Guide to Resources in Sacramento

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Strong Youth Strong Communities Support to Help You

Guide to Resources in Sacramento

Resources for Youth in the Sacramento, CA area

The SYSC Resource Guide links you to services and programs in your community that supports health, wellness, and overall well-being. These resources are intended to help in building a network that will enable and empower you to become a Stronger Youth and help us to create a Stronger Community.  We hope that you will engage them as needed and share these contacts with friends, family, neighbors, and peers as tools to address the various challenges that you and others may face today or in the future.

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ASDL Services

General mental health counseling. Comprehensive professional counseling to children who manifest significant emotional and/or behavioral problems. Marital counseling, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and child abuse counseling. Group therapy including: offenders, non-offending parents, sex offenders and victims. Also accepts Victims of Crime referrals. In-home counseling as needed. Also provides anger management.

California Youth Crisis Line

The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) provides strong statewide policy leadership around issues concerning disconnected runaway and homeless youth.

People Reaching Out

We make a difference by keeping young people off the streets, out of prison and away from alcohol, drugs and gangs by giving them meaningful and life-changing opportunities. We are committed to strengthening youth — and their families and communities– by developing neighborhood networks, identifying and addressing needs, and by providing training and other resources that will make that happen

Wind Youth Services

Promoting the safety, shelter and self-determination of all youth experiencing homelessness.

Stanford Youth Solutions

We provide intensive, individualized programs that are proven effective for young people and families in difficult circumstances. They become stable and capable through our research-based, individualized approach.

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) strives to change the world through education and empowerment. Building on a foundation of critical literacy and spoken word performance poetry, SAYS breaks the chains of underachievement by elevating the voices of young people and creating spaces for students to become authors of their own lives and agents of change.

Foster Youth Education Fund

The Foster Youth Education Fund empowers former foster youth in the Sacramento region to achieve their higher education dreams.

Foster Youth Services (FYS)

The intent of the Foster Youth Services Program is to provide educational support services for children and youth in the foster care system to promote their academic and personal success


Boys and Girls Club Greater Sacramento Area

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento provides a safe place your our region's youth to learn, grow, and thrive

California Youth Crisis Line

Confidential crisis intervention counseling, resource referrals and a neutral message center to youth and families in high risk situations including abuse, neglect, exposure to AIDS and STDs, gangs, substance abuse, runaway and homelessness

Northern Calif Preparatory School (NCPS)

A non-public school for students ages 12 - 19 with such disabilities as Asperger's, ED, OHI, learning disabilities and mental health diagnosis

Paradise Oaks Youth Services: Residential Program

24-hours residential care for emotionally disturbed adolescent males. Individually designed therapeutic treatment plan. Individually designed academic and vocational instruction through non-public Valley Oak Academy School. Social, psychiatric, family and vocational services

People Reaching Out (PRO)

information and referral service to assist youth and their families with the issues that face them with a special focus on substance abuse.

My Sister's House

Services and programs include Women to Work program (women's learning and support group to help domestic survivors of all ethnicities to become financially stable), culturally appropriate domestic violence intervention, community presentations and consultation

Children's Bereavement Art Group

Peer support groups and healthy grief work though art therapy for children ages 4 - 17 grieving the death of a loved one who died during the past year. t

CHWMF Children's Center: Rancho Cordova

Provides a variety of counseling services to children, adolescents and their families in collaboration with Sacramento County school districts.

Cross Creek Family Counseling

Trained staff specializes in treating teens and children who have been victims of crime, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, violence, etc

River Oak Center for Children

Helping children at risk, troubled teens, and families through mental health services, social services, behavioral therapy, and family counseling.

WIND Youth Services

Provides homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay.