We refresh this resource page on a regular basis with community resources and events. If you are a community agency and would like for us to feature a resource here, please email our Intervention Specialist, Rexanne, at Rexanne.Irizarry@kidshome.org
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.
SETA Head Start offers an enriching environment for children, birth to 5. Head Start improves the lives of low-income children by providing family focused child development and school readiness services including education, health, nutrition, and mental health.
At Sacramento Food Bank, we are a place for hope and prosperity, a place where women and men, children and elders, are offered the tools they may need—food, diapers, utility assistance, legal services or just plain kindness—as they move toward a path of financial independence and self-sufficiency.
The SacMap Program provides an online resource directory where Sacramento County community members can find behavioral health programs and services available to them. The resource lists focus on programs that do not require a formal referral, and many are available at no-cost.
WIC helps families across the state by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health care and other community services. WIC serves infants and children up to age 5 and people who are pregnant or have given birth or experienced pregnancy loss. Partners, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome at WIC too!
MyBenefits CalWIN is the fast, easy way for California residents to get the help they need. Get medical, food, and cash assistance now.
Conveniently located off Norwood Avenue and serving Sacramento, BAART Programs Norwood specializes in treating opioid addiction and dependency for adults 18 and over. The compassionate experts at our clinic offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using methadone and buprenorphine, and as part of our comprehensive approach, we also offer services such as counseling, addiction education and relapse prevention.
The Be Bothered Movement was created by youth and caring adults working to prevent underage drinking and marijuana use in Sacramento County.
Youth Help Network provides free, short term services and support to all youth ages 16 – 25 years old in Sacramento County. For questions or to connect to services, please call or text (916) 860-9819. YHN is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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.
Infographic of current services at family court.
WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. Through a multi-disciplinary effort with Sacramento County, law enforcement, the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Court, Child Protective Services, and the District Attorney’s Office, WEAVE also provides 24/7 response, outreach and services for victims of sex trafficking.
A Safe Haven to serve 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.
Events, deals, & things to do for kids!
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.
The County of Sacramento Department of Human Assistance (DHA) has again partnered with the United Way California Capital Region to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. This program offers a free income tax preparation service to moderate and low-income working individuals and families with the emphasis on claiming the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.