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Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults

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The following mental and behavioral health resources are uniquely designed to serve the mental health needs of older adults (age 55 and older). Most of the services listed have limited eligibility, do not require insurance, and are free or low cost. The list includes services funded by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, as well as additional community-based, State and National resources. Note: Services may be listed more than once.

 

Sacramento County also provides a number of mental health services to Medi-Cal eligible older adults (age 65 and older) who are experiencing a serious mental health illness. These services, including mental health assessments, medication, and/or therapy/counseling, require prior authorization from the Sacramento County Access Team. To access these services, contact the Access team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at 1-888-881-4881. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may contact the Access Team by TTY/TDD at (916) 876-8892 or 711.

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Crisis Services

Mental health support for community members experiencing an urgent mental health problem that cannot wait for a regular, scheduled appointment. This list includes crisis programs designed for older adults as well as crisis resources for all adults.

Crisis Services

8241 Auburn Blvd., Suite 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610  |  (916) 728-9333

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Program Description

Provides respite care for family caregivers of people diagnosed with cognitive disorders, primarily dementia.

Services

  • Respite care

  • Family consultation

  • Home visits 

  • Assessment to develop a care plan 

  • Support groups

  • Short-term counseling

  • Legal/financial consultation

Eligibility

Adult caregivers (age 18 & older) for anyone living with cognitive disorders

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for information and assistance

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741Facebook Messenger

Available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Free crisis text counseling for any mental health crisis.

Services

Crisis counseling

Eligibility

Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

(888) 881-4881 or (916) 875-1055

Available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Assists uninsured residents who are having a mental health crisis with finding treatment and services.

Services

  • Telephone screening assessment

  • Determines service eligibility 

  • Linkage to services

  • Information and referral

Eligibility

Individuals without mental health benefits

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for services

2130 Stockton Blvd., Bldg. 300, Sacramento, CA 95817  |  (916) 520-2460

Open 24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Provides urgent mental health care to anyone experiencing a mental health and/or a co-occurring substance abuse crisis.

Services

  • Counseling

  • Crisis interventions

  • Evaluations and assessments

  • Peer and family support

  • Referrals and linkages to community resources

  • Brief medication management services (excluding controlled substances)

Eligibility

Anyone experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis. See flyer for more details.

Cost

  • Does not turn anyone away due to a lack of funds

  • Accepts Medi-Cal

Referral Process

Walk-in

(877) 360-LGBT (5428)

Support available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Crisis and emotional support for LGBT+ older adults.

Services

  • Crisis response

  • SAGE connect, a weekly phone-buddy program matching LGBTQ+ older adults with volunteers (apply online)

  • Information and links to local resources

Eligibility

LGBT older adults and their caregivers

Cost

Free

Referral Process

  • Call for immediate support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

(877) 565-8860

Available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

Services

  • Phone-based peer support

  • Linkages to resources

  • Microgrants for Trans people

Eligibility

  • Trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity of all ages

  • Family & friends

Cost

Free

Referral Process

  • Call for immediate peer support

  • Family and friends call and ask to be transferred to family/friends hotline

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Dial 988, then press 1  |  For TTY: Call 711, enter 988 then press 1

Text: 838255  |  Chat 

24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

A free, confidential crisis line for veterans, current service members and their families.

Services

  • Crisis intervention

  • Linkage to resources

Eligibility

All veterans, service members, their family and friends

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call, text, or chat for immediate support

WEAVE Elder Abuse Program

Support and Information line | (916) 920 - 2952 

24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Program Description

Provides immediate crisis and emotional support to older adults who have experienced partner or family member abuse.

Services

  • Emotional support

  • Advocacy

  • Emergency supplies

  • Counseling

  • Legal support

Eligibility

Older adults (age 60 or older)

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for immediate support

Inpatient Services

Services provided in a hospital where a person stays overnight either because there is a psychiatric emergency or because the person needs mental health treatment that can only be done in the hospital. Admission can be voluntary or involuntary. 

Inpatient

Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services

These are services provided in a licensed psychiatric hospital based on the determination of a licensed mental health professional that the person requires intensive 24-hour mental health treatment.

Individuals are admitted to inpatient services when they have a mental illness, or symptoms of mental illness, that cannot be safely treated at a lower level of care, and, because of the mental illness or symptoms of mental illness, they: 

  • Represent a current danger to themselves or others, or significant property destruction 

  • Are prevented from providing for or using food, clothing or shelter 

  • Present a severe risk to they physical health 

  • Have a recent, significant deterioration in ability to function, and 

  • Need psychiatric evaluation, medication treatment, or other treatment that can only be provided in the hospital.

Accessing Inpatient Services

Members of the Sacramento County Mental Health Plan and the uninsured must go to the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center or call the Access Team for assessment.

  • Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center

2150 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: 916-875-1000

Hours: 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week

  • Mental Health Access Team

Phone: (916) 875-1055

TTY/TDD: (916) 876-8892

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

After Hours: (888) 881-4881

Individuals with private insurance should contact the insurance number on the back of their medical card to find out information about their inpatient benefits. This should be done prior to a crisis.

Regardless of insurance, in an emergency, call 9-1-1 or take the person to a hospital emergency room. 

An emergency is a serious mental or emotional problem such as: 

  • When a person is a danger to himself, herself, or others because of what seems like a mental illness, or 

  • When a person cannot get or use the food, shelter, or clothing they need because of what seems like a mental illness.

Admission

Individuals may be voluntarily or involuntarily to a psychiatric inpatient hospital.

 

Voluntary admission

An individual agrees to go into and/or stay in the hospital. They can choose to leave at any time as long as they are not a danger to themselves and can take care of their own basic needs (e.g., food, housing and clothing needs).

Involuntary admission 

Hospitals may keep an individual for up to 72 hours without their permission. Hospitals can do this when the hospital thinks you are likely to harm yourself or someone else and that you are unable to take care of your own food, housing and clothing needs. The hospital will tell you in writing what they are doing and what your rights are. If doctors think you need to stay for more than 72 hours, you have the right to a lawyer and a hearing before a judge. The hospital will tell you how to ask for this.

Outpatient Services

Community Outreach Recovery Empowerment (CORE)

Outpatient mental health services for adults (18 years or older) who are eligible for Sacramento County's Specialty Mental Health Program.

In 2022, Sacramento County transitioned the Adult Outpatient Specialty Mental Health services to better meet the needs identified by community members, consumers, family members, and direct service staff. The new services includes the services valued most by stakeholders as well as new enhanced services. 

 

Under the new system, 10 sites throughout Sacramento County provide specialty mental health services for Medi-Cal eligible adults, as well as a wellness center for any adult seeking mental health support. Specialty Mental Health services at these sites include flexible phases of treatment that allow for level of intensity to be adjusted as client needs change. Core Flyer

What does CORE stand for?

  • Community: Increase community engagement and connections, belonging and supportive

  • Outreach: Inclusive, inviting, welcoming, educational and inspirational

  • Recovery: Intentional progression towards optimal health and wellbeing

  • Empowerment: Client and family driven goals and outcomes, independent, confident, courageous and resourceful

Who is Eligible for CORE?

Individuals 18 and older who are eligible for Specialty Mental Health Services in Sacramento County. For more information on who qualifies see BHS Policy and Procedure QM-01-07 Determination for Medical Necessity and Access to Specialty Mental Health Services.

 

How can clients access the CORE programs?

The CORE Outpatient Program requires a referral through the Sacramento County Mental Health Access Team. The Access team determines eligibility for services by conducting a phone screening. Service Requests can be made in the following methods:

  • By phone: (916) 875-1055 or toll free at (888) 881-4881. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may contact the Access Team by TTY/TDD at (916) 876-8892 or California Relay 711. 

  • By mail: Send a Service Request form to

Sacramento County Mental Health Access Team

7001-A East Parkway, Suite 700, Sacramento, CA 95823

CORE Community Wellness Centers

All adults in Sacramento County may utilize services at any of the 10 CORE Community Wellness Centers without a referral.  The wellness centers provide peer support, support groups, social activities, and linkages to resources.

Phone Support

The following mental health services and support accessible by phone, either by call or text. These services and supports offer immediate assistance, and counseling, as well as connection to local resources. This list includes local, state and national phone lines.

Phone Support

Call or text 988  |  For TTY Users: dial 711 then 988

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

1 (888) 670-1360

24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week

Free, 24-hour non-emergency crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for older adults (60+).

(877) 360-LGBT (5428)

Free, 24-hour crisis and emotional support line for LGBT+ older adults.

(916) 334-1072 (option 1)  |  1-866-375-2860 (toll free)  |  etr@eskaton.org

Provides free, regular scheduled phone calls with isolated and homebound seniors to keep them engaged in with the community.

(877) 565-8860

Free, 24-hour crisis line for trans people and their family and friends.

Dial 988, then press 1  |  For TTY: Call 711, enter 988 then press 1

Text: 838255  |  Chat 

A free, confidential 24-hour crisis line for veterans, current service members and their families.

WEAVE Elder Abuse Program

Support and Information line | (916) 920 - 2952 

24-hours/day, 7-days/week

Provides immediate crisis and emotional support to older adults who have experienced partner or family member abuse.

Social Support

The following programs provide older adults with social support services in the form of support groups, recreational activities, community events and service referrals. The programs and services listed increase access to services, improve self-reported life satisfaction and well-being, as well as help prevent depression, anxiety, and isolation.

Social Support

3820 Auburn Blvd., Suite 83, Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 486-8626 

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Description

Services for Muslim older adults to help with depression, anxiety, isolation, and helplessness often associated with aging.

Services

  • Educational activities

  • Online events

  • Lunch and learn events

  • Information about community resources

Eligibility

Muslim Older Adults

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for more information

915 27th Street, Sacramento CA 95816

(916) 808-5462

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Description

Provides services to help support the independence of older adults and affirm their dignity.

Services

  • Recreational activities & outings

  • Day programs

  • Health & wellness programs and activities

  • Workshops

  • Community referrals

  • System navigation

  • Food bank

  • Legal and financial assistance 

Eligibility

Older adults (age 50 and older)

Cost

  • Most services are free.

  • Some classes may require a fee.

  • Memberships are available. Membership NOT required before participating or registering for classes.

Referral Process

Call for more information or register online for classes and workshops 

How to register online for classes and workshops

(916) 392-0664 or (800) 646-7322 info@friendsforsurvival.org

Tuesday - Thursday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Phones answered daily

Program Description

Provides free peer-led grief support groups for family and/or friends dealing with struggles related to the death of a loved one by suicide.

Services

  • Grief support groups and education

  • Monthly newsletter 

  • Comprehensive list of resources

  • Reference library

  • Community education

Eligibility

Family or friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Interested community members must register using the Group registration site.​​

George Simms Community Center

6207 Logan St., Sacramento, CA 95824

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Program Description

Provides Iu Mien older adults with health and wellness education, community connection, information about community resources, and support.

Services

  • Health and wellness education

  • Community events

  • Tai Chi

  • Activities to promote a sense of community (sharing stories, discussing current events)

  • Information about community resources

Eligibility

Iu Mien older adults (40 or older)

Cost

Free

Referral Process

See website for more details

7270 East Southgate Dr., Sacramento, CA, 95823

(916) 393-8387

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Program Description

Provides services and supports for veterans and their families.

 

Services

  • Housing support

  • Case management

  • Individual/group counseling

  • Employment services

  • Art therapy

  • Substance abuse treatment

Eligibility

Veterans and their families/friends

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for assistance

Senior Companionship Program

5523 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95820  |  (916) 452-3601 

3301 37th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95824  |  (916) 210-8733

Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  |  after hours call: (916) 227-2600

Program Description

Provides home visits and assistance to isolated Latino older adults.

Services

  • Home visits

  • Social support

  • Companionship

Eligibility

Latino older adults

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for assistance

7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 1020, Sacramento, CA 95823

4704 Roseville Rd., Suite 110, North Highlands, CA 95660 

(916) 234-0178  |  aaspp@achurchforall.org

Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Program Description

The Living Room provides support to Black and African American community during difficult times that can help manage emotional well-being.

Services

  • Crisis Intervention (by phone and in-person)

  • Individual peer counseling

  • Transportation

  • Case management

  • Mental health and social services referrals

  • Support groups​

Eligibility

Black/African American community members

Cost

Free

Referral Process

Call for services​

Wellness/Drop-In Centers

Community based multi-service centers that offer an array of comprehensive services and wellness activities designed to support clients in their recovery goals. The wellness centers listed here aren't specific to older adults but serve all adults.

Wellness/drop-in

7273 14th Ave., Suite 120B, Sacramento, CA 95820 

(916) 383-6783

Monday through Thursday  |  8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fridays  |  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Program Description

Provides community activities in a safe, welcoming environment including classes and groups structured to address community identified needs.

Services

  • Skills classes 

  • Support groups

  • Community building activities

  • Prevention programs to help address community identified needs

Eligibility

Asian and Pacific Islander communities

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

Call for schedule of classes, workshops, & events

CORE Sycamore

9333 Tech Center Dr, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95826  |  916-379-7964

Monday through Friday  |  8:00 am to 4:00pm

CORE Cedar

4600 47th Ave, Suite 111, Sacramento, CA 95824  |  916-318-0141

Monday through Friday  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Program Description

BACS Wellness Centers are a hub for support for individuals with behavioral health challenges, who want to manage symptoms and move forward with their lives in healthy and positive ways.

Services

  • Peer support

  • Nutrition and healthy eating support

  • Linkage to community resources

  • Employment resources

  • Housing resources

  • Peer led groups that focus on skill building, coping skills, and symptom management

Eligibility

All adults (18 years and older) in Sacramento County

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

  • Refer to website for schedule of activities

  • Drop-in for support

CORE Marigold

8421 Auburn Blvd, Suite 162, Citrus Heights, CA 95610​  |  916-441-3819

Monday through Friday  |  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays  |  10:00 am - 6:00 pm​

CORE Mariposa

600 Bercut Dr, Sacramento, CA 95811  |  916-440-1500

Monday through Friday  |  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays  |  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Program Description

The Community Wellness Center connects individuals to needed mental health and supportive resources by acting as a drop-in center for all interested community members.

Services

  • Peer support

  • Support groups

  • Social outings

  • Linkage to community resources

Eligibility

All adults (18 years and older) in Sacramento County

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

  • Refer to website for schedule of activities

  • Drop-in for support

CORE Marconi

3737 Marconi Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

916-480-1801

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Howe Ave. and Downtown locations coming soon!

Program Description

Hope Cooperative's CORE Community Wellness Centers (Centers) offer meaningful activities, including peer-led activities, groups, and experiences that promote principles of Wellness, Recovery and Resiliency. The Centers will serve as both an entry point for individuals who need mental health services as well as ongoing support for individuals stepping down from intensive services or transitioning from the Mental Health Plan.

Services

  • Peer support

  • Support groups

  • Social outings

  • Linkage to community resources

Eligibility

All adults (18 years and older) in Sacramento County

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

  • Refer to website for schedule of activities

  • Drop-in for support

7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 1020, Sacramento, CA 95823

4704 Roseville Rd., Suite 110, North Highlands, CA 95660 

(916) 234-0178  |  aaspp@achurchforall.org

Monday through Friday  |  3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Program Description

The Living Room provides support to Black and African American community during difficult times that can help manage emotional well-being.

Services

  • Crisis Intervention (by phone and in-person)

  • Individual peer counseling

  • Transportation

  • Case management

  • Mental health and social services referrals

  • Support groups​

Eligibility

Black/African American community members

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

Call for services​

CORE Elk Grove

9340 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624​  | 916-509-8198

Monday through Friday  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm​​

CORE Madison

3628 Madison Ave, Suite 6, North Highlands, CA 95660  |  916-388-3231

Monday through Friday  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm​​

CORE Rosin

3810 Rosin Ct, Suite 170, Sacramento. CA 95834  | 916-567-4222

Monday through Friday  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm​​

Program Description

TPCP CORE Community Wellness Centers are peer-led and provide recovery-oriented support services and activities that enhance connectedness and decreased isolation.

Services

  • Education and support groups

  • Peer support

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Linkage to community resources

  • Other services that promote individualized wellness

Eligibility

All adults (18 years and older) in Sacramento County

Cost

Free

How to Access Services

  • Refer to website for schedule of activities

  • Drop-in for support

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This program is funded by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

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