We provide support during a crisis through several community-based programs. Support is provided via phone, in person, and secured website. Interventions may include in the moment support, mediation, follow-up support, information and referrals, and linkage to outpatient mental health services.
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.
Phone: 916-SUPPORT (916-787-7678)
Youth Help Network
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.
Sacramento – Downtown Center
401 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (833) 333-2YHN or California Relay Service: 711