221 Rippey Road, #300, Loomis, CA | 530-885-0862

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. We are permitted through the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Each year our trained volunteers help thousands of injured birds and mammals return to the wild. We receive no public funding for our work, and offer our service for free.  We depend on donations, grants and fundraisers to continue our important work. If you have found an orphaned or injured wild animal, it is important to get them help as soon as possible.  Our center is OPEN from 7 a.m – 6 p.m. / 7 DAYS A WEEK.


11960 Heritage Oak Place, Ste 3, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-887-3536

Established in 1989 as a private, non-profit organization, KidsFirst’s mission is to end child abuse and neglect. Our vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. We are dedicated to helping families by providing them with the tools they need to cope with difficult life circumstances before they become overwhelming. We strengthen families by Educating, Advocating and Changing Lives. We offer no cost, innovative programs that aim to keep children safe from harm. Direct KidsFirst services include child and family therapy, healing therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), postpartum depression therapy, after-school youth enrichment, peer-to-peer mentoring, tutoring, support groups, parenting classes, in-home parent education, health insurance and CalFresh enrollment assistance. Community workshops, parent leadership training, referrals and resources are also available.

Placer County 4-H Youth Development Program

11477 E Avenue, Auburn,CA 95603 | 530-889-7386

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program provides a wide variety of enrichment activities with the ultimate goal of giving youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives. The focus of all 4-H programs is positive youth development through activities in science literacy, healthy living, and citizenship. All 4-H programs are accessible and open to all youth. Placer County 4-H provides 13 clubs across the county with over 700 involved youth ages 5 to 19 and adult volunteers. All youth and adults are invited to participate in the 4-H Youth Development Program through clubs, projects, camp, and other opportunities. Our youth work in projects like Aerospace & Rocketry, Embryology, Arts & Crafts, Robotics, Public Speaking, a variety of animal and livestock projects, and more. Join Placer County 4-H

Placer County Historical Society

P.O. Box 5643, Auburn, CA 95604 |  placercountyhistoricalsociety.org

The Placer County Historical Society has been around for more than a century. Join us in the adventure of going through the sluice book of time. Discover those historical golden nuggets to pass on to future generations. Our purpose is to promote interest in the history of Placer County. We discover, collect and make accessible historical facts. We mark places of historical interest and sponsor the Placer County Museum. We welcome suggestions and submissions. For as little as $10 a year, you can join us. Click here for an application. Regular dinner meetings are held on the first Thursday of February, April, June, October, and December. Dinner meetings start at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East St., Auburn, CA.

Placer County Master Gardeners

11477 E Avenue, Auburn,CA 95603 | 530-889-7388

Placer County Master Gardeners (PCMG) are UCCE ambassadors to the Placer County home gardening community promoting environmental awareness and sustainable landscape practices. Home gardeners’ gardening and composting skills, knowledge, and creativity are expanded and enhanced through research-based information provided by the PCMG through classes, events, demonstrations, hotline and resources. Master Gardeners are on site Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You can drop off a sample for diagnosis (preferably in a sealed plastic bag) Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Placer County Museums

101 Maple Street – Room 104, Auburn,CA 95603 | 530-889-6500

Placer County Museums Division is comprised of six museums (Bernhard, Foresthill Divide, Gold Rush, Golden Drift, Griffith Quarry, and Placer County), the Placer County Archives and Research Center, and the Collections Management Facility.  For guided tours, coming face to face with 100 year old objects, tracking down your family history and much more, your journey to the past begins right here.

Placer County Network of Care


The Placer County Network of Care is a website that provides information about Placer County services related to health, mental wellness, services for children, health related legislation, news stories, and a community calendar. It also has a listing of Placer County Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Intervention numbers and Suicide Prevention Hotline numbers.

Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)

360 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-889-8020

The Placer County Office of Education, along with sixteen individual school districts and one community college district, work to strive that every child be equipped with a first-class education to succeed in a global economy, to appreciate the cultural, social and historical resources of their community, and to be active participants in civic responsibilities. In order to serve the students of Placer County, the Placer County Office of Education, in conjunction with local school districts, provides an array of programs and services to meet student needs, including 49er ROP, First 5 Placer, iLearn Academy, etc.

Placer County Visitors Bureau/California Welcome Center

1103 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-887-2111 or 866-752-2371

The Placer County Visitors Bureau/California Welcome Center is here as your personal travel concierge to assist you in all aspects of your California trip! Stop by to see our welcome center in downtown Auburn! Our friendly staff is here to guide you!

Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

144 Ferguson Road, Auburn, CA 95604 | 530-823-4850

Placer County Water Agency is the primary water resource agency for Placer County, California. PCWA carries out a broad range of responsibilities including water resource planning and management, retail and wholesale supply of irrigation water and drinking water and production of hydroelectric energy in Placer County’s 1,500 square mile area.  Created in 1957 under its own state legislative Act entitled the “Placer County Water Agency Act,” PCWA is self-governed with policy and regulatory decisions determined by an independently elected five member Board of Directors. 

Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS)

11768 Atwood Road, Suite 29, Auburn, CA 95603
Main 530-885-6100 / TTY 530-885-0326 / Fax 530-885-3032

Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) is a non-profit independent living center. Our mission is to advocate, empower, educate the community and provide services for people with disabilities enabling them to control their alternatives for independent living. PIRS serves Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine Counties. We offer independent living goal planning, support with assistive devices, a personal assistant registry, advocacy training, and a minor home modification program. Please call for more information.

Placer Jr. Hillmen

471 Maidu Drive, Suite 102, Auburn, CA 95603 | placerjrhillmen.com

Placer Jr. Hillmen (PJH) Youth Football & Cheer has been committed to creating a character-building program for the youth in our area for over 40 years. All kids from 6-14 are welcome! The success of the program is not measured by a win-loss record or a competition placement, but by the sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility and the fun the kids experience while on the field. Our Board of Directors and coaches believe that the best way to teach is through example. Showing dedication, a strong work ethic and operating with integrity is the cornerstone of our program. We will always provide an uplifting learning environment that will maintain the highest standards in athletics and academic achievement. Our goal is to create a positive experience for all of our participants and parents. Our home games are played at the Placer High School football stadium. PJH is a feeder program for the high school and it’s a fantastic way for your player or cheerleader to excel when they reach the high school level.
Regular Registration: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Friday, July 15, 2016
Program Duration: Monday, July 11, 2016 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Regular Registration Cost: $ 175.00 – $ 300.00

Placer Land Trust

11661 Blocker Drive, #110, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-887-9222

Placer Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefits organization serving the community by protecting natural & agricultural land in Placer County. We believe that wild open spaces and natural playgrounds add to quality of life and are an essential platform to connect people to themselves, others and the land. For this reason, we work with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently protect natural and agricultural lands in Placer County for future generations. Protecting and enhancing the land, including restoring habitat and building trails, ensures that natural wonders and natural playgrounds remain a part of our community, now and forever….

Placer Nature Center

3700 Christian Valley Rd, Auburn, CA 95602 | 530-878-6053

Placer Nature Center is an outdoor classroom located on 60 acres in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. It is a place where children can find their place in the natural world as they develop science literacy, a place where people of all ages can explore their link with the out-of-doors and use the environment and our exhibits for educational growth, a resource center for educators to learn methods and find material for teaching about natural systems, a place for discovering our natural and cultural history and exploring how nature is linked with the arts, literature, history, and science, a 501.c3 not-for-profit corporation inspiring stewardship of the earth through environmental education. 

Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society (PSRHS)

P.O. Box 1776, Colfax, CA 95713 | inquiry@psrhs.org

PSRHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich railroad heritage and history of the first Transcontinental Railroad that traversed Placer County and joined the East and West Coasts of America beginning in 1869. The benefits of this technological development contributed to the development of Placer County and California in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Today, the railroad remains an important influence on local, state and national economies. Ways in which PSRHS promotes this railroad heritage message in local communities includes sponsoring Colfax Railroad Days, support for the restoration of the 1905 Colfax Passenger Depot and the antique caboose (ca 1923) in Colfax, photo and narrative history of the route and branch lines from Roseville to Truckee, and monthly presentations on topics of interest along the route. PSRHS supports the railroad safety message of Operation Lifesaver—a national organization that promotes railroad grade crossing safety to the public.

Placer Union High School District

13000 New Airport Road, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-886-4000

Our high school communities are nestled in the Northern California Sierra Foothills, east of Sacramento, and include Chana, ColfaxDel Oro, Foresthill, Maidu and Placer. We invite you to visit our high schools and district office, discovering for yourself why Placer Union High School District is in the vanguard of innovative California school districts. Talented students and their families, along with supportive communities and a dedicated staff and school board all factor into the equation for student success during the high school years and beyond.

Post Office – Historic Station A in Old Town Auburn

1583 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-889-2120

Historic Station A is one of the oldest in California housed in its original building and the oldest continually operated post office west of the Mississippi.

Recology Auburn Placer

12305 Shale Ridge Rd, Auburn, CA 95602 | 530-885-3735

Recology Auburn Placer provides residential and commercial garbage service, debris box service and recycling to residents and businesses in the cities of Rocklin, Auburn, Town of Loomis and in Unincorporated Placer County. We also offer spring clean-up day for residents and provide commercial cardboard recycling and newspaper drop-off.
The Recology Auburn Placer office, maintenance shop, transfer station and recycling buyback center are located in Auburn. 

The Salvation Army of Auburn

286 Sutter Street, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-889-3990

The Salvation Army is dedicated to caring for the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, loving the unlovable, and befriending the friendless. This dedication has produced an international network of helpful ministries. The Salvation Army of Auburn, CA is a religious and charitable organization that serves mankind through and because of the teachings of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We proudly serve the Auburn Foothills area in Placer County, California. We offer church and social services programs through our Corps Community Center located on Sutter Street. We invite you to learn more about the good we do every day in our community.

Seniors First

12183 Locksley Lane, Ste 205, Auburn, CA 95602 | 530-889-9500 or 800-878-9222

Seniors First is a non-profit senior services organization that strives to keep Placer County senior citizens living independently and comfortably in their own homes as long as possible. We do so by offering no charge services and utilizing volunteer efforts to provide the following: Senior Cafes, transportation to daily errands or medical appointments, Information and Assistance, Home Modifications and Safety Repairs, Friendly Visitors, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Workshops/Support Groups and Housing Placement Assistance. We serve western Placer County including Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Colfax, Auburn and Granite Bay.

St. Joseph Catholic School

11610 Atwood Road, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-4490

St. Joseph Catholic School provides a Preschool through Eighth Grade education that emphasizes academic excellence and character development in a faith-based environment, surrounded by a highly supportive, family-centered community. Our dynamic, faith-based environment for our students is designed to promote the highest level of engagement and educational opportunities, while at the same time instilling in them Catholic Christian values. Through a spirit of community and cooperation we strive to prepare our students for future success in life.

Stand Up Placer

11985 Heritage Oaks Place, Suite 200, Auburn, CA 95603 | 530-885-0443

Stand Up Placer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence to escape from abuse, and to create new lives, strength and self-sufficiency. We do this through a survivor-driven, thoughtfully constructed network of services, including a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency Safe House, therapy, and advocacy. We take pride in our community and engage and inspire Placer County residents to end the legacy of abuse.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

11815 Education Street, Auburn , CA 95602 | 530-888-4500

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital provides a full array of comprehensive programs designed for the diverse needs of the communities we serve, including Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency, Hospice, Infusion Therapy Center, Neurology, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Surgery, Volunteering, Wound & Ostomy Care Center, etc.


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