Sacramento Area Resources and Crisis Services

Sacramento Area Resources and Crisis Services

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Phone:  988  SMS text: 988

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Sacramento Police Department

When using a cell phone, it is recommended to call the phone number rather than 911, as cell calls to 911 will link to the California Highway Patrol.

Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

(916) 520-2460 

Walk-in services for individuals of all ages experiencing a mental health emergency. Monday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm (last walk-in at 7 pm)

Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 10 am – 6 pm (last walk-in at 5 pm)

2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817

24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line 916-368-3111 or 800-273-8255

When someone dials this number, they will be routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

Non-24-hour chat line Text the word HOPE to 916-668-iCAN (4226)

1-800- 843-5200 (call or text)24/7

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.

National Suicide Prevention Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources

Sacramento County Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

(916) 875-1055

For anyone in Sacramento County experiencing a mental health crisis, please call (888) 881-4881 or (916) 875-1055.

Sacramento County Child
Protective Services (CPS)


One of the divisions of CPS is Emergency Response. This division is a response system designed to provide in-person response 24 hours daily to reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


Sacramento Community Link is a Capital Region 24-hour resource directory. Operators serve multiple languages. Referral to more than 1,600 community services, including shelters, food banks, governmental services, and nonprofit organizations.

Sacramento County Access to
Children and Adult  Mental Health

The Children’s Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for children and youth ages 0 – 21 years. The Access Team conducts over-the-phone triage, assessments, and linkage/referral to county-operated or contracted mental health service providers.

California Relay System

1-800-854-7784 or 711

Para servicios confidenciales de traducción en inglés y español.

For translation services in English and Spanish.

Another Choice, Another Chance (ACAC) 916-224-4677

Outpatient counseling services that incorporate individual, group, and family counseling. Services address alcohol and drug addiction.

Asian Pacific Counseling Center

Agency serving the mental health and acculturation needs of Asians and Pacific Islanders for a thriving and productive API community

National Alliance on Mental Health NAMI HELPLINE

Sacramento office (916) 567-0163
[email protected]

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI Sacramento’s programs consist of support, education, advocacy, and community outreach.

Trevor Project Crisis Line 


A national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services LGBTQ young people ages 13 – 24. Offering life-saving, life-affirming programs and services that create safe, accepting, and inclusive environments over the phone, online, and through text

NUSD DistanceSocial-Emotional Support Services

NUSD has a very comprehensive website devoted to student and family mental health and wellbeing.  Check out this site to find crisis resources, referral services, a list of other mental health and wellbeing organizations, podcasts, and videos for parents and students alike.

WIND Youth Services – 24-hour Hotline

Serves Sacramento County’s homeless youth between 12 and 24 of age with a basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay. Provides street outreach, case management, youth and family counseling, Wind House – Youth Shelter, and Wind Center.


Provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. WEAVE also provides outreach and services for international and domestic victims of human trafficking.

Alcohol & Drug System of Care Youth
916-875-0185 (Youth)

916-874-9754 (Adult)

Provides treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug abuse to Sacramento County youth by contracting with an array of community-based service providers throughout Sacramento County that provide outpatient treatment, methadone treatment, day treatment, detoxification, residential services, and prenatal services.

My Sister’s House

(916) 428-3271

24-Hour Multilingual Helpline

Serving Asian and Pacific Islanders and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Provides crisis housing, job training, and community services.

Gender Health Center

Meets the counseling needs of Sacramento and the surrounding areas by making services accessible to the most underserved communities and the LGBTQQI community. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

The Center

Assists new immigrants, refugees, and other underserved individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency, social empowerment, and cultural appreciation. Provides educational, vocational, human services, and health programs.

LGBT Community Center

1927 L Street

Sacramento, CA  95811

(916) 442-0185

The Center’s Youth Program supports vulnerable and homeless LGBT youth to improve their health, economic status, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency for making positive life choices. Support groups and counseling services are offered.

Care Solace

(888) 515-0595

24/7 service that helps families through the process of accessing community-based mental health programs and resources.  This service is free to all NUSD families. 

Teen Line

(800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336)

Text “TEEN” to 839863

Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you!   (Every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

Teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and resources, including at-home STI test kits and referrals to community health clinics.

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline


Provides empowerment-based crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day, seven days a week in over 200 languages through internet chat, text, and by phone.

This list of resources is not intended to be exhaustive.  Being informed about what you can do in a crisis situation will make it easier for you to get help for yourself or your child effectively. In an emergency, please call 911, 988  or go to the nearest emergency room.