resources

Foster Care Ombudsman

877-846-1602

E-mail: fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov

Ombudsman's website

 

A free confidential information and referral service available 24/7 and in multiple languages.

Dial 2-1-1

or call 1-800-500-4931 or  916-498-1000

(Please note that dialing 211 may not work on some cell phones. Call the 800 or 916 number instead).

Website: http://www.211sacramento.org/211/

Website: http://calyouth.org/cycl/

If you are in a crisis or feel like you need someone to talk to, call the crisis line. Line is open 24/7. 

health insurance

MEDI-CAL

If need help applying for health insurance, contact Alisa Young 916-875-3528

http://www.coveredtil26.org/

 

Health insurance options for adults 26 and over: https://www.coveredca.com/

Free help with getting health insurance or finding a doctor.

https://www.sacramentocovered.org/

sexual health

HIV/STD Testing Sites near you

Click here to order a free chlamydia and gonorrhea home test kit for females 12-25. If you are having symptoms, go to your doctor or a clinic right away.

Recommended websites:

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

http://teensource.org/

https://www.stdtesting.org/

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Mercy Family Health Center

Provides medical services for survivors and victims of human trafficking.

(916) 681-3488

National Human Trafficking Resource Center:

1-888-373-7888 or

text “HELP” to BeFree (233733)

polarisproject.org.

dental care

Medi-Cal Dental Programs

800-322-6384

Denti-Cal website

youth leadership and advocacy

California Youth Connection

"California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change."

NORTHERN REGIONAL OFFICE
744 P St., MS 8-13-25, Sacramento, CA  95814
916-651-6254 

sacramento lgbt community center

A safe place and services for LGBT youth

916-442-0185

1927 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Email: info@saccenter.org

Website: https://saccenter.org/

WIND YOUTH SERVICES

Drop-In Center: 916-561-4900
3671 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817

Emergency Shelter Number: 800-339-7177

Website: https://www.windyouth.org/

 

Services for runaway, homeless and street youth, and transition-age youth. Also a safe place for LGBT youth.

employment

Sacramento Works

http:sacramentoworks.org/youth

Click on website above for more information.

Helps youth 16-24 access employment and training resources.

Serves in-school and out-of-school youth.

legal resources

Children's Law Center of California

916-520-2000

Expertise in representing current clients in Dependency Court and helping former foster youth apply for AB12 status.

National Center for Youth Law

Information about teens' legal rights related to sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy, and parenting.

Teen health rights