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Information and Referral

RIL provides warm referrals to partner agencies to over 7000 persons annually. If you would like basic information about our programs and services, or have questions about local resources and just don’t know where to start, we can assist you with making an appropriate connection.

For more information please contact Brandon, our Information and Referral Specialist, at brandons@ril-sacramento.org or call (916) 446-3074 ext 218 during regular business hours.

Advocacy

Californians For Disability Rights (CDR)

Improving the quality of life for all persons with any disability through education and training, by working to remove barriers through advocacy and change in public policy

Contact
916-447-2237
http://www.disabilityrights-cdr.org

Disability Rights California (DRC)

DRC works to bring about fairness and justice for people with disabilities. To reach those goals, DRC may file lawsuits on behalf of individuals or groups, investigate charges of abuse and neglect, build peer/self-advocacy group, provide information to those who may not know about their rights and more

Contact
916-504-5800
https://www.disabilityrightsca.org

Sacramento County Office of Patients’ Rights

Provides consumer advocacy and encourages consumer involvement and empowerment in the treatment process. Investigate complaints/concerns about mental health treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Monitor psychiatric facilities and residential facilities to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and more.

Contact
916-333-3800
https://www.consumersselfhelp.org

NORCAL MHA Client And Family Advocate Liaisons to Sacramento County Behavior Health Services

Sponsored in partnership with Sacramento County, these advocates work to ensure that the needs of mental health clients and families are being addressed in meaningful ways. Advocates oversee consumer/family affairs for individuals across the lifespan in Sacramento County and ensure consumer involvement in all aspects of community mental health services. Offered services are peer support, training opportunities, education, and peer support groups to the community. Their focus is to foster self-determination, recovery, and empowerment in the lives of those they serve.

Contact
Sandena Bader, Family & Youth Coordinator
916-855-5427
https://www.norcalmha.org/sacramento-county

Employment

California Department of Rehabilitation – DOR Office Locations

Vocational rehabilitation and employment services creating opportunities for people with disabilities. Helps people with disabilities get and keep jobs to maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. Services include: employment counseling training and education, mobility and transportation aids, job search and placement assistance. Specialized services for the blind, visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing.

Contact
Main Number-Placerville Branch
530-626-0900

Main-administration
916-324-1313
https://www.dor.ca.gov

Francis House Center – Job Development Center – A Program of Next Move

Supportive employment services including job search, development of resumes and cover letters. The center is equipped with computers, printers, resources, and referrals for those seeking employment. Must attend an orientation on your first visit.

Contact
916-443-2646
https://www.nextmovesacramento.org/francis-house-center/

Sacramento Works Job Centers – SETA

On-the-job training, vocational training, career training, basic skills, employment skills workshops, youth employment services, job search assistance and placement services are available to low-income Sacramento County residents ages 16 and older. Employment and training opportunities include current job and internship openings, Employment Development Department services, referrals and recruitment services, electronic network of employment and training services, vocational training, and resume and interview preparation.  Some scholarships for occupational skills training. Free typing tests available at all locations except for Rancho Cordova.

Contact
916-876-4022
http://www.sacramentoworks.org

Crossroads Employment Services

Employment Services providing vocational assessment and planning for job seekers and creates facility service jobs for individuals with disabilities through the AbilityOne Program.

Job Seeker Services include education in job seeking skills, resume preparation, job development, job placement, job coaching, post-placement support, job retention, and Social Security advocacy and planning services to people for whom competitive employment is an identified goal.

Provides CalWORKs recipients and transition age youth assistance with Job Club, job search, and job retention.

Contact
916-568-5230

RMC Employment Services

Provides employment services to under-served populations with troubled backgrounds including; criminal records, homelessness and the medically challenged. Assists local businesses with recruiting workshops, team building workshops, new hire screenings, short-term office assistance, and business errands. Accepts donations of new or gently used clothing, office equipment (computers, printers, office furniture, office supplies, etc.). 


Services Provided:

  • Pre-employment skills,
  • Soft skills,
  • Resume assistance,
  • Motivational workshops,
  • Applications,
  • Coaching,
  • On-the-job training,
  • Dress for success,
  • Mock interviews,
  • Job referrals,
  • Community resource referrals
  • Job placement.

Contact
916-287-0762
https://www.rmcemploymentservices.com

Family Services

Birth & Beyond – Family Resource Center

A Family Resource Center (FRC) offering a variety of free programs to families with children up to the age of 18 that live within Sacramento County.

Major Programs:

  • Birth & Beyond In-Home Visitation – Assistance for at-risk families, that are pregnant or have children birth – 17 years old, improve their parenting skills in order to reduce instances of abuse and neglect in the community.
  • Parent Education – Workshops at the Family Resource Center are available at no charge that covers a variety of parenting issues.
  • Programs specifically for the 6 – 11-year age groups.

Other services located within the FRC include, but not limited to:

  • Crisis intervention and CPS joint visitation
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) assistance
  • Play & Learn classes
  • Baby bonding classes
  • Nutrition classes
  • Healthy marriage & Spanish moms support group
  • Stress management & coping
  • Socialization & recreational activities
  • Sign language infant communication class
  • Free baby car seats available after completion of classes
  • Group exercise classes

Limited transportation available to current clients to get to FRC classes and events. Playcare available to current clients attending classes.

Contact
Sacramento Children’s Home location
916-679-3743

River Oak Center for Children location
916-244-5800

La Familia Counceling Center
916-452-3601

https://www.birth-beyondfrc.com

Sacramento City Unified School District – Youth & Family Resource Centers

Youth and family resource centers serving families with children attending Sacramento City Unified School District. A spectrum of integrated support that spans the areas of youth development, family services, academic enrichment, health and mental health. Targeted primarily to low-achieving students, YFRC services address critical student needs that pose barriers to learning.



Student Services


  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Classroom Support
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dental Screening
  • Mentoring
  • Recreational Activities
  • School Supplies/Uniforms
  • Tutoring
  • Youth Development Activities

Family Services


  • Case Management
  • ESL and Citizenship Classes
  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Home Visits
  • Immunization Clinics
  • Parenting Classes
  • Parent Leadership



School Services

  • Attendance Services
  • Community and School Safety
  • Crisis Intervention
  • SART Participation
  • Student Study Team Support
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Translation Services

Contact
916-643-9144
https://www.scusd.edu/student-support-centers

Finaicial Help – Housing

CIMC Community Services Block Grant Program

Emergency financial assistance for emergency food, utility and rental assistance for low income Native Americans. Education and employment-related assistance; job training, budget-making, and financial counseling available.

Contact
916-564-4053
http://www.cimcinc.org/pro_csbg.html

The Salvation Army Rental Assistance

Two types of rental assistance are available for those who qualify:

  1. Move-in Assistance ($200 maximum)
    – To be applied to first month’s rent only. Deposits are not included.
  2. Eviction avoidance assistance ($200 Maximum)
    – For those with a three-day pay-or-quit eviction notice

Contact
916-678-4010
https://deloro.salvationarmy.org

Tommy Clinkenbeard Legal Clinic – Loaves & Fishes

Provides free legal services at Loaves & Fishes to homeless people relating to infractions and misdemeanors in Sacramento County. The legal clinic also manages court-ordered community service sentences for homeless people to pay fines in lieu of incarceration. Community service workers provide trash pick-up, clerical assistance, or may be chosen to work in the kitchen, garden, warehouse or are chosen for special projects.

Assists those who have warrants, or tickets. Guests with non-criminal legal issues who have questions can also talk to the volunteer lawyers. Assistance with criminal record expungement. Screening for eligibility for public benefits, health care, veteran’s assistance, and low-income housing programs.

Public Defender Clinic offered monthly. A Public Defender comes to discuss legal concerns with clients and then schedules them for the Loaves & Fishes court at Sacramento Superior. It gives a guest court representation with a lawyer.

Contact
916-446-0368
http://www.sacloaves.org/programs/legal-clinic-community-service

Men’s Shelter – Volunteers of America

Men’s temporary shelter. Provides emergency shelter and meals (depending on availability) for 10 hours, starting at 8 pm that evening, until 6 am the following morning. 
Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact
916-448-5507
https://www.voa-ncnn.org/mens-shelter-sacramento

Residential Family Shelter – Volunteers of America

A residential shelter designed to accommodate individuals with children and families with children. Accommodations for 12 families including three meals provided daily. Support services including transportation to and from school, permanent housing referrals and educational and job-search information. The maximum length of stay: 120 days. TB test required. Free TB tests are given by Mercy Clinic – Loaves and Fishes.

Contact
916-443-4688
https://www.voa-ncnn.org/housing-services-greater-sacramento

Financial Help – Income and Benefits

California Department of Social Services – Public Assistance

upervises the administration of financial aid and CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) benefits for eligible low-income California families. Handles inquiries, complaints, and requests for administrative hearings concerning public assistance benefits for CalFresh, TANF and General Assistance.

Responsible for State supervision of Title XX-mandated social services, licensing of community care facilities, disability claims evaluation, and adoption services.

Contact
916-651-8848
1-800-952-5253
https://www.cdss.ca.gov

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance – General Assistance

Provides assistance to all eligible indigent residents of Sacramento County who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, unemployed or verified unemployable and who have no other means of support. It is a re-payment program and is intended to provide short-term financial assistance and limited services that will enable a recipient either to find employment or to obtain support from another source.

Contact
916-874-3100
http://www.dha.saccounty.net/Pages/default.aspx

Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations

Provides advice, co-counseling, forms-completion, and full representation on issues relating to public benefit programs such as CalWORKs, refugee assistance, CalFresh, SSI, General Assistance, Medi-Cal, child care and the welfare employment programs, litigation regarding these programs, and legislative/administrative advocacy. Training to welfare rights groups or interested parties on CalWORKs, General Assistance, food stamps, and welfare. Representation of low-income clients in dealings with the welfare department, including representation at administrative hearings when referred by a legal service. Class action suit specialist on staff.

Contact
916-736-0616
https://www.ccwro.org/advocateresources

United States Social Security Administration – Field Offices

NOTE: Card services are NOT available at any of the field offices. Clients need to fill out the Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).

Administers Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act by processing applications for monthly cash benefits for:

  • Retirement benefits to workers over age 62 and eligible dependents (SS).
  • Disability Benefits [SSDI (also referred to as SSD)] to workers severely disabled prior to age 65.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the needy aged, blind, and disabled individuals.
  • Survivor Benefits to eligible dependents of deceased workers, including a lump-sum payment of $255 to assist with funeral/burial expenses. (limited to a surviving spouse or an entitled child)
  • Ticket To Work program helps SS beneficiaries to find work.
  • Medicare enrollment applications. (Assistance available to complete application), Online application available at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly
  • Medicare Handbook available online

Contact
1-855-782-9153
1-800-772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/site/menu/en/

California Employment Development Department – Disability Insurance

Provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury, or due to pregnancy.

Contact
English
1-800-480-3287

Spanish
1-866-658-8846

Fraud Reporting
1-800-229-6297
https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/sdi_online.htm

Financial Help – Money Management

Money Management International

Credit counseling and education programs available for personal money management and debt repayment, including home default, foreclosure counseling, and student loans. May intercede with creditors and others on behalf of the client to adjust or negotiate payments for debt management program. Workshops on topics related to credit, money management, bankruptcy, and housing issues. Evenings, Saturdays, and phone appointments are available. Counseling also available via the internet.

Free home loan default, foreclosure credit counseling is available by appointment (confidential, one-on-one). Reverse mortgage and bankruptcy counseling also available for a fee.

Contact
1-866-889-9347 Customer Service
https://www.moneymanagement.org

Financial Help – Utilities

Francis House Center – A Program of Next Move

Works to help families stabilize their housing by providing financial assistance for utility assistance. Eligibility is families and individuals in need of financial assistance to help stabilize their housing situation.

Utility Assistance: A PAST DUE utility bill with your name on it, a receipt from the utility company that you paid your said portion of the bill, with your name on it. In addition, must meet income guidelines of:

Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (Cash ONLY, do not include CalFresh):

  • 1 person – $1,011.66
  • 2 people – $1,371.66
  • 3 people – $1,731.99
  • 4 people – $2,091.66
  • 5 people – $2,451.66
  • 6 people – $2,811.66
  • 7 people – $3,171.66
  • 8 people – $3,531.66
  • 9 people – $3,891.66
  • 10 people – $4,251.66

CSBG eligible incimes for households receiving TANF or CalWorks

  • 1 person – $1264.58
  • 2 people – $1714.58
  • 3 people – $2164.58
  • 4 people – $2614.58
  • 5 people – $3064.58
  • 6 people – $3514.58
  • 7 people – $3964.58
  • 8 people – $4414.58
  • 9 people – $4864.58
  • 10 people – $ 5314.58

Availability
Up to 1 time every 1 year(s).

Application Process
Telephone for appointment. Please note that an appointment does not guarantee assistance, as all requirements must be met.

Payment Methods
No fee

Documents Required
Identification, proof of all income sources for members living in the household, if you are currently in a program of any kind and have a worker, we need a letter on your behalf requesting the assistance, If you are not in a program, we need a letter from you requesting what assistance you need and the reason. Utility Assistance: A PAST DUE utility bill with your name on it, a receipt from the utility company that you paid your said portion of the bill, with your name on it.

Contact
916-443-2546
https://www.nextmovesacramento.org/family_shelter/francis-house-center/

Energy Crisis Intervention Program – Community Resource Project

Closed for the Holidays. Normal business hours will resume on January 3, 2019.

Provides assistance to eligible households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24- to 48-hour disconnect notice or service termination by its utility company or a household facing an energy-related crisis of life-threatening emergency in the applicant’s household, including a combustible appliance.

Eligiblity
To qualify for ECIP Applicants must: 
Be a resident within the Community Resource Project, Inc. Northern California region. 
Be low-income. 
Have a valid social security card. 
Provide current income verification (pay stubs for the previous 6 weeks). 
Present ID such as a driver’s license, California ID, and/or valid US identification. 
Provide pages 1-3 of current energy bill or 48-hour notice or shut off or provide a current receipt of wood, propane, home heating oil, or gas.

Income Guidelines
1 Person: $2,092.98 Monthly, $25,115.76 Annually;
2 People: $2,743.52 Monthly, $32,922.24 Annually;
3 People: $3,389.05 Monthly, $40,668.60 Annually;
4 People: $4,034.58 Monthly, $48,414.96 Annually;
5 People: $4,680.12 Monthly, $56,161.44 Annually;
6 People: $5,325.65 Monthly, $63,907.80 Annually;
7 People: $5,446.69 Monthly, $65,360.28 Annually;

Avaliablity
Up to 1 time every 12 month(s).

Application Process
Call to schedule an appointment or download the application. Mail or bring completed application to the County office you reside in.

Documents Required

    1. Copies of all sources of income from everyone residing in your home for the last 6 weeks.
    2. Copies of your current utility statement all pages from SMUD, PG&E, Propane, Oil, and Wood bills.
    3. Copies of Social Security card and a State-issued identification for all adults in the household.
    4. Rental agreement or a receipt, or mortgage statement showing the rent amount, utility allowance and reimbursement payment. You will find this information on you calculation summary page or HUD-50059 form when you do a yearly certification with these programs.

Contact
916-567-5200

Yuba/Sutter
520-671-7590
http://www.communityresourceproject.org/Services/Energy-Programs

Food (Groceries)

Central Downtown Food Basket

The Central Downtown Food Basket distributes USDA commodities, special dietary foods, baby formula, and hygiene products when available, through three separate locations in Sacramento County, to anyone with limited resources. Volunteer opportunities.

Contact
916-761-5624
http://cdfb.org

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (Produce for All program)

Food is distributed from different locations throughout Sacramento County each month. Consult the website for the partner agency distribution times and locations. Use the Mapply Search tool to find the locations closest to you.

Distribution items for the Produce For All program are fresh fruits and vegetables. Clients receive 15-35 pounds of fresh produce per recipient. Food demonstrations, recipe cards, and nutrition information may be available during distribution. Clients are not limited to the frequency that they can go to these food distributions in a month. CalFresh application assistance and educational resources will be available during Produce for All distributions.

Contact
916-456-1980
https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/produce-for-all

Union Gospel Mission Sacramento (Food Basket Program)

Food boxes for families with children and seniors. Guidelines to request a food box:

  • Contact by phone or via online form prior to arriving
  • Must bring a valid ID and utility bill showing current address
  • Pickup days are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-2pm only

Contact
916-447-3268
https://ugmsac.com/food-box-program/

River City Food Bank (Choice Model Emergency Food Distribution)

A three-day supply of emergency food once a calendar month, including travel size toiletries, baby food, formula, and diapers when available. Other services include:

  • Needs assessment
  • Information and referral
  • Follow-up
  • Client advisory
  • Crisis intervention

Contact
916-446-2627
https://rivercityfoodbank.org

Food boxes for families with children and seniors. Guidelines to request a food box:
916-447-3268

  • Contact by phone or via online form prior to arriving
  • Pickup days are Tuesdays & Thursdays; 1 – 2 pm Only
  • Must bring a valid ID and utility bill showing current address

Health Care Services – Medical/Dental Care

WellSpace Health

Provides comprehensive medical care for every member of the family, from newborns to seniors. Staff is available to help with enrollment in Medi-Cal or other programs than can cover services. Same day urgent care appointments may be available.

Contact
Information and appointments for Community Health Centers
916-737-5555
http://www.wellspacehealth.org

Loaves & Fishes – Mercy Clinic

Health service and information clinic for homeless individuals to come to receive assistance obtaining the health care they need. A collaborative effort including Dignity Health, Sacramento County, and Loaves & Fishes. Registered Nurses identify patient’s immediate and long-term needs and assist with linkage to available care for health, dental, mental health, and social services. TB screening for mandated shelters.

Contact
916-446-3345
http://www.sacloaves.org/programs

One Community Health – Midtown Campus

Federal Qualified Health Center providing the Sacramento community with comprehensive health care services.
Services provided include:

  • Primary medical care – preventive care; routine checkups; immunizations; chronic illness
  • Dental care – pediatric and adult dentistry including exams; X-rays; cleanings; fillings; root canals; extractions; crowns; bridges; dentures; urgent dental care; fluoride treatments; and mouth guards.
  • Pharmacy – access to steeply discounted medications
  • Clinical Pharmacy – individual consultations for medication therapy management; education
  • Mental health services – individual, couples and family; psychiatric evaluation; medication management
  • Substance abuse treatment – screening; assessment; and outpatient group; individual treatment
  • HIV medical care – antiretroviral therapy; support groups; partner services; case management
  • HIV/STD testing – free on a walk-in basis, or by appointment
  • Urgent Care Clinic on Saturdays – Limited services for urgent needs (not required to be a patient), some dental appointments scheduled for established patients
  • Assistance with Covered California Enrollment and Medi-Cal enrollment

Contact
Main number and for appointments
916-443-3299

Dental appointments
916-914-6221

Pharmacy
916-914-6256

https://onecommunityhealth.com/locations/midtown-campus/

Sutter Medical Center

General acute medical care, surgical services, and sub-acute care with specialty services in neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, adult oncology, maternity services, pediatrics, organ transplantation; 24-hours emergency services, hospice care and support groups, spine and diabetes care.

Contact
Main number for hospital
916-887-0000

Physician referral line
1-800-478-8837

Patient resource center
1-800-866-7724

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California

Acute and rehabilitative inpatient and outpatient services to children with complex medical needs that include orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, scars from any cause, cleft lip, gastro-intestical diseases, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformation and other surgical needs. Physical and occupational therapy, recreation therapy, on-site school, school re-entry program, pet therapy, assistance dogs.

In cases of spinal cord injury or burns, will serve patients throughout the Western United States, Canada and Mexico. Partners with emergency air ambulances to transport critically injured children and coordinates transportation for patients whose families cannot provide or afford transportation.

Any child under 18 is eligible for admission if child’s condition is within the scope of services provided. Care may continue until age 21.

Contact
Main line (24 hours)
916-453-2000

Patient referral center
916-453-2191

Emergency referral
916-453-2111

https://www.sutterhealth.org/smcs

Mercy General Hospital

General acute hospital care and related services.

  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health
  • Health Education

Contact
916-453-4545
https://locations.dignityhealth.org/mercy-general-hospital-sacramento-ca?utm_source=LocalSearch&utm_medium=Facility&utm_campaign=Sacramento&utm_term=MercyGeneralHospital

Kaiser Permanente – Medical Center

Full inpatient and emergency services, critical care, medical and surgical services, adult medicine, laboratory, pharmacy, adult medicine, x-rays, obstetrics/gynecology, physical therapy, health education center, pediatrics, dermatology, eye care, allergy, podiatry and other outpatient services to enrolled health plan members. Hospice program. Hospital and emergency room open to the community. Medical office facilities are available to health plan members only. Health Education Center and some health education programs are open to the community. Confidential HIV antibody testing is available to health plan members by appointment with a primary care provider.

Contact
Sacramento-Morse Avenue
916-973-5000

South Sacramento
916-688-2000

Roseville
916-784-4000

Member services
1-800-464-4000

Medicare members
1-800-443-0815

https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/northern-california/facilities/Kaiser-Permanente-Sacramento-Medical-Center-and-Medical-Offices-100330?stop_mobi=yes

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

General acute hospital care and related services.

  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health
  • Health Education

Contact
916-423-3000
https://www.dignityhealth.org/sacramento/locations/methodist-hospital-of-sacramento

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Comprehensive trauma care, general acute hospital care and related services.

  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health
  • Health Education

Contact
916-537-5000
https://locations.dignityhealth.org/mercy-san-juan-medical-center-carmichael-ca?utm_source=LocalSearch&utm_medium=Facility&utm_campaign=Sacramento&utm_term=MercySanJuanMedicalCenter

Homelessness (Shelters)

Francis House – A Program of Next Move

Emergency motel vouchers for parents or guardians with minor children and pregnant women in the last trimester (7 months).

Contact
916-443-2646
https://www.nextmovesacramento.org/francis-house-center/

The Salvation Army

Lodging and meals for homeless single women and veterans for 30 days, including a support system of multiple resources and specialized programs. Offers job development, computer training, employment counseling, referral to mental health services, recreational activities, referral to substance abuse counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous, alternative housing, spiritual counseling, chapel services, and bible studies. Case management, counseling, and referral services provided for other needs.TB test required. Free TB tests given by Mercy Clinic- Loaves & Fishes.

Missing Persons phone line helps people locate a family member who has been missing for more than 6 months.

Contact
916-442-0331
https://sacramento.salvationarmy.org/sacramento_metro/center-of-hope-shelter/

Volunteers of America (Men’s Shelter)

Men’s temporary shelter. Provides emergency shelter and meals (depending on availability) for 10 hours, starting at 8 pm that evening, until 6 am the following morning. 
Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact
916-448-5507

Admistrative offices/all programs
916-265-3400

1400 North A Street, Building B, Sacramento, CA 95814

https://www.voa-ncnn.org/mens-shelter-sacramento

Sister Nora’s Place

An emergency overnight shelter designed to provide a safe, hospitable and welcoming environment for chronically homeless women with a mental health diagnosis. Its residents receive one-on-one services which includes case management and a variety of motivational and life-skill classes in preparing them to transition to stable permanent housing.

Contact
916-669-7000
1351 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
http://www.sacloaves.org/programs/sisternorasplace

Union Gospel Mission

Shelter, food, clothing, mail room service, haircuts, showers, and counseling service through spiritual guidance for men. Blankets, tarps and sleeping bags provided when available. Provides bicycles to those in need. Check-in time for overnight guests is from 5:30 to 6:45 pm on a first-come/first serve basis. Attending chapel is mandatory to receive services. Maximum stay is seven days with three days out before returning. TB test required. Free TB tests given by Mercy Clinic – Loaves & Fishes. Men can come in off the streets to get clean clothes and shower at no cost. Open to all homeless men even if not staying at the shelter. Toiletries provided.

Contact
916-447-3268
400 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
https://ugmsac.com

Volunteers of America (Senior Safe House)

Emergency shelter (up to 30 days) with 24-hour support for seniors (singles and couples) who are being abused, neglected, exploited or any senior needing shelter. The shelter is distinguished from other emergency shelter options by its home-like environment. Staff members and volunteers provide seniors in need with nutritious meals, emotional support, social interaction and reassurance, housekeeping and laundry service, and referrals to additional services. TB test required. Free TB tests given by Mercy Clinic – Loaves & Fishes.

Contact
916-265-3400
3434 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.voa-ncnn.org/sacramento-senior-safe-house

Legal Assistance

Legal Services of Northern California – Sacramento County

Free legal services to low-income eligible clients in civil law matters such as housing, health, welfare, Social Security, landlord/tenant rights, unemployment, discrimination, and education. Assistance is given with 3-day notices and other types of eviction notices. Most services delivered through self-help counseling. No legal service offered via internet; website is informational only.

Contact
916-551-2150
https://lsnc.net

Program: Senior Legal Hotline

Provides free legal advice and counsel to Sacramento County residents age 60 and over, on a variety of civil legal issues, including but not limited to:

  • Public benefits (Social Security, Supplemental Security, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, etc…)
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Housing Law
  • Debt and consumer issues (debt collection, identity theft, scams, etc…)
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial and physical elder abuse

Eligibilty
Ages 60+. No age or income limit on Western States Pension Assistance Project.

Contact
1-800-222-1753
916-551-2140
https://lsnc.net/slh

Tommy Clinkenbeard Legal Clinic – Loaves & Fishes

Provides free legal services at Loaves & Fishes to homeless people relating to infractions and misdemeanors in Sacramento County. The legal clinic also manages court-ordered community service sentences for homeless people to pay fines in lieu of incarceration. Community service workers provide trash pick-up, clerical assistance, or may be chosen to work in the kitchen, garden, warehouse or are chosen for special projects.

Assists those who have warrants, or tickets. Guests with non-criminal legal issues who have questions can also talk to the volunteer lawyers. Assistance with criminal record expungement. Screening for eligibility for public benefits, health care, veteran’s assistance, and low-income housing programs.

Public Defender Clinic offered monthly. A Public Defender comes to discuss legal concerns with clients and then schedules them for the Loaves & Fishes court at Sacramento Superior. It gives a guest court representation with a lawyer.

Loaves & Fishes Court offered monthly. At this court appointment they are assigned the appropriate community service hours and a due date instead of a financial fine.

Contact
916-446-0368
http://www.sacloaves.org/programs/legal-clinic-community-service

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Lawyer referral service for people requiring the services of an attorney. Sets one-half hour consultation appointments by phone or online with an attorney for any member of the public calling in need of legal assistance in matters pertaining to the following areas of law:

  • Administrative
  • Adoption
  • Appellate (Civil and Criminal)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Conservatorship
  • Copyright
  • Corporation
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • General Business
  • General Panel: Civil Rights, Education, Insurance, Military Law, Patent, Securities
  • Guardianship
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Juvenile Court
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Social Security Disability
  • Taxation
  • Trademark
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation

Contact
916-564-6707
https://www.sacbar.org/home/for-the-public/lawyer-referral-and-information-service/

Seniors

LeadingAge California

California state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care. Represents nearly 600 nonprofit members providing information regarding affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and home and community-based care; as well as business partners and residents. The association’s advocacy, educational programs, and public relations help its members best serve the needs of the state’s older adults.

Contact
916-392-5111
https://www.leadingageca.org

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Educational benefits including the Yellow Ribbon Program for disabled or deceased veterans’ children; assists veterans in filing claims for benefits from US Veterans Affairs Department; oversees and funds the County Veteran Service Offices program; manages the Medi-Cal “Cost Avoidance” program. Aggressive outreach provided to those veterans living on the streets and in shelters who would otherwise not seek assistance.

Contact
800-952-5626
https://www.calvet.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division

Licenses non-medical residential care homes for the elderly, dependent adults, and children. Investigates complaints about violations of regulations in care facilities including foster family homes, group homes for children, adult residential facilities, and residential care facilities for the chronically ill and for the elderly. Monitors facilities to ensure compliance with licensing regulations covering physical plant, food service, personal rights and supervision, and pursues corrective action. Provides referrals to Adult Residential and Daycare facilities, Assisted Living, 24 Hour Residential Care for Children, Foster Family Agencies, and Home Care organizations.

Contact
916-651-6040
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care-Licensing

Substance Abuse

Sacramento Community Clinics – HALO

A Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) with the majority of services rendered towards Medi-Cal, Medicare, and uninsured patients (sliding scale fee). Services offered include primary care, immunizations, mental health, anger management, chiropractic, family planning, OB/GYN, hearing & vision screening, podiatry, dermatology, physical therapy, wellness, and prevention education, specialist referrals, and substance abuse.

Contact
Assembly Court Clinic
916-642-1867

Del Paso Clinic
916-924-7988

Southgate Clinic
916-428-3788

http://halocares.org

Valley Recovery Center of California – Intensive Outpatient Program

Offers intensive therapeutic support for addiction recovery. Program groups are offered by Master’s level therapists who assist patients with managing emotions, behaviors, and cognitions to prevent relapse. Allows flexibility for patients who are concerned about balancing their recovery with work or school commitments. Outpatient groups are offered daily in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Contact
1-888-985-3099
https://valleyrecovery.com

Another Choice, Another Chance

Behavioral health treatment center that specializes in providing alcohol and drug counseling for individuals, groups, and families. Clean and sober living program for individuals who are new in recovery and need support to prevent relapse. Mental health services for youth ages 7 – 21 including psychiatric services, post-adoption services, and trauma treatment. Family counseling includes support, parenting classes, education and networking opportunities. Distracted driving program for youth 14 – 19 who are new drivers.

Contact
916-388-9418
http://acacsac.org

The Salvation Army – Adult Rehabilitation Center

Six-month residential treatment program for men with chemical dependency issues. Work therapy assignments and training, Faith-based and supportive psychological counseling and groups, GED and educational training, and planned leisure time activities. 12-step program. 89 beds. Waiting list. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Contact
916-441-5278
https://sacramentoarc.salvationarmy.org/sacramento_adult_rehabilitation_center/

C.O.R.E. Medical Clinic

Outpatient methadone maintenance and buprenorphine treatment for opiate addicts. Individual and group counseling; medical services; acupuncture, psychiatric evaluation, and treatment. Specialized pregnancy program for opiate-addicted pregnant women. Opiate withdrawal for opiate addicts. 21-day or 180-day medically supervised withdrawal; physical examination and lab findings; individual and group counseling; psychiatric evaluation and treatment; referral for post-withdrawal treatment. Smoking cessation classes available for clinic patients.

Contact
916-442-4985
https://www.coremedicalclinic.com