Sacramento Valley Community Resources
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Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
AA provides free meetings For times and locations visit their website:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 24-hour hotlines: Sacramento (916) 454-1100.
This group is for friends or family members of someone who struggles with alcoholism. Please visit their website for meeting times and locations.
Narcotics Anonymous Sacramento 24 hour hotline: (800) 600-4673
New Dawn Chemical Dependency Recovery Center
New Dawn’s chemical dependency programs are dedicated to helping individuals and their families find independence from chemical and/or alcohol dependency. They have specific programs dedicated to teens and adults with facilities located in areas around Sacramento including Auburn, Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova. They offer a free intake/assessment.
For more information, please call their toll-free number (866) 969-4300 or visit their website:
Strategies for Change
Offers individual and family treatment of substance abuse including day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and youth substance abuse programs. Most insurance plans and Medi-Cal accepted. Private pay options also available. Two locations in Sacramento.
For more information, please call: (916) 473-5764-North Sacramento or (916) 395-3552-South or visit their website:
Placer County Adult System of Care
Offers free initial assessment. Group and individual sessions fees provided on a sliding scale. Residential treatment and follow-up care also available. Clients must attend a screening clinic prior to receiving services.
For more information visit their online brochure: http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/hhs/~/media/hhs/hhs%20%20%20adult%20system%20of%20care/AODBrochure%203%2010.ashx
Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services
Division of Sacramento County Health and Human Services. Offers prevention, treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug abuse. Clients must attend a preliminary assessment prior to receiving services.
For more information visit: http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Alcohol-Drug-Services/Alcohol-and-Drug-Services.aspx
Solano County Substance Abuse Services
Provides services to teen and adult residents of Solano County regardless of income or insurance status.
For more information call (707) 784-2220 or visit their website at: http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/hss/sas/default.asp
Yolo County Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Offers court mandated treatment services in addition to services for pregnant and parenting women and a six month chemical dependency program.
For more information visit: http://www.yolocounty.org/index.aspx?page=989
The Effort offers outpatient individual and group counseling and is located at 1820 J Street in Sacramento. There is a sliding scale fee based on income.
For more information, please call (916) 325-5556.
The Anxiety Treatment Center
Broad range of treatment for various anxiety disorders. Located in Sacramento.
For more information call (916) 366-0647 or visit their website: http://www.anxietytreatmentexperts.com/index.asp
Sage Psychotherapy and Treatment Program
Sage Psychotherapy and Treatment Program offers an intensive treatment program for OCD and Anxiety Disorders that utilizes an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach combined with Exposure and Response Prevention. Sage is a facility provider for MHN and Magellan. They have also had great success in acquiring single-case contracts for services from a number of other insurance companies.
For more information visit: www.sagepsychotherapy.org.
Family Service Agency
Family Service Agency, located near Watt and Folsom Blvd provides counseling for children, adults and families. MediCal is accepted and a sliding fee is provided based on monthly income.
MediCal clients please call (916) 875-1055, all others may call (916) 368-3080.
Fallcreek Counseling Assoc.
Provides counseling and learning disability assessments. Sliding scale, all ages, NO Medi-Cal. Offices in Carmichael and Roseville.
For more information call: (916) 344-0900 or visit their website: www.sacramentopsychology.com
Yolo Family Service Agency
YFSA is committed to strengthening family life in Yolo County. YFSA has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of families in Yolo County. Services are available to anyone who works or resides in Yolo County and are also offered in Spanish. Sliding scale options are available and most insurance plans are accepted.
For services in Woodland call (530) 662-2211, Davis (530) 753-8674 or West Sacramento (916) 375-1254.
For more information, please visit their website: http://yfsa.net/
New Pathways (formerly Catholic Social Services)
Provides counseling for children, adults and families of all denominations. Sliding scale available. Spanish Speaking counselors available. Located across from Sac State on Newman court
For more information call (916) 452-7481 or visit their website: http://csssac.org/id5.html
La Familia Counseling Center
La Familia offers Early Prevention Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Mental Health Services (EPSDT) for Medi-Cal eligible 0 to 21 years old.
For more information, please call: (916) 452-3601
White House Counseling Center
White House Counseling Center offers low-cost counseling to San Juan Unified School District students and their families. In addition, treatment is available for children and youth with serious emotional problems who are covered by Medi-Cal under a contract with the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information, please call: (916) 971-7640.
Asian Pacific Community Counseling
Free services provided to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. They offer individual, group and family therapy.
For more information, please call (916) 383-6783 or visit their website:http://apccounseling.org/
Low cost, sliding scale health clinic that also offers short-term counseling and psychiatric services. Accepts Family Pact, Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, Medicare as well as sliding scale.
For more information, please call: (916) 737-5555 or visit their website: http://www.theeffort.org/mental_health.htm
Hope Counseling Center
Offers counseling for individuals, families, couples and children. They also offer a variety of group counseling options. Two locations: Roseville and Midtown Sacramento. Services are also available in Spanish, Punjabi, and Hindi.
For appointments call: (916)780-1059-Roseville or (916)444-2170-Midtown.
For more information visit their website: http://hope-counselingcenter.org/
Hope for Healthy Families Counseling Center
Hope for Healthy Families is a non-profit counseling center, offering affordable rates and specializing in children's and adolescent counseling, family therapy, supervised visitation and co-parenting. Services also available in Spanish. Services are on a sliding scale basis. They are located in Elk Grove.
For more information, please call: (916) 686-9209 or visit their website: http://hopeforhealthyfamilies.com/index.html
Sierra Family Services
Services focus on the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, addictions and relationships. They provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as group therapy for substance abuse and anger management. Services are also available for children and adolescents. Locations in Roseville, Auburn, and Tahoe City.
For more information, visit:http://www.sierramentalwellness.org/
Terra Nova Counseling
Terra Nova Counseling has been serving the greater Sacramento area for over 25 years and is located in Citrus Heights. They offer individual, children, teens, couples, family, and group counseling.
For more information, please call (916) 239-6387 or visit their website: http://terranovacounseling.org/
Visions Unlimited provides counseling for all ages as well as medication management. They accept MediCal and provide sliding fees based on income.
For more information, please call: (916) 394-0800 or visit their website: http://vuinc.org/index.php
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
Sac State Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services
If you are a student of Sac State, you can contact our victim's advocate for information, referrals, and support. We handle sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking information. Confidentiality is respected.
For more information visit: www.csus.edu/hlth/violence
Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) provides counseling for men and women and a safe house for women and children.
24-hour crisis line (916) 920-2952.
My Sister’s House
Safe haven shelter for battered Asian and Pacific Islander women and children. They provide education, outreach and support groups.
Their multi-lingual 24-hr helpline (916) 428-3271.
PEACE for Families
Serving Placer County, PEACE for Families offers counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault, education and outreach, and legal advocacy in addition to Safe and Transitional housing. The staff at PEACE includes both Spanish and English speaking staff.
24-hour crisis line (800) 575-5352.
El Dorado Women's Center in Placerville
El Dorado Women’s Center in Placerville is a center for domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide both Spanish and English speaking staff.
24-hour crisis line (530) 626-1131.
Nevada County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition
24 hour crisis line (530) 272-3467.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County
Crisis Lines: (530) 662-1133 or (916) 371-1907
New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center
New Dawn provides a variety of treatment options including day treatment and intensive outpatient. Programs are run by licensed medical doctors, nurses and counselors. They offer a free intake/assessment and have contracts with most insurance companies.
For more information, please call (916)784-1120 or visit their website:
Summit Eating Disorder and Outreach Program
Summit is a medically supervised, comprehensive treatment program in Sacramento, serving adults and adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. They offer a variety of levels of care depending on client needs. Located near Sacramento State.
For more information, please call (916) 574-1000 or visit their website: http://www.sedop.org/
Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento
Bereavement Resources provides information and referrals to groups and services related to grief in Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo, and Placer counties. Free weekly meetings.
For more information, please call (916) 557-5882 or visit their website at: http://griefhelpsacramento.com/
Suicide Loss- Friends For Survival
Outreach Program, support and education for survivors of suicide loss. Free monthly meetings.
For more information, please call (916) 392-0664 or visit their website at:www.friendsforsurvival.org
This is a free support group for parents who are grieving the death of a child.
For more information, please call (916) 457-4096.
UC Davis Young Adult Grief Support Group
The groups are for young adults in the community who are between the ages of 17 and 24 and coping with a recent death. The sessions are held on eight consecutive weekly evenings from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Home Care Services Building at in Sacramento. There is no cost for the group sessions, which begin each spring and fall.
Those interested in participating should contact Lewis at (916)734-1139 for a brief intake interview.
For more information, visit:
Pet Loss Support
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
The Iams Company maintains a special toll-free number for grieving pet owners.
The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline can be reached at:
1-888-332-7738 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline
For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet's death.
Pet Loss Hotline (877) GRIEF-10.
Gender Health Center
It is the mission of the Gender Health Center to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling. Services are provided on a sliding scale basis.
For more information, please call: (916) 455-2391 or visit their website:http://www.thegenderhealthcenter.org/
As a leader in the anti-violence movement, WEAVE is committed to addressing issues of violence in all communities. WEAVE's services are available to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
24 Hour support line (916) 920-2952
Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
Offers a variety of groups and activities including: support/discussion groups, social activities, advocacy, and “coming out” support groups.
For more information, please call (916)442-0185 or visit their website:http://saccenter.org/
Low Cost Health Care
The Effort offers low or no-cost health services at various locations throughout Sacramento. You must meet with an Enrollment and Eligibility staff member prior to scheduling appointments. Patients should bring proof of residency, income and photo I.D. to enrollment and eligibility appointments.
For more information or to schedule an eligibility appointment, please call (916) 737-5555
Located in the Safeway shopping center at Howe and Fair Oaks, The Medical Oasis offers primary and psychiatric care services at low cost monthly rates.
For more information, please call (916) 282-0889 or visit their website:http://sacmedoasis.com
Sacramento County Primary Health Services
The County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP) is a program of "last resort" designed to meet the health care needs of individuals in our community who are not otherwise eligible for health care programs such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, or private health insurance; and who meet the County's "last resort" socioeconomic eligibility standards. CMISP serves adults 19-64 years of age with incomes at approximately 0 - 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
For more information, please visit their website at:http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/PRI/Pages/PRI-Home.aspx
Located in midtown Sacramento, the CARES clinic offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing.
For more information, please call (916) 914-6305 or visit their website:http://www.caresclinic.org
Planned Parenthood offers low cost sexual/reproductive health care services for men and women. To find the Planned Parenthood near you, please visit their website:http://www.plannedparenthood.org
Women’s Health Specialists
Provides sliding scale sexual and reproductive services for women and men. They also accept Medi-Cal and private health insurance. They have locations in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, and Grass Valley.
For more information, please call (916) 451-0621Sacramento/Rancho Cordova. For Grass Valley- (800) 714-8151.
Family Pact is California program designed to provide low-no cost family planning services to men and women.
To enroll in the program and/or to view a list of local providers, please visit their website at: ttp://www.familypact.org
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. It provides health insurance coverage to those who meet certain health and income-based criteria.
To find out if you are eligible and/or to enroll in the program, please visit their website at: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov
Mental Health Support Groups
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
National organization with a Sacramento Chapter that meets at Sutter Center for Psychiatry the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm. Meetings are free.
For more information visit:http://www.dbsasacramento.org/
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Provides support and resources to those with ADD/ADHD. Monthly meetings held locally.
For more information visit: http://www.chadd.org/
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group
A group for people coping with their own or a family member's obsessive-compulsive illness. The group meets every Monday at 7pm at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Folsom Blvd in Sacramento.
For more information call Jim at (916) 223-6541 or Steve at (916) 456-8239
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a family and consumer based support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. NAMI provides educational and support groups for family members of people coping with serious mental illness as well as to those who are coping with mental illness themselves.
For more information, please call (916) 364-1642 or visit their website:http://www.namisacramento.org/
Sacramento Bipolar Support Group – Balanced
The support group is designed for people with bipolar disorder who want practical tools to improve their life. We also welcome family and friends who want to learn about bipolar disorder. The group meets every Wednesday at 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church on 27th Street in Sacramento.
For more information, please call (916) 834-0004
Compulsive Eater’s Anonymous
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive eating and food addiction. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. This is a free service.
For more information visit: http://www.ceahow.org/
You may find other informal groups that keep their own schedules at www.meetup.com. Search for a diagnosis to find a group of people that share your interests.
The EDAPT (Early Diagnosis And Preventive Treatment) Clinic
Located at the UC Davis Medical Center, The EDAPT clinic focuses on the early intervention and treatment of psychotic illnesses for people ages 12-30. Services include medication management, individual and group therapy, as well as family education and support.
For more information call (916) 734-2964 or visit their website: http://earlypsychosis.ucdavis.edu/home/
Heritage Oaks CPC Hospital
Heritage Oaks offers acute inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and senior adults with emotional, psychiatric or behavioral disorders. They are a short-term care facility. They also have an acute crisis inpatient unit. Located on Auburn Blvd in North Sacramento.
Please call their Assessment and Referral Department at (916) 489-3336.
Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry
Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry offers medication management, individual/group therapy and specialized outpatient programs.
Kaiser members can call their appointment/advice number at (916) 973-5300.
Sierra Vista CPC Hospital
Sierra Vista offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs for both adults and adolescents who are suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems. Located on Bruceville Road in South Sacramento.
For more information regarding programs and assessment, please call: (916) 288-0300.
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
Sutter Center for Psychiatry offers inpatient and partial hospitalization services for adults, adolescents, and children. Located on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento.
For more information about services/referrals please call (916) 386-3077 or (800) 801-3077
El Dorado County Mental Health
Serves communities of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, South Lake Tahoe
24-HOUR Psychiatric Emergency Services
Placerville: (530) 622-3345
South Lake Tahoe: (530) 544-2219
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: 24 Hour Crisis Line (530) 626-1131
Nevada County Mental Health
Serves the communities of Truckee, Nevada City, Grass Valley
(530) 265-1437 or toll-free: (888) 801-1437
After hours: (530) 265-5811 or toll-free: (888) 801-1437
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: (530) 272-3467
Placer County Mental Health Services
Serves the communities of Roseville, Auburn, North Lake Tahoe
Adult Intake & Crisis Response
1-888-886-5401 (Toll-free – 24 hours/day)
Sacramento County Mental Health
Serves the communities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Natomas, Carmichael, and Folsom
Crisis line (916) 732-3637
The Adult Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for adults and older adults ages 18 years and older. The Adult Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone screening, assessments, and linkage, and referral information. Phone: (916) 875-1055
The Children's Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for children and youth ages 0-21 years. The Children's Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone triage, assessments, and
linkage/referral to county-operated or contracted mental health service providers. Phone: (916) 875-9980
Yolo County Mental HealthServes the communities of Davis, Woodland, and West Sacramento
24-Hour CRISIS and ACCESS toll free line:
(800) 735-2929 (TDD)
24-Hour Crisis lines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Sacramento (916) 368-3111 Lincoln (916) 645-8866
Auburn (530) 885-2300 Roseville (916) 773-3111
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
24 hour lifeline 1-866-488-7386 http://www.thetrevorproject.org
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. http://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Persons at risk for suicide may qualify for 6 free sessions of counseling. For more information please call (916) 368-3110
Victim Assistance Program
Many victims of crime may suffer physical, emotional, or financial harm. Others may face retaliation, intimidation, or may be confused by the criminal justice system. Assistance is available from the Victim/Witness program staff. Trained and experienced advocates provide crisis counseling, orientation to the criminal justice system, community referrals, assistance with applying for victim compensation, a support group for family members of homicide victims, and many other services. Assistance and information is available in several different languages. Special assistance is available to victims of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
For more information, please call: (916) 874-5701 or visit their website: http://www.sacda.org/divisions/vw/vw.php
VIRTS (Veterans, Immigrant, and Refugee Trauma Institute of Sacramento)
Located in Sacramento, VIRTIS offers counseling in the following languages: Bosnian, Dari, English, Farsi, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbo-Croatian.
For more information visit: http://virtis-ptsd.org/index.html
VIVA Counseling Services
Volunteers in Victim Assistance provides adult counseling for victims or family members of a person who has experienced a serious trauma or crime. Sliding scale is available.
For more information, please call: (916) 570-1690 or visit their website: http://www.victimassistance.us/recovery.php
Veteran’s Administration (VA)
Provides outreach, education, and mental health treatment to service men and women who have served in Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve service. For more information about VA programs, please call (916) 843-9439 or visit their website:www.northerncalifornia.va.gov