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Sacramento Resources

Everyone can use support sometimes. Someone is waiting to help you – whether you’re seeking a connection to concrete resources in your community, or to an empathetic listener for guidance and insight. While this is not a comprehensive list, these Sacramento County resources may help you access care that eases your burden this season and beyond.




Crisis Resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The Lifeline provides free 24/7 confidential support whether you’re in need of immediate help or you’re looking for prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call or text 988, or chat. For TTY, dial 711, then 988.


Crisis Text Line

Click the link or text ACES to 741741 for free crisis counseling 24/7.


CA Youth Crisis Line

Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Call 800-843-5200 for crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in your local community. CA Coalition for Youth provides access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.

Resources Near You

2-1-1 Sacramento

This free confidential information and referral service is available 24/7. Trained staff can refer you to over 1,600 services in the Sacramento area to help provide access to shelter, health care, food, and other resources and programs. You can dial 2-1-1, or search the directory for online resources and contact information.

Child Abuse & Childhood Adversity

ACEs Stress Busters Resources from 2-1-1

Search for local resources sorted by strategies proven to help reduce stress and build resilience, promoting healing from the impacts of ACEs.


Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Offers free and confidential services and resources for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, sexual assault, and child abuse all in one place. No appointments needed.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

My Sister’s House

Serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.


Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Offers free and confidential services and resources for victims of domestic violence – including restraining orders, and crisis intervention and safety planning – as well as elder abuse, human trafficking, sexual assault, and child abuse all in one place. No appointments needed.



Provides crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. WEAVE also collaborates to provide 24/7 response, outreach, and services for victims of sex trafficking.

Food, Housing & Homelessness

First Step Communities

Offers three types of emergency shelters and temporary housing/camping programs. The North A street shelter holds 80 beds for adults. The Grove offers tiny homes for transitional age youth, and Miller Park SafeGround is a safe camping and parking program. Their shelters and tiny homes offer mental health services, medical clinics, and weekly community group gatherings.


Loaves and Fishes

As the largest homeless service provider in Sacramento, Loaves & Fishes is dedicated to providing warm meals, essential survival supplies and an array of services for nearly 1,000 adults and children daily.


Next Move

Provides several shelters to families, single adults, and former foster youth, and supports community members in accessing the housing, healthcare, and social services they need to achieve economic stability.


Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

Offers food, diapers, utility assistance, and legal services to residents in need. Click here or call 2-1-1 to find a food distribution site near you.


Waking the Village

Housing programs that provide stable and nurturing home environments for young families experiencing homelessness and artistic hubs rooted in the belief that young people need creativity and expression embedded into their lives in order to thrive and flourish.


Wind Youth Services

Include basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay for homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24. The Wind Youth Center is a non-judgmental space, and the area’s only emergency shelter and drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth. Services also include case management, basic health care and testing, counseling, peer support, employment and educational assistance, crisis intervention, and more. For more info, call 916-561-4900.

Giving & Volunteering Locally

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

As the Sacramento region’s primary provider of philanthropic services, they help people who want to give back to their community, connecting people who care with causes that matter.


United Way California Capital Region

The local United Way brings people together to make community change happen, working to significantly reduce poverty in the region by helping kids excel in school, investing in families, and strengthening schools. Donate via payroll deduction to vetted nonprofits, or sign up for local opportunities to volunteer.

Health Care

One Community Health

Works to create a healthier Sacramento by increasing access to care for all members of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or ability to pay. This private, nonprofit federally qualified health center serves the greater Sacramento area, offering preventive care, routine checkups, immunizations, acute and chronic illness management, a teen clinic, STI testing, pediatric services, dental care, and pharmaceutical support. Payment options include Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered CA plans, and more. Find a clinic near you.


Sacramento Native American Health Center

This Midtown Sacramento community-owned and operated federally Qualified Health Center provides a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. SNAHC continues and shares the legacy of a healthy American Indian and Alaska Native community based on cultural values delivered through a traditional, innovative and accessible patient-centered health home. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care. SNAHC provides pediatric and adult medicine, mental health services, laboratory services, dental care, substance abuse services, wellness programs, nutrition and diabetes care, and home visitation.


WellSpace Health

Offers a full range of quality medical care, dental care for children and adolescents, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. WellSpace Health designs and delivers integrated care that treats the whole person, body and mind, with a people-first approach centering competence and compassion.

Incarcerated Family Member Support

We’ve Been Sentenced

A community action project dedicated to healing and strengthening emotional connections among families affected by mass incarceration. Through screenings of a powerful documentary about the lived experiences of a Sacramento family, letter-writing campaigns, and community and youth workshops, the project promotes social and emotional health for those living with a family member’s incarceration


Gender Health Center

Mental health, advocacy, and healthcare services centering Queer and Trans People of Color.


PFLAG Sacramento

Building on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies, PFLAG educates and advocates by tabling and sponsoring events, sharing stories through a Speakers Panel, sharing a Resource Library, and providing confidential monthly support groups.


Sacramento Area Rainbow Families

Provides play dates, resources, educational activities, and workshops to LGBTQ parents (and prospective parents) and families. A safe space that allows LGBTQIA families from across the region to connect, share resources, and build community.


Sacramento LGBT Community Center

The Center works to create a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive. They support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.


Trans and Queer Youth Collective

Uplifts trans and queer youth through virtual and in-person programming; creating access to gender-affirming resources, tools for mental well-being, and a chosen family of community support.

Mental Health Care

La Familia Counseling Center

Provides multicultural counseling, outreach and support services to low income, at-risk youth and families. All services are free and bilingual staff members are available.


NAMI Sacramento

A grassroots, self-help, volunteer support and advocacy organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness.


SacMap from Cal Voices

 An online resource directory of behavioral health programs and services, with a focus on programs that do not require a formal referral. Many are available at no-cost.

Sacramento County Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services

Treatment and services for youth and adults struggling with substance use.


Sacramento Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

Provides services on a voluntary, walk-in basis to county residents of all ages who are experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis, regardless of ability to pay. An alternative to emergency departments for those in crisis or experiencing an urgent mental health need and seeking mental health care.


Sacramento Youth Mental Health

A youth-led coalition committed to creating a safe space to combat stigma and bridge gaps between in-need teens and applicable resources.


WellSpace Health

Offers a full range of quality medical care, dental care for children and adolescents, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. WellSpace Health designs and delivers integrated care that treats the whole person, body and mind, with a people-first approach centering competence and compassion.


Youth Help Network

Provides free, short-term services and support to youth ages 16 to 25 years old who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis. For questions or to connect to services, call or text (916) 860-9819.

Parenting & Caregiving

Birth and Beyond

These Family Resource Centers are welcoming places offering a range of free services, activities, and opportunities that support positive parenting skills and establish a community network for families. Services include crisis intervention, home visitation, school readiness, parenting workshops, support groups, playgroups, community leadership and after-school tutoring for kids, along with community celebrations and events.


First 5 Sacramento

Provides families with tools and support for raising children through the first five years of life – the period during which 90% of brain development takes place. First 5 Sacramento connects families with programs that give children a healthy start. Learn more about their family resource centers, ​programs for children and families, a kit for new parents, and their Parent Leadership Training Institute.


Help Me Grow Sacramento

Helps caregivers better understand and promote their child’s early milestones, and advances the use of developmental screenings to connect families with resources to ensure children achieve their optimal, healthy development. If you have questions about how your child is growing, learning, behaving or speaking, Help Me Grow can help.

The Source

Get 24/7 support in handling life’s challenges, assistance in overcoming family conflicts, and referrals to community programs. Help for youth up to age 26 and caregivers, with priority given to current and former foster youth and caregivers of foster youth.

Recreation & Resilience

Sacramento Public Library of Things

A great option for helping make or do something special for oneself or others without the price tag, the Sacramento Public Library’s lesser known Library of Things enables Sacramento library card holders to borrow items like home care and yard tools, musical instruments, photography equipment, and more.


Street Soccer USA – Sacramento

Empowers underserved communities through soccer, providing an alternative to the pay-to-play model with a focus on social impact. Street Soccer creates safe places to play, supplying trained, caring coaches and an evidence-based curriculum to build important skills that encourage positive life changes.


YMCA of Superior California

More than a pool or gym, the Y is dedicated to the positive development of youth, healthy living for people of all ages, and addressing the critical needs of the community. With programs from athletics to advocacy, dance to disease prevention, and cycling to child care, the Y works with everyone regardless of financial situation to ensure an opportunity to participate.

Youth Development

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Works to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Their one-to-one mentoring program primarily benefits children ages 7-18 who are being raised by single parents, grandparents or other extended family, and foster families.


Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento

Offers a variety of proven programs designed to empower kids and teens to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. Programs are tailored to local communities and customized by age group for young people ages 6-18.


Capital Star Community Services
Provides individual and family counseling, psychiatric care, medication management, crisis intervention services, housing, education, and vocational support, independent living, skills development, peer support, and after-school groups/activities for transitional age youth.


PRO Youth and Families

Partners with schools, community organizations, and local governments to engage youth in opportunities that inspire hope. Offers a variety of direct service programs for youth and supports the Youth & Family Collective initiative that uplifts community organizations, drives collaboration, and fosters capacity-building for responsive youth and family programs and services.


Race and Gender Equity Project

RAGE Project provides support, resources, leadership development, and power-building alongside young people ages 13-26. They also provide transformational coaching and consulting services, along with education, advocacy, and research.


Tower of Youth

Works to educate, organize, and influence young people ages 13-24 to master the digital arts through tools and trainings to forge media literacy, self-expression, and civic engagement.

More Local Resources

Brother Be Well – My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento

Empowering boys and men of color to understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), work through trauma, and know their power in navigating public and private health and mental healthcare systems.


Earth Mama Healing

Provides access to several youth empowerment opportunities with a focus on health and wellness through its Nurtured Girls, Empowered Women Institute.


El Hogar Community Services

Provides services that contribute to the mental health and emotional well-being of individuals and families in the community.


The 5th Direction

Works with Tribal youth and communities to promote cultural strength and revitalization.


Hope Cooperative

Dedicated to the independence and empowerment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders, including those experiencing homelessness.


Improve Your Tomorrow

Works to increase the number of young men of color to attend and graduate from colleges and universities.


Latino Leadership Council

Works to advance cultural strength, leadership, and well-being within the Latino community.


Los Rios Community College District Student Health and Wellness Services

An array of health and wellness resources, programs, and services available to students of Los Rios Community College District.


Native Dads Network

Offers support to parents and their families using a culturally rich model that inspires, motivates, and strengthens families and their communities.


Neighborhood Wellness Foundation

Works with the community of Del Paso Heights and surrounding Sacramento neighborhoods to navigate and disrupt intergenerational trauma and poverty.


The Sac Connect

 Resources for underrepresented transitional age youth and young adults to support access to mental health services.


The Sacramento Children’s Home

Services focus on child abuse prevention, intervention, and mental health treatment for the area’s most at-risk children and families.


Sacramento Youth Center

Provides relationship-based and empowerment-driven youth development services to underserved youth via two centers, field trips, mentoring, and community service programs.


2nd Chance 4 Kids

Provides homeless and underprivileged children with clothing, school supplies, toys, social services, youth advocacy programs, and more.


Stanford Settlement

Offers a variety of programs and services for residents of the Gardenland/Northgate, North Sacramento, and Natomas communities, including after school groups and summer day camp for children, a teen center, a senior center, and support for accessing existing resources.


Stanford Sierra Youth and Families

Provides a continuum of care to empower youth and families to overcome challenges together, and connects youth in foster care to permanent loving families. Monthly parents and caregivers support groups open to all.


Turning Point Community Programs

Empowers people of all ages and identities to live their best lives through the delivery of quality behavioral health and social services.


West Sacramento Mercy Coalition

Programs include emergency food, shelter, clothing, and resource referral; the 60-bed Project Homekey operated by the City of West Sacramento; weekly life-skills support groups; a Jobs And Mentoring Academy; rotating Winter Warming Centers and the Recovery Cafe West Sac.


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