RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS

This resource list is intended to inform you of most of the mental health programs and services specifically designed for older adults through Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services. Certain eligibility requirements may apply. Services may be listed more than once. If you are in need of diagnostic, medication, or treatment services, which require an authorization, please contact the Sacramento County Access Team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at 1-888-881-4881.

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.

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., #265, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610 | PHONE: (916) 728-9333 | WEBSITE

Provides a variety of services to improve and support the well-being of family caregivers. 

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 60+ regardless of diagnosis and requiring assistance with 2 or more activities of a daily living

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

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

Call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

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., BUILDING 300, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 520-2460 | WEBSITE

HOURS: Monday - Friday | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Last walk-in at 7:00 PM)

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last walk-in at 5:00 PM)          

The Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic (MHUCC) is a walk-in clinic for individuals with an urgent mental health need.

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)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline                                 PHONE: (877) 360-LGBT (5428) | WEBSITE | HOURS: 24-hours a day/7-days a week

 

Provides support and resource information to LGBT older adults. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response services

  • Information and links to local resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Trans Lifeline

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

 

A confidential and anonymous hotline connecting trans people, and their friends and family, with peer support, community support and resources.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 peer based support

  • Information and links to local resources

  • Microgrants to support Trans & Nonbinary individuals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Trans, Nonbinary, & those questioning their gender identity of any age

  • Friends/Family of Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Friends/Family call the main line & ask for the Friends/Family hotline

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Veterans Crisis Line

PHONE: (800) 273-8255 (Press 1) | DEAF/HARD OF HEARING: (800) 799-4889 | TEXT: 838255 | CHAT WEBSITE | HOURS: 24-HOURS A DAY/7-DAYS A WEEK

 

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

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis intervention

  • Linkage to resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Veterans of all ages

  • All service members, including National Guard and Reserve

  • Family members and friends of veterans

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call/Text/Chat for immediate assistance

 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Outpatient services, such as counseling & psychotherapy 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

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

 

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

 

Provides support and resource information to LGBT older adults. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis response services

  • Information and links to local resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Suicide Prevention Line

PHONE: (916) 368-3111 | (800) 273-TALK (8255) | (800) SUICIDE (7842433) | CHAT | WEBSITE

TEXT: Text the word HOPE to (916) 668-iCAN (4226)

HOURS: 24-HOURS A DAY/7-DAYS A WEEK

Provides crisis support to people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, loneliness, desperation, and/or considering suicide. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Suicide prevention crisis phone line

  • Crisis Chat and Texting (not meant for emergent life-threatening situations)

  • Information and Resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals experiencing depression, hopelessness, loneliness, desperation, and/or 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

PHONE: (916) 334-1072 | WEBSITE

 

Provides regularly scheduled friendly phone calls to isolated and homebound seniors. These calls keep older adults 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

Trans Lifeline

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

 

A confidential and anonymous hotline connecting trans people, and their friends and family, with peer support, community support and resources.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 peer based support

  • Information and links to local resources

  • Microgrants to support Trans & Nonbinary individuals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Trans, Nonbinary, & those questioning their gender identity of any age

  • Friends/Family of Trans, Nonbinary & those questioning their gender identity

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate support

  • Friends/Family call the main line & ask for the Friends/Family hotline

  • Visit the website for additional resources

Veterans Crisis Line                                                                                       

PHONE: (800) 273-8255 (Press 1) | DEAF/HARD OF HEARING: (800) 799-4889 | TEXT: 838255 | CHAT WEBSITE | HOURS: 24-HOURS A DAY/7-DAYS A WEEK

 

A free, confidential crisis resource for veterans, current services members, and their family. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis support

  • Linkage to resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Veterans of all ages

  • All service members, including National Guard and Reserve

  • Family members and friends of veterans

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 | PHONE: (916) 486-8626 | WEBSITE

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

Provides services, supports, and events to prevent depression, anxiety, isolation, and feelings of helplessness 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

 

Friends for Survival: Bereavement Support and Grief Services

PHONE: (916) 392-0664 OR (800) 646-7322 | EMAIL |  WEBSITE

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

Provides a variety of peer support services that comfort, encourage, and educate those experiencing grief due to a suicide death of a family member or friend. 

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

  • Toll Free Suicide Loss Helpline: 1-800-646-7322

ELIGIBILITY

  • Bereavement support for those grieving the loss of family or friend to suicide. 

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

Register for groups

Iu-Mien: Healthy Village Senior Group

6000 LEMON HILL DRIVE, MUTUAL HOUSING COMMUNITY ROOM, SACRAMENTO, CA 95824

PHONE: (916) 393-3083 | WEBSITE

GROUP DAYS/TIMES: Monday & Wednesday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Provides adult members of the Iu Mien community (aged 40 years and older) with health and wellness education, community connection, information about community resources, and support through group and community events. 

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 (40+)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop-in or call for more information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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La Familia: Senior Companionship Program

3301 37TH AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95824 | PHONE: (916) 210-8773 | WEBSITE

HOURS: Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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  

2251 FLORIN ROAD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95822 (ALL THINGS LITERACY BOOKS AND MORE)

4309 38TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 (GREEN TECH YOUTH PROGRAM)

4704 ROSEVILLE ROAD, SUITE 110, NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660 (A CHURCH FOR ALL)

PHONE: (916) 234-017 | WEBSITEPHONE HOURS: Monday – Friday |  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (in-person hours vary by location - call to verify)

Provides a calm and safe environment for guests to resolve crises without more intensive intervention. Services are offered at three locations across Sacramento.

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 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for information and assistance

SeniorLink

3870 ROSIN COURT, SUITE 130, SACRAMENTO, CA 95834 | PHONE: (916) 369-7872 | WEBSITE

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

Provides support to older adults 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

  • SeniorLink accepts referrals for participants from anyone

  • Referral Form

ELIGIBILITY

  • Older adults (55+)  

  • 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 AVENUE, #102, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 | PHONE: (916) 855-5444 | WEBSITE

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

Provides peer counseling, referrals, community connection and advocacy for adults 55 years and older, who are isolated, 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 (55+)  

  • 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).