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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS

 

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.

SacMap tries to keep this list up-to-date. If you find information that is incorrect or needs to be updated, or a great resource we should include, please email us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call each program prior to walking-in to confirm hours and program availability. Also ask about their safety requirements and checks for accessing services.

 

CRISIS SERVICES
These services provide mental health support for people with a mental health problem that can’t wait for a regular, scheduled appointment.

 

Caregiver Crisis Intervention Respite Program

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

Provides a variety of services to improve and support the well-being of family caregivers of adults with chronic and disabling conditions or diseases. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Respite care

  • Family consultation

  • Home visits 

  • Assessment to develop a care plan 

  • Support groups

  • Short-term counseling

  • Legal/financial consultation

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and assistance

ELIGIBILITY

  • Adult caregivers

    • of an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 or

    • of someone who is 60 years or older, regardless, of diagnosis and requires assistance with 2 or more activities of daily living

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741| WEBSITE

Provides counseling for any mental health crisis. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis counseling

ELIGIBLITY

  • None

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Text 741741 for immediate support 

  • Send a message on Facebook

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

PHONE: (888) 881-4881 OR (916) 875-1055

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

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Telephone screening assessment

  • Determine service eligibility 

  • Linkage to services

  • Information and referral

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals who do not have access to benefits through a private insurance carrier

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate assistance

Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

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

HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Last walk-in at 9:00 PM)

            Weekends & Holidays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last walk-in at 5:00 PM)          

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

SERVICES OFFERED​

  • 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

COST

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

  • Accepts Medi-Cal

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Walk-in (Call to confirm hours)

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline                                

(877) 360-LGBT (5428) | HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE

 

Crisis and emotional support for LGBT+ older adults.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response services

  • Information and links to local resources

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

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ+ older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Trans Lifeline

PHONE: (877) 565-8860 | HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE 

 

A confidential and anonymous, peer support line for transgender individuals and their friends and family. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 peer based support

  • Information and links to local resources

  • Microgrants to support transgender people

ELIGIBILITY

  • Transgender 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

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255 (Press 1) | Deaf/Hard of Hearing: (800) 799-4889 | TEXT: 838255 | CHAT

HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE

 

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

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis intervention

  • Linkage to resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • All veterans, service members, their family and friends

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call/text/chat for immediate assistance

WEAVE Elder Abuse Program

Elder Abuse Specialist | (916) 804-7673 | HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | WEBSITE 

24 Hour Support and Information line | (916) 920 - 2952 

 

Provides emotional support, advocacy, accompaniment, emergency supplies and resources to older adults (60+) who have experienced abuse by a partner or family member.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Emotional support

  • Advocacy

  • Emergency supplies

  • Counseling

  • Legal support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults (age 60 or older)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call the Elder Abuse Specialist

      Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • After hours, contact the 24 Hour Support and Information line.

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. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

If you have mental illness or symptoms of mental illness and you cannot be safely treated at a lower level of care, and, because of the mental illness or symptoms of mental illness, you: 

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

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

  • Present a severe risk to your 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. 

 

Voluntary admission

An individual agrees to go into and/or stay in the hospital. 

 

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. 

 

ACCESSING INPATIENT SERVICES

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.

 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or take the person to a hospital emergency room. 

 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Outpatient services are available for members of the Sacramento County Mental Health Plan.

Outpatient services may include:

  • Counseling and psychotherapy 

  • Medication support services

  • Case management

  • Assessments

  • Plan development

  • Evaluations and monitoring

Prior authorization is required for outpatient, non-emergency services.

Please contact the Access Team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at (888) 881-4881 for availability, accommodation needs and referral to the listed providers. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may contact the Access Team by TTY/TDD at (916) 876-8892 or California Relay 711. For more information about Sacramento County's Provider List, please contact 

What does the Access Team do?

  • Provides Sacramento County residents with referrals or linkages to authorized specialty mental health services

  • Determines eligibility for services based on referral information and by conducting a brief phone screening in the individual’s primary language. (Medical necessity, Medi-Cal, etc.)

What is the process to get outpatient services?

  1. Call the Access Team: (916)-875-1055 / (888) 881-4881

  2. The Access Team will conduct an assessment to determine the level of service needed.

  3. The Access Team will give you the provider’s name and telephone number. 

  4. The provider will contact you to set up an appointment after the Access Team has authorized services.

 

Access Brochure

Online Service Request Form

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.

 

Friendship Line California

1 (888) 670-1360 | HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE 

 

A free crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response services

  • Non-emergency emotional support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults (60+) 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate assistance

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline                                                                        

(877) 360-LGBT (5428) | HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE 

 

Crisis and emotional support for LGBT+ older adults.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response services

  • Information and links to local resources

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

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

(916) 368-3111 or (800) 273-TALK (8255) | Text the word HOPE to (916) 668-iCAN (4226) | CHAT | 

HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week |  WEBSITE

Immediate mental health crisis support for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are considering suicide.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Suicide prevention crisis phone line

  • Crisis chat and texting (not meant for emergent life-threatening situations)

  • Information and resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone experiencing depression, hopelessness, loneliness, desperation, and/or are considering suicide

  • Individuals concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

Telephone Reassurance Program

(916) 334-1072 | WEBSITE

 

Provides regularly scheduled friendly phone calls to isolated and homebound seniors to keep them engaged in with the community and provide opportunities to be social with others.   

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Regularly scheduled phone calls with friendly volunteers

  • Referrals to other community services

  • Safety and wellness checks

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Individuals complete the online application

  • Professional referrals also accepted

Trans Lifeline

(877) 565-8860 | HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-weekWEBSITE 

 

A confidential and anonymous, peer support line for transgender individuals and their friends and family. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 peer based support

  • Information and links to local resources

  • Microgrants to support transgender people

ELIGIBILITY

  • Transgender 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

Veterans Crisis Line 

(800) 273-8255 | Deaf/Hard of Hearing: (800) 799-4889 | Text: 838255 | CHAT

HOURS: 24-hours-a-day / 7-days-a-week | WEBSITE

 

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

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis support

  • Linkage to resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • All veterans, service members, their family and friends

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call/text/chat for immediate assistance

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.

 

Al-Afia for Seniors

3820 Auburn Blvd., Suite 83, Sacramento, CA 95821 | (916) 486-8626 

HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | WEBSITE

Services, and supports for Middle Eastern and South Asian older adults to prevent mental health issues associated with aging.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Educational activities

  • Online events

  • Lunch and learn events

  • Covid-19 Hotline for Seniors - 1-855-550-7877 (10:00am - 6:00pm)

  • Information about community resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Middle Eastern and South Asian Older Adults

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in or call for more information

 

Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center

915 27th Street, Sacramento CA 95816 | (916) 808-5462 | HOURS: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. | WEBSITE

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

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 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. Classes may require a fee. Memberships are available.

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for more information

  • Click here to register for classes/workshops 

Friends for Survival: Bereavement Support and Grief Services

(916) 392-0664 or (800) 646-7322 | EMAIL

HOURS: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Phones answered 7-days a week) | WEBSITE

Provides bereavement support for those grieving the loss of family or friend to suicide.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Monthly meetings of grief support and education

  • Monthly newsletter of sharing and information

  • Comprehensive list of resources and reference library

  • Speakers available for work places and agencies impacted by a suicide death

  • Education from healthcare professionals and community advocates

ELIGIBILITY

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

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

Register for groups

Healthy Village Senior Group

6000 Lemon Hill Dr. (Mutual Housing Community Room), Sacramento, CA 95824

(916) 393-3083 HOURS: Monday & Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides Iu Mien older adults (40+) with health and wellness education, community connection, information about community resources, and support.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Health and wellness education

  • Support groups

  • Community events

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

  • Information about community resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Adult members of the Iu Mien community (age 40 and older)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in or call for more information

La Familia Counseling Center Senior Companionship Program

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

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

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | after hours call: (916) 227-2600 | WEBSITE

Provides support to isolated Latino seniors living in Sacramento County.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Home visits and ​assistance to isolated seniors

ELIGIBILITY

  • Latino seniors

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

The Living Room: African American Suicide Prevention Project

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

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

(916) 234-0178 | HOURS: Monday – Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM | WEBSITE 

Provides services and supports to help Black and African American community members manage their emotional wellness.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis intervention (by phone & in-person)

  • Individual peer counseling

  • Transportation

  • Case management

  • Mental health and social service referrals

  • Support groups

ELIGIBILITY

  • Black/African American community members of any age

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and assistance

Nation's Finest

7270 East Southgate Dr., Sacramento, CA 95823 | (916) 393-8387 | WEBSITE

Provides services and supports for veterans and their families, including housing assistance, mental health support, and employment services. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 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

SeniorLink

3870 Rosin Court, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95834 | (916) 369-7872

HOURS: Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides services and supports to older adults (55+) experiencing isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Activities and outings

  • Collaboration with health care providers

  • Transportation and referral services

  • Cultural groups

  • Volunteer activities

  • Advocacy

  • Skill development

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults (age 55 and older)  

  • Residents of Sacramento County 

  • Experiencing isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety

  • Cannot be receiving services through Sacramento County’s Mental Health Plan or be enrolled in an intensive case management program

Senior Peer Counseling | Supporting Community Connections: Older Adult Program

720 Howe Ave., Suite102, Sacramento, CA 95825 | (916) 855-5444 | HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Provides peer counseling, referrals, community connection and advocacy for isolated and homebound older adults in Sacramento County.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Peer counseling

  • Referrals

  • Community connection

  • Community education and training about mental health issues, cultural competency and the value of volunteering. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults (age 55 and older)  

  • Residents of Sacramento County 

  • Experiencing isolation or homebound

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Accepts referrals for participants from anyone.

Consider volunteering as a Senior Peer Counselor!​

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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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