SACRAMENTO COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES

This resource list is intended to inform you of most of the mental health programs and services available to adults in Sacramento County. You will only find resources that are available to the community without a referral. Services may be listed more than once. If you are seeking outpatient 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.

 

COUNSELING SERVICES

*Different than outpatient services

Gender Health Center: Counseling Services

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 201, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE 

HOURS OF OPERATION: APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO WALK-INS. 

At the Gender Health Center, counseling services focus on queer-informed narrative therapy. This modality of therapy utilizes the power of peoples’ personal stories. Community members are encouraged, through a respectful and cooperative relationship, to address the issues in their lives that exist amidst social, political, and cultural contexts.

Sacramento Native American Health Center

2020 J STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 341-0575 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                   *9:30 AM FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

The Sacramento Native American Health Center's Counseling & Treatment services include two types of one-on-one counseling, mental health counseling (often called therapy or psychotherapy) provided by Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), and Substance Abuse Counseling provided by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs). While the purpose and specific approaches may vary, the overall goal is the same: to support you in your ability to manage stress and to build and maintain health coping skills.

 

Mental health counseling may include:

  • DBT and CBT-based interventions

  • Relational-Cultural Therapy

  • Supportive Therapy

  • Psychodynamic and Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Grief Support

  • Harm Reduction

  • Brief Therapy

  • Solution-Focused therapy

  • Client-Centered, Strength-Based Collaborative Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Coping and Self-Care skills building

Trauma Informed Culturally Responsive Treatment (TICRT)

WEBSITE

Looking to work through personal issues you are facing? Please reach out directly to a provider below to schedule therapeutic services focused on issues impacting the Black and African American Community.

​Rabiia Ali, MS, LMFT
1104 Corporate Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95817 | Phone: (916) 495-4561 | Website

Alondra Thompson, LCSW
1750 Howe Avenue, Suite 280, 
Sacramento, CA 95825 | Phone: 916-470-8260 | Website

Patrice Tevis, LMFT
2251 Florin Road #29, 
Sacramento, CA 95822 | Phone: (916) 217-0934 | Website  
 

WEAVE: Services for Survivors

1900 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 

SUPPORT AND INFORMATION: 24-HOURS A DAY/7-DAYS A WEEK

WALK-IN TRIAGE SERVICES: TUESDAY 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WEAVE serves women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

Services Provided

  • 24-hour support and information line

    • WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peer counselors. Help is available in over 23 languages.

    • Call whenever you feel the need to talk, regardless of whether the incident just occurred, or occurred months or even years ago.

  • Domestic Violence Group Counseling

    • WEAVE provides free 15 week group counseling to help women and men address the many issues related to being a victim of intimate partner/domestic violence. To start group counseling, clients must first attend an intake assessment during scheduled hours. CPS clients must complete an intake assessment and an individual pre-session prior to starting group.

  • Individual Counseling

    • WEAVE’s counseling program provides a safe environment to talk about one’s experiences and gain tools needed to cope with difficult emotions, improve one’s sense of self-esteem, self-determination and safety. 

    • Depending on the service you are seeking, counseling may be free or offered on a sliding scale. Counseling is offered for trauma, loss, parenting, relationship issues, and more. 

    • Couples or Family Counseling may be offered based on assessment of safety and needs.

    • Therapist are trained in evidence-based and trauma-informed practices.

Eligibility

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking

Programs and Services Flyer

Drug and Alcohol Counseling may include:

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Interventions

  • Twelve Step Model (Culturally Sensitive)

  • Peer to Peer Support Groups

  • Relapse Prevention Skills

  • Traditional Healing Modalities

  • Stages of Change

  • Psychoeducation

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Gorski’s Relapse prevention model

  • Native American Red Road Approach

 

CRISIS SERVICES

Abiding Hope Respite House (Crisis)

9916 Zion Way, Sacramento, CA 95827 | PHONE: (916) 287-4860 | WEBSITE

Abiding Hope is a 7 to 14 day respite facility for individuals 18 years of age and older with psychiatric disability. We provide a short-term alternative to an emergency department visit, or acute hospitalization for persons experiencing overwhelming stress, which can be alleviated with a brief respite stay. Abiding Hope Respite House is a coed facility that houses a maximum of five clients each day.

Services Offered:

  • Resource linkage, including regular check-ins to discuss goals and distribute appropriate materials

  • Care management to coordinate care and reduce emergency room visits

  • Onsite life skills groups to promote positive socialization and healthy coping skills

  • Transportation to appointments, meetings and other resources

 

Eligibility

To utilize respite services an individual must:

  • have a TB clearance

  • have 2 weeks of sobriety

  • be able to manage their own medication

  • not be currently at risk for self harm

  • not have a physical disability that affects their mobility

 

Referral Sources

  • Referrals may come from emergency rooms, law enforcement, outpatient case managers and shelters.

  • To self-refer, individuals may call (916) 287-4860 to participate in a phone screening to determine if they are eligible for services. 

California Coalition for Youth Crisis Line

PHONE: (800) 843-5200 | WEBSITE

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

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. We have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California. What is a crisis? Anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Call us first to learn how to handle your current and/or future crises.

Caregiver Crisis Intervention Respite Program

8241 AUBURN BLVD, SUITE 265, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610 | PHONE: (916) 728-9333 | WEBSITE

Administered by Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, this program helps decrease hospitalizations due to mental health crises of family caregivers of dementia patients. The program provides funding for respite care, family consultation, home visits and an assessment with a Master’s level clinician to develop a care plan focused on services, supports and wellness. The program serves adult caregivers of all age groups with the majority of caregivers being in the 60+ age range. 

Eligibility

A client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 or caring for someone 60+ regardless of diagnosis and requiring assistance with 2 or more activities of a daily living  

Centro de Apoyo Latino Program (CAL)

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

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: 916-227-2600

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Centro de Apoyo Latino (CAL) Program is for Latino Adults that are primarily Spanish speakers of all ages. CAL provides brief short term crisis intervention services along with navigation to longer term solutions. CAL provides one on one navigation, support groups and community resources.

Community Support Team

PHONE: (916) 874-6015 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Community Support Team consists of teams of Peer/Family Support Specialists and Sacramento County Mental Health Counselors who provide a mobile response to community members experiencing a crisis. The goal is to ameliorate the crisis and the potential need for emergency psychiatric or acute care services.  The team may also assist in post discharge from acute care services such as the Mental Health Treatment Center, or with contacts with law enforcement, emergency rooms, etc. The team ensures there is appropriate follow‐up care, including any necessary safety plans, and provides support and education to individuals and family members to help prevent a relapse back into crisis.

Services Provided

  • Crisis intervention, situation stabilization

  • Mental health assessments and intervention

  • Rapid linkage and/or re‐linkage to treatment providers

  • Linkage to community supports to prevent the risk of suicide and/or relapse back into crisis

  • Follow up care and aftercare planning

  • Peer and/or family support

  • Safety planning

Program Brochure

Crisis Nursery

NORTH: 4533 PASADENA AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821| PHONE: (916) 679-3600 | WEBSITE 

SOUTH: 6699 SOUTH LAND PARK DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95831 | PHONE: (916) 394-2000

The Sacramento Children’s Home operates the county’s only Crisis Nursery. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is a family-strengthening program, where parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of two Sacramento nurseries for emergency childcare services or overnight care during difficult times.

  • Voluntary, confidential and free

  • Childcare services provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Children are cared for in a safe, loving and homelike environment

  • Age-appropriate play and learning activities

  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family

  • Two Crisis Nursery locations: South Sacramento & North Sacramento

  • Care provided to children newborn to five (ages 0-5)

 

The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is here if you need help caring for your children in tough times.

  • A sudden illness or accident

  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness

  • Emotional distress or frustration

  • Domestic violence

  • Homelessness

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

  • A medical or mental health situation

  • Employment or housing situation

 

Children may stay at the nurseries for up to 30 days. Each child has their own bed and is provided with all the essentials while they stay at the Nursery. This includes clothing and shoes, diapers and formula. The nursery provides nutritious homemade meals and snacks served family-style. Scheduled age-appropriate learning activities, playtime, mealtimes, and bedtime help structure the child’s experience. The ultimate goal of our program is to keep families together and reduce the number of young children that enter into the foster care system.

Crisis Text Line

TEXT: Text HOME to 741741 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK MESSENGER

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

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

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

Call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health Crisis Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 737-7483 | WEBSITE

The Crisis Respite Center (CRC) is staffed 24/7 and serves any individual in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. There is no medical staff at the Crisis Respite Center and participation is completely voluntary. All individuals utilizing the Crisis Respite Center are be eligible to stay for up to 23 hours and expect service based in compassion, understanding and knowledge. While at the Crisis Respite Center, the primary goal is to offer a stable and supportive environment so that the “guest” is better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution-oriented mindset. Every guest will leave with an individualized resource plan. If transportation to the CRC is an issue, the CRC staff may be able to help.

Eligibility

  • Ages 18+

  • Sacramento County Resident

  • Experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others

Mental Health Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 453-1482 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by Saint John’s Program for Real Change, this program provides adult women and adult women and their children in immediate crisis with short-term mental health and supportive services for up to seven (7) days. Program Goals are to reduce emergency department visits and acute psychiatric hospitalizations and that clients will report an improvement in their recovery journey. 

Services Offered

  • Assessment

  • Treatment planning 

  • Resource linkage 

  • Crisis intervention

  • Family intervention  

  • Case management

Eligibility

  • Women in crisis

Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

2130 STOCKTON BLVD, BUILDING 300, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 520-2460 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 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)

                                   ** DUE TO COVID, CALL AHEAD TO VERIFY HOURS

The Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic (MHUCC) is a walk-in clinic for individuals with an urgent mental health need. The MHUCC is a client-centered program that focuses on providing immediate relief to individuals and families in distress. The program intends to avert psychiatric emergency room visits and involuntary hospitalizations. As a walk-in clinic, the MHUCC welcomes anyone experiencing mental health-distress regardless of age and ability to pay. Individuals experiencing non-psychiatric emergencies are encouraged to visit their local emergency room or call 911.

Services Offered: 

  • A safe space for individuals and families, peer support and onthe- spot counseling

  • Crisis interventions, psychiatric evaluations and clinical assessments

  • Referrals and linkages to community resources

  • Brief medication management services (excluding controlled substances)

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

The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, considering suicide. They also take calls from third parties who are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. They are available to listen and understand, and to offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.

Crisis Chat and Texting are support services available for individuals to engage with one of our extensively trained staff. Crisis Chat and Texting are not meant for emergent life-threatening situations. If you or someone you know is in immediate suicidal crisis, call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines or 911.

The Source

PHONE/TEXT: (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

The Source is a foster youth and resource family urgent response program, administered by the Sacramento Children’s Home. The Source aims to provide support to resource families and current or former foster youth during times of crisis and struggle. The program features urgent crisis support, which includes a free hotline for youth and families, available 24-hours per day, seven days a week. The Source is also available via text message, live online chat, and through social media. In addition to robust phone support, The Source also provides in person urgent response in the community as well as follow up community support to help youth and caregivers during crises. Resource families are provided with case management, mental health services, referrals, and respite activities when applicable.

Trevor Project Crisis Line

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

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

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

  • Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.

  • TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.

  • TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678-678.

Veteran 24-Hour Crisis Line (National)

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

 

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of them are Veterans themselves.A trained responder will answer your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.

Eligibility

  • All Veterans

  • All Service Members

  • National Guard and Reserve

  • Their family member and friends

WEAVE 24-Hour Crisis Line

1900 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

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

WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peer counselors. Help is available in over 23 languages. Call whenever you feel the need to talk, regardless of whether the incident just occurred, or occurred months or even years ago.

Youth Health Network

401 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 | PHONE: (833) 333-2946 | WEBSITE

The Youth Help Network provides outreach and crisis support to transition-age youth (TAY), ages 16 through 25 years old, in areas where TAY are known to congregate. Site-based staff and street teams provide on demand crisis support, reduce geographic barriers, improve timeliness to services via a “fast pass” linkage approach, and provide outreach and information via a secured website and targeted social media.

 

HOMELESS SERVICES

Guest House Homeless Clinic 

600 BERCUT DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 440-1500 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: WALK-INS TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 10:00 AM | THURSDAYS 1:00 PM | ARRIVE EARLY

The Guest House Homeless Clinic Offers outpatient medication and mental health support services to adults experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental health challenges. Guest House provides consumers with access to mental health and supportive services. They support their consumers by offering voluntary outpatient mental health support services, peer and group supports, medication and street outreach. Guest House also offers co-occurring groups and services to support individuals struggling with both mental health and addiction challenges. Staff work with consumers on their path to recovery by fostering wellness, optimism, and self-reliance.

Connections Lounge is drop in center for anyone experiencing homelessness. Laundry services, light refreshments and other community support are provided.

Services Provided:

  • Medication Support

  • Outreach

  • Entitlement Support (GA/SSI/SSD/Medi-Cal)

  • Referrals to programs to assist with interim and long-term housing

  • Individual Therapy

  • Co-Occurring Disorder Groups/Supports

  • Case Management

  • Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

  • Community Integration

  • Patient Assistance Program Application

 

Eligibility

Adults (ages 18+) experiencing mental health challenges who are also experiencing homelessness (or at risk of homelessness)

Referral Sources

Guest House accepts new consumers on a walk in basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am and Thursdays at 1pm. Arrive early to ensure you are seen.

Homeless Teens and Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite 

815 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 561-4900 | WEBSITE

Administered by Wind Youth Services, provides mental health crisis respite care, via a drop in center or pre-planning.

 

Services Offered

  • Screening

  • Planning

  • Crisis intervention

  • Enriching workshops

  • Health screenings

  • Groups

  • Crisis counseling

  • Case management

 

Eligibility

  • Youth ages13-25 years old

  • Experiencing overwhelming stress due to life circumstance and homelessness

Sacramento Young Adult Prevention and Intervention Program (SacYAPI)

PHONE: (916) 525-5965 | WEBSITE

SacYAPI works hard to support folks ages 12-24 who may be experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness. Through system navigation, landlord/roommate mediation, warm hand-offs to appropriate services, family reunification, application and referral assistance, and other creative solutions, SacYAPI strives to advocate for and guide youth towards greater housing stability and healing.

 

Eligibility

  • Youth ages12-24 years old

  • Experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness

Specialized Multiple Advocate Resource Team (SMART)

600 BERCUT DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 440-1500 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: WALK-INS ARE WELCOME ON FRIDAYS

El Hogar’s Specialized Multiple Advocate Resource Team’s (SMART) mission is to provide services that contribute to the mental health and emotional well-being of individuals and families in the community. SMART assists Sacramento County residents, who are experiencing homelessness and struggling with a mental health disability, to connect SSI/ SSDI services which improves their health, housing and financial outcomes. SMART has a unique partnership with local Social Security Administration and Disability Determination Services branches which helps with the expedited application process. SMART serves as a “one stop shop” where individuals can often complete an SSI application with a trained Benefits Specialist who can walk them through the entire process.

Eligibility

Applicants must have eligibility for, and/or be currently enrolled in an outpatient mental health treatment program and have all of the following:

  • Age 64 and under

  • Disabled and cannot work for 12 months

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident prior to 8/20/1996

 

Additionally, SMART applicants must:

  • Be clean and sober at least 90 days

  • Have medical history showing severity of medical and mental health conditions

Links

Referral Form

Program Brochure

Walking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Waking the Village offers housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. Young parents experience healthy living, intensive mentoring, parent coaching and college support so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives, and leaders in the lives of their children and communities.

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows

offers two shared housing sites for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 18 - 21 that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime. One site serves families and the other serves non-parenting individuals for up to 18 months. Both sites follow the Tubman House model of intensive services and community building. In the spirit of Audre Lorde, both houses are also rooted in a fierce commitment to creating a better world for our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters who are so often left behind. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento Young Adult Prevention and Intervention Program

SacYAPI works hard to support folks ages 12-24 who may be experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness. Through system navigation, landlord/roommate mediation, warm hand-offs to appropriate services, family reunification, application and referral assistance, and other creative solutions, SacYAPI strives to advocate for and guide youth towards greater housing stability and healing.To connect with a Prevention and Intervention Coordinator, call or text (916) 525-5965 and a Coordinator will connect with you.

Referral Form

The Doorway

The Doorway is a rapid rehousing program funded by HUD and run in partnership with Wind Youth Services. The Doorway offers up to two years of housing and support in 12 apartments for homeless youth that are pregnant and parenting between 18 - 24 years old. Based on the Tubman model, the Doorway offers intensive coaching and program engagement in a more independent setting.  Residents of The Doorway are ready to maintain an apartment and we provide support as they stabilize income, settle into career, and become fully self-sufficient.

Tubman House

Provides 24 months of housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. At Tubman, young parents experience a holistic program centered on youth development, the strengthening of physical and mental health, educational attainment, career development, and financial management so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives and leaders in the lives of their children and community. Children experience stability and blossom in a nurturing home with an on site child development program. In exchange for housing and support, Tubman residents lead Youth Corps, developing leadership and spearheading projects to build up their neighborhoods, schools, and natural spaces. Youth Corps reconnects youth to their community as leaders.

Waitlist Form

LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

 

Crime Victims Services (Sacramento LGBTQ Center)

PHONE: (916) 442-0185 ext. 126 | EMAIL | WEBSITE

We support community members who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, violence, trafficking, hate crimes, or other physical, emotional, or financial abuse at the hands of law enforcement, at home, in school, in healthcare settings, at work, or anywhere in our community.

 

Advocates are available to listen and support you regardless of circumstance and can offer direct assistance and community resource navigation to help you feel safe, welcome, and on a path to thrive. Services are free and available to all eligible community members regardless of immigration status.

Services Offered

  • Reporting Assistance: You may not fully understand what has happened to you or think of it  as a crime, but you can report any incident of bias or hate through our website. You may also call the Center or come in to receive assistance as you advocate in filing official reports.

  • Legal Aid: Free legal services are available for survivors.

  • Mental Health Support: Free counseling and support groups are available to victims of crime.

  • Emergency Shelter: Free emergency shelter in a motel for up to 5-nights for 18+ year old victims of crime and their families.

  • Q-Spot Youth Center: Free drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 including respite, peer support, advocacy and mentorship, and homeless services including food, clothing, showers, laundry, phone charging, and other supplies.

  • Youth Transitional Housing: Transitional housing in 90-day STEP program, 24-months TLP program, or up to 6-months in a Host Home program may be available for 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness who have been victims of crime.

  • Additional Services Available: Crisis intervention, Victim Compensation Assistance, Employment Assistance, Housing Navigation, and Life Skills Workshops.

Gender Health Center: Counseling Services

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 201, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE 

HOURS OF OPERATION: APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO WALK-INS. 

At the Gender Health Center, counseling services focus on queer-informed narrative therapy. This modality of therapy utilizes the power of peoples’ personal stories. Community members are encouraged, through a respectful and cooperative relationship, to address the issues in their lives that exist amidst social, political, and cultural contexts.

Danielle's Place Respite Program

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 103, ROOM 101, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Danelle’s Place is a thrice-weekly trans safe drop-in respite and social space for community members who need a break from the stress of daily life. They provide rest and relaxation, individual and group chat, and recreational activities such as board game and video game nights. 

Although the food we served was more substantial before Covid-19 (folks could use microwave, rice cooker, table with utensils) we are still offering individually packaged food to community members to reduce the spread of Covid-19 to the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in Sacramento. Post-covid we will resume to offer more communal resources such as our free charging stations and access to wifi. Below is a list of currently available resources to our community: 

  • Sanitation supplies such as soap and hand sanitizer

  • Deodorant 

  • Moisturizer

  • Backpacks

  • Blankets

  • Food

  • Water

  • Clothing

  • Socks

  • Shaving products

  • Menstruation supplies
     

Prior to covid we were offering the following social nights and will continue to do so as soon as we are able to safely do so. We are also in the process of starting more virtual community spaces so stay tuned!

 

  • Video Game Nights

  • Board Game Nights

  • Soffa-T (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies) Group

  • Trans Veterans Group

  • Monthly Vegan Food Event (stay tuned!)

Eligibility

  • Ages 18 and over

  • Identify as LGBTQ+ and/or allies

Lambda Lounge Adult Mental Health Respite Program

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 100 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, this program provides drop-in mental health respite care designed to prevent an acute mental health crisis from occurring, as well as suicide prevention support services. Adult community members are invited to come in, relax, take a break from the stressors of their lives and deescalate mental health conditions to prevent suicide, hospitalization, or incarceration. The program offers a variety of support groups focused on mitigating risk factors, building healthy relationships, health and wellness, etc. 

Eligibility:

  • 25 years or older

  • iIdentifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community

Q Spot Youth/Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite Prgram 

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 107 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 7-DAYS A WEEK | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, this program provides drop-in mental health respite care. The Q Spot provides a space to hang out amongst community peers, play video games, watch TV, enjoy snacks, do homework, get help with job applications, financial aid, or other resources. Youth receive social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.

Services Offered

  • Computer Lab & WiFi

  • LGBTQ+ Library

  • Art Projects

  • Life-Skills Workshop

  • HIV/HCV Testing

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Support Groups

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 13 through 23

  • Identify as LGBTQ+

The Ripple Effect

PHONE: (916) 891-0211 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by A Church for All, this program provides planned mental health respite care designed to prevent acute mental health crisis from occurring for adults ages eighteen and older, with an emphasis on people of color who may identify as LGBTQ. The program utilizes a peer run structure to increase social connectedness and operates a daily support group that helps participants overcome suicide risk factors. 

Trevor Project Crisis Line

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

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

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

  • Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.

  • TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.

  • TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678-678.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Mental Health Plan Members' Handbook

 

This booklet will help you know what specialty mental health services are, if you may get them, and how you can get help from the Sacramento County MHP. This booklet has two sections. The first section tells you how to get help from the Sacramento County MHP and how it works.The second section is from the State of California and gives you more general information about specialty mental health services. It tells you how to get other services, how to resolve problems, and what your rights are under the program. This booklet also tells you how to get information about the doctors, clinics and hospitals that the Sacramento County MHP uses to provide services and where they are located.

Sacramento Countywide Bullying Prevention Project

 

The goal of the Bullying Prevention Project is to support Sacramento County districts and their school sites as they implement bullying prevention programs and strategies. This initial project of the countywide Student Mental Health and Wellness Plan will allow each district to focus on a school-based bullying prevention program, provide staff training, promote student mental health and provide early interventions for students and families who need them.

This website features a variety of educator resources, lessons, workshops, webinars, and seminars to support the teaching of civic responsibility, tolerance, and social action to young people. History/social studies, English, art, and interdisciplinary units are available, consisting of topics in civic learning, bullying, religious-based harassment, homophobia, and anti-Semitism. Resources are available online and, in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stop Stigma Sacramento

The project ultimately seeks to reduce stigma and discrimination in Sacramento County by providing mental health information, resources and support to individuals and families. By educating the community on the facts about mental illness, we can eliminate the barriers people living with mental illness experience and provide a deeper understanding about mental health issues in general.

Explore the website to learn more about mental health and local resources; read personal stories from community members living with mental illness; and, to find out how you can help reduce stigma and discrimination in your community and get involved with the project.  

 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

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

PARENT SUPPORT

 

Capitol Adoptive Families Alliance Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 671-2030 | WEBSITE

Provides respite, support groups, trainings and community support with the intention of keeping adoptive families together in an environment where everyone thrives. While families may take great joy in providing care for their loved ones, the physical and emotional consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support.

Services Offered

  • Parent Support Groups

  • Teen Support Groups

  • Respite Drop-Off Program

  • Respite Family Camp

  • Respite Parent's Retreat

  • Respite Kids Camp

Eligibility

Adoptive families that are living is Sacramento County or have adopted through Sacramento County. This can be private or foster adoption.

Crisis Nursery

NORTH: 4533 PASADENA AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821| PHONE: (916) 679-3600 | WEBSITE 

SOUTH: 6699 SOUTH LAND PARK DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95831 | PHONE: (916) 394-2000

The Sacramento Children’s Home operates the county’s only Crisis Nursery. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is a family-strengthening program, where parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of two Sacramento nurseries for emergency childcare services or overnight care during difficult times.

  • Voluntary, confidential and free

  • Childcare services provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Children are cared for in a safe, loving and homelike environment

  • Age-appropriate play and learning activities

  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family

  • Two Crisis Nursery locations: South Sacramento & North Sacramento

  • Care provided to children newborn to five (ages 0-5)

 

The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is here if you need help caring for your children in tough times.

  • A sudden illness or accident

  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness

  • Emotional distress or frustration

  • Domestic violence

  • Homelessness

  • Drug or alcohol treatment

  • A medical or mental health situation

  • Employment or housing situation

 

Children may stay at the nurseries for up to 30 days. Each child has their own bed and is provided with all the essentials while they stay at the Nursery. This includes clothing and shoes, diapers and formula. The nursery provides nutritious homemade meals and snacks served family-style. Scheduled age-appropriate learning activities, playtime, mealtimes, and bedtime help structure the child’s experience. The ultimate goal of our program is to keep families together and reduce the number of young children that enter into the foster care system.

The Source

PHONE/TEXT: (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

The Source is a foster youth and resource family urgent response program, administered by the Sacramento Children’s Home. The Source aims to provide support to resource families and current or former foster youth during times of crisis and struggle. The program features urgent crisis support, which includes a free hotline for youth and families, available 24-hours per day, seven days a week. The Source is also available via text message, live online chat, and through social media. In addition to robust phone support, The Source also provides in person urgent response in the community as well as follow up community support to help youth and caregivers during crises. Resource families are provided with case management, mental health services, referrals, and respite activities when applicable.

Walking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Waking the Village offers housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. Young parents experience healthy living, intensive mentoring, parent coaching and college support so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives, and leaders in the lives of their children and communities.

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows

offers two shared housing sites for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 18 - 21 that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime. One site serves families and the other serves non-parenting individuals for up to 18 months. Both sites follow the Tubman House model of intensive services and community building. In the spirit of Audre Lorde, both houses are also rooted in a fierce commitment to creating a better world for our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters who are so often left behind. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento Young Adult Prevention and Intervention Program

SacYAPI works hard to support folks ages 12-24 who may be experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness. Through system navigation, landlord/roommate mediation, warm hand-offs to appropriate services, family reunification, application and referral assistance, and other creative solutions, SacYAPI strives to advocate for and guide youth towards greater housing stability and healing.To connect with a Prevention and Intervention Coordinator, call or text (916) 525-5965 and a Coordinator will connect with you.

Referral Form

The Doorway

The Doorway is a rapid rehousing program funded by HUD and run in partnership with Wind Youth Services. The Doorway offers up to two years of housing and support in 12 apartments for homeless youth that are pregnant and parenting between 18 - 24 years old. Based on the Tubman model, the Doorway offers intensive coaching and program engagement in a more independent setting.  Residents of The Doorway are ready to maintain an apartment and we provide support as they stabilize income, settle into career, and become fully self-sufficient.

Tubman House

Provides 24 months of housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. At Tubman, young parents experience a holistic program centered on youth development, the strengthening of physical and mental health, educational attainment, career development, and financial management so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives and leaders in the lives of their children and community. Children experience stability and blossom in a nurturing home with an on site child development program. In exchange for housing and support, Tubman residents lead Youth Corps, developing leadership and spearheading projects to build up their neighborhoods, schools, and natural spaces. Youth Corps reconnects youth to their community as leaders.

Waitlist Form

 

PHONE SUPPORT

Amala Youth Hopeline Call-In/Text-In Services

PHONE: (855) 952-6252 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: CALL-IN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

                                  TEXT LINE: WEDNESDAYS | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A completely confidential and HIPAA compliant counseling service that gives you the ability to interact with a dedicated peer counselor from virtually anywhere. Amala Hopeline is now offering the option to text-in to our lines for peer support and resources. During social distancing, many of our community’s youth do not have access to support outside of their homes or the ability for a quiet space to speak on the phone about things that they may need support with. Having a text-line will allow folks to reach out for help regardless of whether they have access to a quiet space or feel uncomfortable talking on the phone.

California Coalition for Youth Crisis Line

PHONE: (800) 843-5200 | WEBSITE

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

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. We have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California. What is a crisis? Anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Call us first to learn how to handle your current and/or future crises.

 

Consumer Operated Warm Line

720 HOWE AVENUE, SUITE 102, SACRAMENTO, CA 95835 | PHONE: (916) 366-4668 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Warmline is a non-crisis phone line which offers supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more.  The Warmline is staffed by a culturally diverse team of Cal Voices employees and volunteers, all of whom are living in recovery from mental illness. The Warmline also provides Wellness Recovery Action lan (WRAP) groups. The Warmline provides support services in the following languages: 

Crisis Text Line

TEXT: Text HOME to 741741 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK MESSENGER

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

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

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

The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, considering suicide. They also take calls from third parties who are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. They are available to listen and understand, and to offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.

Crisis Chat and Texting are support services available for individuals to engage with one of our extensively trained staff. Crisis Chat and Texting are not meant for emergent life-threatening situations. If you or someone you know is in immediate suicidal crisis, call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines or 911.

The Source Support Line for Youth

PHONE: (916) 787-SUPPORT (7678) | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

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

The Source aims to provide support to resource families and current or former foster youth during times of crisis and struggle. The program features urgent crisis support, which includes a free hotline for youth and families, available 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

Trevor Project Crisis Line

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

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

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

  • Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.

  • TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.

  • TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678-678.

Veteran 24-Hour Crisis Line (National)

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

 

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of them are Veterans themselves.A trained responder will answer your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.

Eligibility

  • All Veterans

  • All Service Members

  • National Guard and Reserve

  • Their family member and friends

WEAVE 24-Hour Crisis Line

1900 KSTREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

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

WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peer counselors. Help is available in over 23 languages. Call whenever you feel the need to talk, regardless of whether the incident just occurred, or occurred months or even years ago.

 

Respite Programs

Respite Programs provide a safe environment in which participants increase their knowledge of available supports and how to access them, improve well-being, reduce stress, increase connectedness and reduce feelings of isolation, decrease risk of harm, and reduce visits to the emergency room and psychiatric hospitals

Abiding Hope Respite House (Crisis)

9916 Zion Way, Sacramento, CA 95827 | PHONE: (916) 287-4860 | WEBSITE

Abiding Hope is a 7 to 14 day respite facility for individuals 18 years of age and older with psychiatric disability. We provide a short-term alternative to an emergency department visit, or acute hospitalization for persons experiencing overwhelming stress, which can be alleviated with a brief respite stay. Abiding Hope Respite House is a coed facility that houses a maximum of five clients each day.

Services Offered:

  • Resource linkage, including regular check-ins to discuss goals and distribute appropriate materials

  • Care management to coordinate care and reduce emergency room visits

  • Onsite life skills groups to promote positive socialization and healthy coping skills

  • Transportation to appointments, meetings and other resources

 

To utilize respite services an individual must:

  • have a TB clearance

  • have 2 weeks of sobriety

  • be able to manage their own medication

  • not be currently at risk for self harm

  • not have a physical disability that affects their mobility

 

Referral Sources

  • Referrals may come from emergency rooms, law enforcement, outpatient case managers and shelters.

  • To self-refer, individuals may call (916) 287-4860 to participate in a phone screening to determine if they are eligible for services. 

Capitol Adoptive Families Alliance Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 880-0234 | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Provides temporary relief for adoptive families that are caring for children with complex mental health issues living in or have adopted in Sacramento County.

While families may take great joy in providing care for their loved ones, the physical and emotional consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the whole family, which research shows, is beneficial for everyone involved.

 

Respite provides a positive experience for the entire family! Children will be supervised by qualified staff. Children will have the opportunity to participate in fun recreational activities.

Services Offered

  • Respite Drop-Off Program

  • Respite Family Camp

  • Respite Parent's Retreat

  • Respite Kids Camp

Eligibility

Adoptive families that are living is Sacramento County or have adopted through Sacramento County. This can be private or foster adoption.

Caregiver Crisis Intervention Respite Program

8241 AUBURN BLVD, SUITE 265, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610 | PHONE: (916) 728-9333 | WEBSITE

Administered by Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, this program helps decrease hospitalizations due to mental health crises of family caregivers of dementia patients. The program provides funding for respite care, family consultation, home visits and an assessment with a Master’s level clinician to develop a care plan focused on services, supports and wellness. The program serves adult caregivers of all age groups with the majority of caregivers being in the 60+ age range. 

Eligibility

A client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 or caring for someone 60+ regardless of diagnosis and requiring assistance with 2 or more activities of a daily living  

Danielle's Place Respite Program

2020 29TH STREET, SUITE 103, ROOM 101, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 455--2391 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Danelle’s Place is a thrice-weekly trans safe drop-in respite and social space for community members who need a break from the stress of daily life. They provide rest and relaxation, individual and group chat, and recreational activities such as board game and video game nights. 

Although the food we served was more substantial before Covid-19 (folks could use microwave, rice cooker, table with utensils) we are still offering individually packaged food to community members to reduce the spread of Covid-19 to the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in Sacramento. Post-covid we will resume to offer more communal resources such as our free charging stations and access to wifi. Below is a list of currently available resources to our community: 

  • Sanitation supplies such as soap and hand sanitizer

  • Deodorant 

  • Moisturizer

  • Backpacks

  • Blankets

  • Food

  • Water

  • Clothing

  • Socks

  • Shaving products

  • Menstruation supplies
     

Prior to covid we were offering the following social nights and will continue to do so as soon as we are able to safely do so. We are also in the process of starting more virtual community spaces so stay tuned!

 

  • Video Game Nights

  • Board Game Nights

  • Soffa-T (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies) Group

  • Trans Veterans Group

  • Monthly Vegan Food Event (stay tuned!)

Eligibility

  • Ages 18 and over

  • Identify as LGBTQ+ and/or allies

Homeless Teens and Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite 

2130 STOCKTON BLVD, BUILDING 300, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817 | PHONE: (916) 561-4900 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY  7:00 AM - 6:00 PM | WEEKENDS 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Administered by Wind Youth Services, this program provides mental health crisis respite care, via a drop in center or pre-planning, to transition age youth age 13-25 years old, who are experiencing overwhelming stress due to life circumstance and homelessness. Services include screening, planning, crisis intervention, enriching workshops, health screenings, groups, crisis counseling and case management. 

Lambda Lounge Adult Mental Health Respite Program

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 100 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, this program provides drop-in mental health respite care designed to prevent an acute mental health crisis from occurring, as well as suicide prevention support services. Adult community members are invited to come in, relax, take a break from the stressors of their lives and deescalate mental health conditions to prevent suicide, hospitalization, or incarceration. The program offers a variety of support groups focused on mitigating risk factors, building healthy relationships, health and wellness, etc. 

Eligibility:

  • 25 years or older

  • iIdentifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community

Mental Health Crisis Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 737-7483 | WEBSITE

The Crisis Respite Center (CRC) is staffed 24/7 and serves any individual in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. There is no medical staff at the Crisis Respite Center and participation is completely voluntary. All individuals utilizing the Crisis Respite Center are be eligible to stay for up to 23 hours and expect service based in compassion, understanding and knowledge. While at the Crisis Respite Center, the primary goal is to offer a stable and supportive environment so that the “guest” is better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution-oriented mindset. Every guest will leave with an individualized resource plan. If transportation to the CRC is an issue, the CRC staff may be able to help.

Mental Health Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 453-1482 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by Saint John’s Program for Real Change, this program provides adult women and adult women and their children in immediate crisis with short-term mental health and supportive services for up to seven (7) days. Program Goals are to reduce emergency department visits and acute psychiatric hospitalizations and that clients will report an improvement in their recovery journey. 

Services Offered

  • Assessment

  • Treatment planning 

  • Resource linkage 

  • Crisis intervention

  • Family intervention  

  • Case management

Eligibility

  • Women in crisis

Q Spot Youth/Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite Prgram 

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 107 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 7-DAYS A WEEK | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, this program provides drop-in mental health respite care. The Q Spot provides a space to hang out amongst community peers, play video games, watch TV, enjoy snacks, do homework, get help with job applications, financial aid, or other resources. Youth receive social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.

Services Offered

  • Computer Lab & WiFi

  • LGBTQ+ Library

  • Art Projects

  • Life-Skills Workshop

  • HIV/HCV Testing

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Support Groups

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 13 through 23

  • Identify as LGBTQ+

The Ripple Effect

PHONE: (916) 891-0211 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by A Church for All, this program provides planned mental health respite care designed to prevent acute mental health crisis from occurring for adults ages eighteen and older, with an emphasis on people of color who may identify as LGBTQ. The program utilizes a peer run structure to increase social connectedness and operates a daily support group that helps participants overcome suicide risk factors. 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

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

This program provides a crucial means of conveying mental health and other health related concerns, social and educational support to Iu Mien community members between the ages of early 40s to late 80s. It allows participants to share stories, current events, community resources, as well as learn from resource providers. The group often has guest speakers from local community providers that educate about healthy living, including: management of chronic disease, nutrition, financial literacy, etc.

 

There are several annual events held during the year to help participants deal with depression, stress, and isolation as well as to bring family and friends together. We host annual Lunar New Year in January or February, annual BBQ and Picnic at the Park in the summer, annual field trip in fall, and annual Thanksgiving celebration in November. These events allow the elderly participants to take leadership roles and take ownership of the event. By taking these roles, it gives the seniors a sense of belonging and worth in the Iu Mien community. Many enjoy them and look forward to participating every year.

Individuals also have opportunity to participate in a light exercise at the end of the Wednesday program. 

Eligibility

  • Iu Mien community members between the ages of early 40s to late 80s

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La Familia: Senior Companionship Program

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

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Senior Companionship Program provides home visitation and assistance to isolated Latino seniors. 

Senior Link

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

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY – SATURDAY |  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

The SeniorLink program is designed to provide support services to older adults (age 55+) experiencing isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety. Our culturally diverse staff reach out to program participants in their homes or community settings and assist with improving their health and wellness, collaborating with health care providers, increasing opportunities for socialization, and providing transportation services as needed.

Services Provided

  • Activities and Outings

  • Collaboration with Health Care Providers

  • Transportation and Referral Services

  • Cultural Groups

  • Volunteer Activities

  • Advocacy

  • Skill Development

Eligibility

  • Older adults (55 years of age or 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

Referral Source (Referral Form)

SeniorLink accepts referrals for participants from anyone

Senior Peer Counseling | Supporting Community Connections: Older Adult Program

720 HOWE AVENUE, SUITE 102, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 | PHONE: (916) 855-5444 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY – FRIDAY |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

The Senior Peer Counseling/Supporting Community Connections program provides peer counseling, referrals, community connection and advocacy for adults 55 years and older, who are isolated, homebound older adults in Sacramento County by linking caring volunteers with older people in need of a friend. In just a couple hours per week, volunteers are able to reduce isolation, and improve quality of life­, all while building new connections within the community. The program also provides community education and training about mental health issues, cultural competency and the value of volunteering. 

Eligibility

  • Older adults (55 years of age or older)  

  • Residents of Sacramento County 

  • Experiencing isolation or homebound

Consider volunteering as a Senior Peer Counselor!

Referral Source

Senior Peer Counseling accepts referrals for participants from anyone.

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES

Community based agencies work collaboratively throughout the County to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate suicide prevention support services designed to increase access to and linkage with needed services; improve self-reported life satisfaction and well-being; reduce risk factors and enhance of protective factors; divert from crisis services or decrease need for crisis services; decrease suicide risk; increase knowledge of available resources and supports; and enhance connectedness and reduce isolation. Each program is specifically tailored to meet the needs of their respective communities. 

Asian Pacific Community Counseling: Supporting Community Connections

7273 14TH AVENUE, #120B, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | PHONE: (916) 383-6783 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: CALL FOR SCHEDULE

Supporting Community Connections (SCC) is a suicide prevention outreach program for the Cantonese, Hmong and Vietnamese speaking communities in Sacramento County. The program aims to bring awareness, reduce stigma, increase protective factors, reduce risk factors and lend a voice to these communities. They provide API-relevant education on suicide prevention to schools, community centers, and at community events. They increase protective factors by offering classes and support groups in native languages to fight risk factors such as limited acculturation, loneliness, and hopelessness. They also empower participants by providing the skills for community members to be part of the campaign.

In addition to outreach activities throughout the community, APCC has the Family Wellness Center (FWC), a place for community members to come and participate in activities in a safe, welcoming environment. The FWC offers a variety of classes and groups structured to address needs identified by the communities themselves. English as a Second Language, Computer Skills taught in Vietnamese and Ballroom Dancing are just a few of the offerings meant to decrease isolation, increase acculturation and improve fitness. 

 

Children's Receiving Home: Supporting Community Connections

3555 AUBURN BLVD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821 | PHONE: (916) 616-2397 | EMAILWEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Supporting Community Connections (SCC) offers educational groups on the Children’s Receiving Home campus and in the community that teach youth how to use resources to promote health and well-being. Individual case management and peer support is also provided by SCC staff to both TAY in the community and on campus as needed to facilitate linkages, connecting homeless and runaway youth with community resources and emergency supplies. Outreach to TAY is conducted through multiple events throughout the year including Pride, Suicide Prevention Walks, and local wellness fairs.

 

Groups include:

  • SuicideTALK curriculum for suicide prevention open to TAY in the community and on campus, as well as to staff and community partners

  • Life Skills Groups for adolescent foster youth on campus

  • Adolescent Social Skills and Self Advocacy groups open to adolescent foster youth on campus

  • My Life, My Choice curriculum for at risk adolescent foster youth on campus

  • LGBTQ Teen Support group which is open to TAY in the community and on campus

  • Seeking Safety Evidence Based Practice curriculum for trauma and substance use which is open to adolescent foster youth on campus

 

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 12-23

Self-Referral Form

Consumer Operated Warm Line

720 HOWE AVENUE, SUITE 102, SACRAMENTO, CA 95835 | PHONE: (916) 366-4668 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Warmline is a non-crisis phone line which offers supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more.  The Warmline is staffed by a culturally diverse team of Cal Voices employees and volunteers, all of whom are living in recovery from mental illness. The Warmline also provides Wellness Recovery Action lan (WRAP) groups. The Warmline provides support services in the following languages:

Friends for Survival: Bereavement Support and Grief Services

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

HOURS OF OPERATION: TUESDAY - THURSDAY | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | PHONES ANSWERED 7-DAYS A WEEK

Friends for Survival offers help after a suicide death. Those whose loss is recent can lean upon the shoulders of those who have made progress in the difficult task of working through grief after a suicide death. The program provides a variety of peer support services that comfort, encourage and educate those in grief. 

Services Provided

 

  • 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

Register for groups

La Familia: Supporting Community Connections Program

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

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: (916) 227-2600

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Supporting Community Connections is Latino community support for all ages, open to anyone free of charge. The program connects The Latino community with suicide prevention resources and intervention training. La Familia works to build a mentally healthy and resilient Latino community through risk awareness workshops, support groups, senior companion groups and events.

Iu-Mien Community Services: Cultural Programs and Support Services

5657 STOCKTON BLVD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95824 | PHONE: (916) 383-3083 | WEBSITE

IMCS supports the physical and mental well-being of Iu Mien community members in Sacramento and surrounding areas. We offer a safe and friendly environment for our community members to share their stories, engage with their peers, and support each other through difficult times. Our programs allow participants to find an avenue to help combat their depression, stress, and isolation.

Services Provided

 

Eligibility

  • Iu Mien community members

Sacramento Native American Health Center

2020 J STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 341-0575 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: SEE CALENDAR

Sacramento Native American Health Center Recovery Services includes various groups and classes, including White Bison 12-Step Recovery Group, Healing Our People through Education (Drug and Alcohol structured curriculum), Anger Management, Parenting, Batterer’s Intervention, Culture is Prevention*, Two-Spirit talking circle*, and Yoga for Wellness*. Unless otherwise noted, group attendance requires an orientation appointment. *Open to community, do not require registration.

Slavic Assistance Center

2117 COTTAGE WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 | PHONE: (916) 925-1071 | WEBSITE

The Slavic Assistance Center provides immigration and naturalization, education and training, family health promotion, and community development services that help Slavic people and others to preserve their culture.

Services Offered

  • Radio program: Hope for the future. Address mental health / suicide prevention issues and appropriately and effectively for Russian-speaking Slavic Community members across all age groups. 

    • Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM, 1690 AM

  • Community Workshops: Topics for the community workshop may include but not be limited to the following: suicide prevention, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, co-occurring, developing supportive relationships.

The Living Room: African American Suicide Prevention

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) 234-0178 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (HOURS VARY BY LOCATION)

The Living Room is a comfortable, space that provides a calm and safe environment in which guests can resolve crises without more intensive intervention. The team, which includes trained Peer Care Coordinators, works to help each guest resolve their crisis with a supportive and compassionate approach.

Services Provided

  • Crisis Intervention (Telephone and In-person)

  • Individual Peer Counseling

  • Transportation

  • Case Management

  • Referrals To Mental Health And Social Services

  • Support Groups:

    • Drop-in: Support group for those seeking to reduce social isolation

    • Hope Alive: Managing Stress and Emotional Challenges During Difficult Times

    • New You: Recovery practices for those starting over after addictions, trauma, and loss

    • Life in Practice: Practical skills to succeed in life (Finances, Employment, Housing)

    • Safe Black Space: Empowering and Promoting Positive Self Image

    • Emotional Emancipation Circles

UC Davis: SacEDAPT/EDAPT

PHONE: (916) 734-3574 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SacEDAPT's recovery-based treatment approach provides services for 2 years, focusing on reducing and managing symptoms and distress, and improving individuals' ability to achieve success in independent roles.

Services Provided

Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment

Medication Management

Case Management and Support

Individual/Family Psychoeducation and Support Groups

Multi-family Psychoeducation and Support Groups

Supported Education and Employment

Peer and Family Advocate Support

Eligibility (SacEDAPT)

  • Ages 12-30 

  • Sacramento County residents 

  • Medi-Cal eligible or uninsured

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

 

Eligibility (EDAPT Clinic)

  • Ages 12-40

  • Insurance accepted by the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, or self-pay

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

Referral Process (SacEDAPT)

  • If you or someone you know is interested in clinical services through EDAPT or would like to learn more about our clinic, please contact (916) 734-7251or edapt@ucdavis.edu

  • Refer via EPIC for Medi-Cal Cases EPIC Instructions

Referral Process (EDAPT Clinic)

  • If you or someone you know is interested in clinical services through EDAPT or would like to learn more about our clinic, please contact (916) 734-3350 or edapt@ucdavis.edu

  • UCDH Physicians refer via EPIC  EPIC Instructions

 

WELLNESS/DROP-IN CENTERS

Asian Pacific Community Counseling: Family Resource Center

7273 14TH AVENUE, #120B, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | PHONE: (916) 383-6783 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: CALL FOR SCHEDULE

The Family Resource Center (FWC) is a place for community members to come and participate in activities in a safe, welcoming environment. The FWC offers a variety of classes and groups structured to address needs identified by the communities themselves. English as a Second Language, Computer Skills taught in Vietnamese and Ballroom Dancing are just a few of the offerings meant to decrease isolation, increase acculturation and improve fitness. 

Guest House Connections Lounge

600 BERCUT DRIVE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 440-1500 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Connections Lounge is drop in center for anyone experiencing homelessness. Laundry services, light refreshments and other community support are provided.

Eligibility

  • Experiencing homelessness

Wellness and Recovery Center

2500 MARCONI AVENUE, SUITE 100, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821 | PHONE: (916) 485-4175 | WEBSITE

7171 BOWLING DRIVE, SUITE 300, SACRAMENTO, CA 95823 | PHONE: (916) 394-9195 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Wellness and Recovery Center provides activities including curriculum driven and evidence-based skill building activities, vocational supports, family education, self- help, peer counseling and support. Services are collaboratively designed, culturally competent, member driven and wellness focused. Alternative therapies are offered in their Community Program that include consumer facilitated art and music expression, journaling, creative writing, yoga, 12-step recovery groups, goal setting, crisis planning, natural healing practices and other wellness services.

Key assets include a library, a resource center, and a computer lab that can be utilized by center participants and the general public interested in learning more about mental health and recovery. WRCs have scheduled programming and activities six days per week and are closed on Sundays. The North Center offers evening hours during the week as well as respite services.

Area.

Wind Youth Drop-In Center

815 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 561-4900 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | SATURDAY 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Wind Youth Drop-In Center is a safe, non-judgmental space for homeless and runaway youth away from the dangers of the street. Through the Drop-In Center, youth experiencing homelessness are offered a welcoming and age-appropriate environment away from the dangers of the street. Youth have access to our health clinic, which provides basic services and STD and HIV testing and education. In order to address the underlying causes of each youth’s situation, a full-time counselor is on staff at the Drop-In Center, and available to any youth.

Services Provided

  • Access to shelter

  • Warm meals

  • Peer support

  • California IDs & birth certificates

  • Laundry services

  • Employment assistance

  • Educational assistance

  • Case management services

  • Creative workshops

  • Therapeutic groups

  • Showers

  • Crisis intervention

  • Drop-in counseling

  • Mental health respite

  • Support Groups: Anger management, homelessness, employment, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, and self- esteem

Eligibility

  • Homeless and runaway youth

WOMEN'S RESOURCES

 

Afghan Women's Wellness Program

1111 HOWE AVENUE, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 | PHONE: (916) 492-2591 | EMAILWEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Through participation in non-stigmatizing Women’s Peer Support Groups, Afghan women will access support, linkages to services, and a safe and confidential space for discussions on domestic violence related topics that are pertinent, but often taboo within the Afghan community. The groups will help promote crucial preventive factors – which include community connectedness, coping skills and access to mental health services.

Through this online program, women can learn valuable life skills like how to care for themselves and their family, how to schedule medical and other appointments, how to apply for a driver’s license, how to manage finances, and much more. Women can join with a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and all sessions are facilitated in English/Dari/Farsi/Pashto/Urdu.

Black Mothers United: Pregnancy and Mental Health Support Services

4625 44TH STREET, ROOM 13, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | PHONE: (916) 558-4812 | EMAIL |  WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Black Mothers United is a program that provides education, resources, and support to expectant African American women living in Sacramento County. Their goal is to ensure smooth, safe, and healthy pregnancies, for the benefit of both mother and baby. They provide tools and resources to help clients have the best pregnancies possible. 

Services Offered

  • Transportation: provides transportation to those who need it for medical and pregnancy-related appointments

  • Pregnancy Coach: develops an individualized care plan that addresses each client’s unique needs.

  • Mommy Mingles: Offers monthly mommy mingles, open to all participants in the program.

  • Safe Sleep Baby: Provides education to parents, families and caregivers on how to safely sleep their baby.

Mental Health Respite Program

PHONE: (916) 453-1482 | EMAILWEBSITE

Administered by Saint John’s Program for Real Change, this program provides adult women and adult women and their children in immediate crisis with short-term mental health and supportive services for up to seven (7) days. Program Goals are to reduce emergency department visits and acute psychiatric hospitalizations and that clients will report an improvement in their recovery journey. 

Services Offered

  • Assessment

  • Treatment planning 

  • Resource linkage 

  • Crisis intervention

  • Family intervention  

  • Case management

Eligibility

  • Women in crisis

WEAVE: Services for Survivors

1900 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 920-2952 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 

SUPPORT AND INFORMATION: 24-HOURS A DAY/7-DAYS A WEEK

WALK-IN TRIAGE SERVICES: TUESDAY 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WEAVE serves women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

Services Provided

  • 24-hour support and information line

    • WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peer counselors. Help is available in over 23 languages.

    • Call whenever you feel the need to talk, regardless of whether the incident just occurred, or occurred months or even years ago.

  • Domestic Violence Group Counseling

    • WEAVE provides free 15 week group counseling to help women and men address the many issues related to being a victim of intimate partner/domestic violence. To start group counseling, clients must first attend an intake assessment during scheduled hours. CPS clients must complete an intake assessment and an individual pre-session prior to starting group.

  • Individual Counseling

    • WEAVE’s counseling program provides a safe environment to talk about one’s experiences and gain tools needed to cope with difficult emotions, improve one’s sense of self-esteem, self-determination and safety. 

    • Depending on the service you are seeking, counseling may be free or offered on a sliding scale. Counseling is offered for trauma, loss, parenting, relationship issues, and more. 

    • Couples or Family Counseling may be offered based on assessment of safety and needs.

    • Therapist are trained in evidence-based and trauma-informed practices.

Eligibility

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking

Programs and Services Flyer

 

YOUNG ADULTS

Amala Youth Hopeline Call-In/Text-In Services

PHONE: (855) 952-6252 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: CALL-IN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

                                  TEXT LINE: WEDNESDAYS | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A completely confidential and HIPAA compliant counseling service that gives you the ability to interact with a dedicated peer counselor from virtually anywhere. Amala Hopeline is now offering the option to text-in to our lines for peer support and resources. During social distancing, many of our community’s youth do not have access to support outside of their homes or the ability for a quiet space to speak on the phone about things that they may need support with. Having a text-line will allow folks to reach out for help regardless of whether they have access to a quiet space or feel uncomfortable talking on the phone.

California Coalition for Youth Crisis Line

PHONE: (800) 843-5200 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-HOURS A DAY | 7-DAYS A WEEK

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. We have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California. What is a crisis? Anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Call us first to learn how to handle your current and/or future crises.

Homeless Teens and Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite 

815 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 561-4900 | WEBSITE

Administered by Wind Youth Services, provides mental health crisis respite care, via a drop in center or pre-planning.

 

Services Offered

  • Screening

  • Planning

  • Crisis intervention

  • Enriching workshops

  • Health screenings

  • Groups

  • Crisis counseling

  • Case management

 

Eligibility

  • Youth ages13-25 years old

  • Experiencing overwhelming stress due to life circumstance and homelessness

Q Spot Youth/Transition Age Youth (TAY) Respite 

1015 20TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 442-0185, EXT. 107 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 7-DAYS A WEEK | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, this program provides drop-in mental health respite care. The Q Spot provides a space to hang out amongst community peers, play video games, watch TV, enjoy snacks, do homework, get help with job applications, financial aid, or other resources. Youth receive social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.

Services Offered

  • Computer Lab & WiFi

  • LGBTQ+ Library

  • Art Projects

  • Life-Skills Workshop

  • HIV/HCV Testing

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Support Groups

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 13 through 23

  • Identify as LGBTQ+

Iu Mien Community Services: S.A.E. Mien Youth Club

5625 STOCKTON BLVD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95824 | PHONE: (916) 383-3083 | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM

HOURS OF OPERATION: FRIDAYS | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Peer-run Youth Program offers a safe and fun environment for youth to socialize with their peers through positive activities. The program provides opportunities to increase knowledge about the Iu Mien culture and their community, identify healthy and unhealthy signs of mental and physical health issues, and develop leadership and social skills. 

Services Provided

  • Resume Writing

  • Movie Nights

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Team Building Games

  • Holiday Celebrations

  • Community Awareness

  • Mental Health

  • Field Trips

  • Leadership Activities

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 12-21

The Source

PHONE/TEXT: (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOKWEBSITE | EMAIL

The Source is a foster youth and resource family urgent response program, administered by the Sacramento Children’s Home. The Source aims to provide support to resource families and current or former foster youth during times of crisis and struggle. The program features urgent crisis support, which includes a free hotline for youth and families, available 24-hours per day, seven days a week. The Source is also available via text message, live online chat, and through social media. In addition to robust phone support, The Source also provides in person urgent response in the community as well as follow up community support to help youth and caregivers during crises. Resource families are provided with case management, mental health services, referrals, and respite activities when applicable.

Trevor Project Crisis Line

PHONE: (866) 488-7386 | TEXT: TEXT "START" TO 678-678 | CHATWEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: 24-HOURS A DAY | 7-DAYS A WEEK

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

  • Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.

  • TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.

  • TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678-678.

Walking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Waking the Village offers housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. Young parents experience healthy living, intensive mentoring, parent coaching and college support so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives, and leaders in the lives of their children and communities.

Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows

offers two shared housing sites for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 18 - 21 that are overcoming homelessness and are survivors of crime. One site serves families and the other serves non-parenting individuals for up to 18 months. Both sites follow the Tubman House model of intensive services and community building. In the spirit of Audre Lorde, both houses are also rooted in a fierce commitment to creating a better world for our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters who are so often left behind. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento Young Adult Prevention and Intervention Program

SacYAPI works hard to support folks ages 12-24 who may be experiencing any kind of housing instability or homelessness. Through system navigation, landlord/roommate mediation, warm hand-offs to appropriate services, family reunification, application and referral assistance, and other creative solutions, SacYAPI strives to advocate for and guide youth towards greater housing stability and healing.To connect with a Prevention and Intervention Coordinator, call or text (916) 525-5965 and a Coordinator will connect with you.

Referral Form

The Doorway

The Doorway is a rapid rehousing program funded by HUD and run in partnership with Wind Youth Services. The Doorway offers up to two years of housing and support in 12 apartments for homeless youth that are pregnant and parenting between 18 - 24 years old. Based on the Tubman model, the Doorway offers intensive coaching and program engagement in a more independent setting.  Residents of The Doorway are ready to maintain an apartment and we provide support as they stabilize income, settle into career, and become fully self-sufficient.

Tubman House

Provides 24 months of housing and support so that Sacramento’s homeless, parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. At Tubman, young parents experience a holistic program centered on youth development, the strengthening of physical and mental health, educational attainment, career development, and financial management so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives and leaders in the lives of their children and community. Children experience stability and blossom in a nurturing home with an on site child development program. In exchange for housing and support, Tubman residents lead Youth Corps, developing leadership and spearheading projects to build up their neighborhoods, schools, and natural spaces. Youth Corps reconnects youth to their community as leaders.

Waitlist Form

Wind Youth Services

815 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 | PHONE: (916) 561-4900 | WEBSITE

24-HOUR SHELTER LINE: 916-628-1492

 

YOUTH CENTER

The Wind Youth Center is a safe, non-judgmental space for homeless and runaway youth away from the dangers of the street. Through the Wind Youth Center, youth experiencing homelessness are offered a welcoming and age-appropriate environment away from the dangers of the street. Youth have access to our health clinic, which provides basic services and STD and HIV testing and education. In order to address the underlying causes of each youth’s situation, a full-time counselor is on staff at the Wind Youth Center, and available to any youth.

Services Offered

  • Access to shelter

  • Warm meals

  • Peer support

  • California IDs & birth certificates

  • Laundry services

  • Employment assistance

  • Educational assistance

  • Case management services

  • Creative workshops

  • Therapeutic groups

  • Showers

  • Crisis intervention

  • Drop-in counseling

  • Mental health respite

STREET OUTREACH

Wind Youth Services has the only homeless street outreach program in Sacramento. This program is designed to reach homeless youth where they are, build trusting relationships, and encourages them to access other resources and Wind’s comprehensive case management program, with an overarching goal of moving them from homelessness to a stable living situation.

Street Outreach Workers emphasize personal safety and crisis intervention. 

Services Offered

  • Shelter

  • Sack lunches

  • Transportation

  • Personal hygiene packs

  • First aid supples

  • Referrals & connections to other resources

  • HIV and STD testing and counseling

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Wind Youth Services provides two temporary, low barrier, emergency overnight shelters for youth ages 12-18 and 18-24. Our emergency shelter is the only of its kind in the greater Sacramento area, and provides a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, community environment.

Services Offered

  • Hot Meals

  • 365 days a year

  • Counseling

  • Case management

  • Life skills development

  • LGBTQ+ affirming

  • Personal safety

  • Pet friendly

  • Physical and mental health

  • Vital documents

  • Stable housing

  • Crisis management

  • School enrollment and support

  • Organized group activities

Youth Health Network

401 S STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 | PHONE: (833) 333-2946 | WEBSITE

The Youth Help Network provides outreach and crisis support to transition-age youth (TAY), ages 16 through 25 years old, in areas where TAY are known to congregate. Site-based staff and street teams provide on demand crisis support, reduce geographic barriers, improve timeliness to services via a “fast pass” linkage approach, and provide outreach and information via a secured website and targeted social media.

OTHER RESOURCES

 

La Familia: Community Health Navigator Program

5523 34TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | PHONE: (916) 383-6783 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

                                   TUESDAY AND THURSDAY | 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Services Provided

  • Medi-Cal enrollment and retention

  • Scheduling appointments

  • Health resources and referrals

  • Health awareness workshops – Diabetes, Nutrition and other Health Workshops in English and Spanish

  • Recreational Workshops – Zumba and Meditation

NAMI Sacramento

PHONE: (916) 364-1642 | WEBSITE

NAMI Sacramento is a self-supporting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the Sacramento Affiliate of the National

Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a grassroots, self-help, volunteer support and advocacy organization of consumers, family members and friends of persons afflicted with serious brain disorders (mental illnesses)

Services Provided

  • Support Groups

  • Education Classes

  • Presentations

Sacramento County Jail: Correctional Health Services

5523 34TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95820 | INMATE PATIENT CARE HOTLINE: (916) 875-9782 | WEBSITE

HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In order to provide the best physical and mental health services to our inmates, we have established an email address specifically for the purpose of addressing questions or concerns about those incarcerated in our facilities. We also have a central phone contact for our main office at Correctional Health Services. 

This email is set up for all of our customers, such as family members, attorneys, other correctional agencies, and other concerned parties.

How to contact Correctional Health Services:

Inmate patient care hotline

Please provide the information requested

  1. Name of inmate

  2. X-Reference Number (if known)

  3. Located at Main Jail or Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center

  4. Nature of Issue

  5. Contact name and phone number

  6. Additional contacts (family, attorney, etc.)

  7. When is response needed?

Our goal is to follow-up on issues within a 24-hour period. Please note that without a specific medical release, we cannot discuss the inmate’s healthcare, but we will follow up and tell you whether issues have been addressed.

Crime Victims Services (Sacramento LGBTQ Center)

PHONE: (916) 442-0185 ext. 126 | EMAIL | WEBSITE

We support community members who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, violence, trafficking, hate crimes, or other physical, emotional, or financial abuse at the hands of law enforcement, at home, in school, in healthcare settings, at work, or anywhere in our community.

 

Advocates are available to listen and support you regardless of circumstance and can offer direct assistance and community resource navigation to help you feel safe, welcome, and on a path to thrive. Services are free and available to all eligible community members regardless of immigration status.

Services Offered

  • Reporting Assistance: You may not fully understand what has happened to you or think of it  as a crime, but you can report any incident of bias or hate through our website. You may also call the Center or come in to receive assistance as you advocate in filing official reports.

  • Legal Aid: Free legal services are available for survivors.

  • Mental Health Support: Free counseling and support groups are available to victims of crime.

  • Emergency Shelter: Free emergency shelter in a motel for up to 5-nights for 18+ year old victims of crime and their families.

  • Q-Spot Youth Center: Free drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 including respite, peer support, advocacy and mentorship, and homeless services including food, clothing, showers, laundry, phone charging, and other supplies.

  • Youth Transitional Housing: Transitional housing in 90-day STEP program, 24-months TLP program, or up to 6-months in a Host Home program may be available for 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness who have been victims of crime.

  • Additional Services Available: Crisis intervention, Victim Compensation Assistance, Employment Assistance, Housing Navigation, and Life Skills Workshops.

Safe Black Space

PHONE: (530) 683-5101 | EMAIL | FACEBOOKWEBSITE

Safe Black Space Community Healing Circles started in April 2018 in response to increased racial tensions and trauma after the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22 year old Black man, by the Sacramento Police. Meant to provide a chance for Black people to deal with the rage, shock, fear, and sadness that so many of us were (and are) feeling.

Safe Black Space has mobilized a growing collective of local practitioners, community members and activists, faith leaders, educators and others of African ancestry. This village has been offering Safe Black Space Community Healing Circles on a monthly basis across Sacramento, as well as advocating locally and demanding justice in instances of racism and oppression.

Eligibility

  • People who self-identify as being of African ancestry 

  • Experiencing racial stress, anxiety, and/or trauma

  • Ages 14+

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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).

PHONE | (916) 366-4600

     FAX | (916) 855-5448

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