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1. A Community for Peace


Address: 6060 Sunrise Vista, Ste. 2340
City: Citrus Heights State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Alicia
Contact's Position: ACFP Advocate Team
Phone: 9167285613

Descriptions: The Domestic Violence Intervention Center provides support for victims of domestic violence. Volunteers are required to participate in 40 hours of training which is held twice a year. Upon completion of taining, volunteers will receive a certificate as an advocate. Advocates can volunteer in a variety of ways; clerical work and phone operator at the office, crisis line phone operator after hours, out reach and tabling at events, producer of grant proposals, mediator of women's support groups, as well as other opportunities to help. Volunteers are expected to maintain confidentiality, as it is a domestic violence center. Long term commitments are encouraged.

Keywords: counseling, women

2. Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide


Address: 5170 Golden Foothill Parkeway
City: El Dorado Hills State: CA Zip: 957629608

Contact Person: Yvette Kelley
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9169520854

Descriptions: The mission of Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide (APTW) is to improve mental wellness by teaching and educating people, especially women, who are dissatisfied, how to plan and to implement the skills and the confidence essential to make positive life choices by increasing employment and educational successes through proven positive thinking technique and strategies by providing positive thinking counseling, support from coaches and social workers, career mentoring, anger management classes, parenting enrichment groups, clothing for work and/or school, assistance with legal resources and a lifetime support network connecting to a community of positive thinkers.

Keywords: education, counseling, international, mental health, women

3. Adoption Connection


Address: 1710 Scott Street
City: San Francisco State: CA Zip: 94115

Phone: 4158513089
Hours: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Descriptions: Adoption Connection has facilitated successful adoptions for more than three decades. As a full-service agency and national leader in domestic open adoption, we are proud to serve as a trusted resource for anyone considering adoption.

We help our clients navigate all the details of the adoption process from start to finish. Our expert staff offers exceptional newborn adoption facilitation and practical support to pregnant women and their families anywhere in the United States and to adoptive families in Northern California.

Adoption Connection understands that families come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We welcome couples and individuals of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Keywords: counseling, health, women, youth

4. Al-Anon Family Groups

Address: 5429 Palm Avenue, Suite A
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95841

Contact Person: Ken Priestley
Contact's Position: Office Manager
Phone: 9163342971

Descriptions: Al-Anon and Alateen support groups for those who have alcoholic relatives or friends. Based on 12-step program. Meeting schedules available; 24-hours telephone message for meeting information. Spanish-speaking, men only, or women only meetings available. Volunteers are required to be a member of Al-Anon.

Keywords: substance abuse, mentor/tutor, counseling

5. Albert Einstein Residence Center


Address: 1935 Wright Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95825

Phone: 9169729555
Hours: 24 hours

Descriptions: This agency, which is sponsored by the Jewish community, provides low-income housing for the elderly. Volunteers are needed to provide one on one support to seniors and/or develop health, educational or recreational programs. Group projects can also be set up to work with the elderly.

Keywords: religious, housing, counseling, education, health, elderly

6. American Cancer Society


Address: 1545 Riverpark Drive, Suite 100
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95815

Phone: 9165612900
Hours: M-F 9-5

Descriptions: The American Cancer Society is dedicated to conquering cancer and minimizing the burden of those who currently have cancer. The Society employs a three-level approach to meeting these goals:
-support cancer research;
-conduct education programs for early detection and prevention of cancer; and
-provide services and rehabilitation programs to cancer patients and their families, including tangible items as well as counseling through support group functions.

There are two support groups in Yolo County.
For information on the Sacramento Branch, contact them at 350 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, 95816. Their phone number is 446-7933. Support programs in Sacramento include:
-HOPE: resources for the Crisis of Cancer, offering tools to deal with the educational and emotional aspects of cancer; and
-I Can Cope, a series of eight classes with lectures, discussions, and study assignments to help participants regain a sense of self-control.

Cancer patients, their families, and close friends are eligible to join these groups.

Various volunteer opportunities are available including office assistance, health fairs, smoking cessation and breast self-exam teaching, and other educational seminars. A training period is required of volunteers and is provided by the agency.

Keywords: Community Development Health, health, counseling, women, youth, education, elderly

7. Asian Pacific Community Counseling


Address: 7273 14th Avenue, Suite 120B
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95820

Contact Person: Sue Chow
Contact's Position: Clinical Program Manager
Phone: 9163836783
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Descriptions: Asian Pacific Community Counseling utilizes a multicultural and multilingual framework in providing mental health counseling, youth diversion programs, tobacco and drug education, and community social services to the Asian Pacific Islander community in Sacramento County.

Volunteers are needed to gather materials for workshops, fundraising events, youth activities and outreach programs. They will acquire knowledge of co-counseling and individual mental health counseling and will assist office administrative / clerical work. Bilingual students in the fields of psychology and sociology are preferred. Volunteers must show sensitivity to individuals from multi-ethnic communities and have the initiative to learn new tasks.

Keywords: Mental Health, Counseling, Youth, outreach, health

8. Better Business Bureau of Northeast California


Address: 10399 Old Placerville Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Phone: 9164436843
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Descriptions: Better Business Bureau of Northeast California is a local non-profit founded in Sacramento in 1937. We strive to create a marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. We do this by offering mediation and arbitration services, tracking and publishing scam reports, and offering company ratings and business profiles all for free at

Keywords: counseling

9. Birth Connection


Address: P.O. Box 276044
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Contact Person: Lois Baxter
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9164519868
Hours: Tues-Fri 9-2, Other days by appt

Descriptions: Support and education for women with unplanned pregnancies. Assistance in basic decision making, goal setting, childbirth preparation, parenting, adoption planning and recovery for birth mother. Labor and hospital support; including access to prenatal care and accompaniment to hospital. Education for couples considering adopting a child. Information and referral on adoption. Monthly support group open for those exploring planning or recovering from an adoptive plan. Monthly support group open for adoptive adults.

Keywords: women, counseling, pregnancy, adoption

10. California Lawyers for the Arts/Sacramento Mediation Center


Address: 2015 J St., Suite 204
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Contact Person: Ellen Taylor
Contact's Position: Associate Director, Program Coordinator
Phone: 9164417979
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm

Descriptions: Dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration to the arts and entertainment community. Art/law workshops. Volunteer and Internship program
For more information,

Keywords: legal, counseling

11. Catholic Faith Formation - Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

Address: 2110 Broadway
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: John Reisch
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9167330123
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm

Descriptions: For Catholic parishes in 20 counties in Northern California. Trains teachers and cathedral workers for preschool through adult. Programs in:
Youth Ministry: leadership formation of youth and adults retreats, special events, resources and consultation services for junior high and high school students. Cheryl Tholcke, Coordinator.
Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry: leadership development, retreats and activities for Hispanic youth and young adults. Milagros Calvetti, Coordinator.
Pendola Center: summer camp program for boys and girls ages 6-17 and a backpacking program for high school students. Family Camp on Labor Day Weekend. Outdoor School in the fall, grades 5, 6 and 7. Stephen Tholcke, Director.
Camp Recreation: summer camp for adults and children with disabilities. John Donohoe, contact person.
Ministry to Persons with Special Needs: responsible for accessibility, religious education and outreach to people with disabilities. Michelle Hendricks, Coordinator.
Ministry to the Deaf: coordinates religious education, liturgy, accessibility and interpreters for deaf children and adults. Stanley Simonet and Debbie Vanderfold, contact persons.

Keywords: religious, youth, disabled persons, counseling, mentor/tutor

12. Centro Guadalupe Advocacy Program


Address: 730 S Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 9164435367

Descriptions: The Centro Guadeloupe Advocacy Program is a multi-service agency that serves primarily Hispanic families, women, and children in such areas as emergency food and shelter, counseling, translation, information and referral, and employment.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the "Community Pals" youth project for 7th - 11th grades which targets students from high risk environments; make periodic contact in person and over the phone with students; and help plan and implement activities.

This is a program that allows creative input. Volunteers should have a good rapport with young people and be understanding of problems facing students from high risk environments. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Volunteers work closely with a project coordinator.

Internships may be available.

Keywords: Hunger Homeless & Housing Cultural Youth Cmty Dev, women, emergency, counseling, mentor/tutor

13. Chapa-De Indian Health Program Inc.


Address: 11670 Atwood Road
City: Auburn State: CA Zip: 95603

Phone: 5308872800

Descriptions: Chapa-De was founded in 1974 after a study showed American Indians in California suffered from a higher incidence of diabetes, depression, and substance abuse. American Indians were also found to suffer from higher rates of infant mortality and have drastically shorter life expectancy rates. This study also revealed that American Indians had not had regular access to healthcare services, including basic dental care, since the 1950s.

These findings compelled a group of local American Indians to open Northern Sierra Indian Health, later to be renamed Chapa-De Indian Health. At that time, Chapa-De had one dental chair in a rented office space and our sole purpose was to provide care to the local American Indians in Placer, Nevada and Sierra counties.

Today Chapa-De operates two private, non-profit community health centers and is governed by an American Indian Board of Directors. The Board of Directors includes members of the United Auburn Indian Community, which is Chapa-De's supporting Tribe. Under UAIC's authority, Chapa-De contracts with Indian Health Services (IHS) to provide no-cost or low-cost services and medications to verified American Indians and Alaska Natives from federally recognized tribes. We also now welcome low-income individuals and families.

Keywords: Environment Cultural Health Counseling

14. Children's Bereavement Art Group


Address: 2800 L Street, Suite 410
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958165600

Contact Person: Sarah Hickman, LMFT, ATR
Contact's Position: Program Coordinator
Phone: 9164546555
Hours: Mon-Thurs 1-9pm, Fri 10-6pm

Descriptions: The Children's Bereavement Art Group (CBAG) is a peer support group for children, ages 4-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in the last year of referral. CBAG offers eight sessions every other week facilitated by professional therapist with a background in child development, grief & loss, and art therapy. Community volunteers assist the therapist in the groups. The hallmark of this program is the use of art making as a creative outlet to assist children in the healthy reconciliation of grief.

Please note: CBAG is supported by wonderful volunteers. The volunteer commitment is for at least one year or more. Volunteers should have experience working with children/teens and a comfort level with the visual arts. Volunteers' own grief/loss history should be in a healthy place.

Keywords: youth,counseling

15. Children's Home Society of California, Woodland Auxiliary


Address: 1100 Main Street, Suite 120
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Ivanna Her
Contact's Position: Program Specialist, Resource and Referral
Phone: 5306654684
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00PM

Descriptions: We are a non-profit agency that provides support to low income families with child care subsidies. We also help support child care providers and individuals looking to become licensed child care providers through technical assistance and professional development opportunities.

Keywords: Youth Counseling Community Development, women

16. Consumer Self-Help


Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 200
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95823

Phone: 9163949195
Hours: M-F 8:30-4pm

Descriptions: A drop-in day program operated by mental health consumers for mental health consumers, structured with numerous self-help groups planned by the consumer membership. Peer counseling and peer advocacy, arts and crafts, social and recreational activities, community meals, math/reading/GED tutoring, occasional clothing, laundry services, showers, emergency food and other support.

Other site:
Consumer Self Help - North Center
(916) 348-1428
4972 Date Avenue, Sacramento 95841
Mike Wheeler, Program Director

Keywords: mental health, recreation, emergency, hunger

17. Crossroads Employment Services-Crossroads Diversified Services, INC.


Address: 9300 Tech Center Drive, Suite 100
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95826

Phone: 9165685230
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30

Descriptions: Provides vocational assessment and planning, job seeking skills, resume preparation, job development, job placement, job coaching, pot-placement support, employer consultations, Social Sec advocacy and planning services to people for whom competitive employment is an identifiable goal.

Keywords: counseling

18. Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center


Address: 8421 Auburn Blvd., Suite 265
City: Citrus Heights State: CA Zip: 95610

Phone: 9167289333
Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

Descriptions: Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is an independent, private, non-profit program funded by the Department of Health Care Services, Area 4 Agency on Aging, grants and private contributions.

Del Oro's mission is to improve the well-being of family caregivers and provide support throughout the care giving process. Del Oro provides a variety of services to help support caregivers and achieve our mission.

For more information,

Keywords: disabled persons, legal, counseling

19. Elk Grove Teen Center/Youth for Christ


Address: 8978 Elk Grove Blvd.
City: Elk Grove State: CA Zip: 95624

Phone: 9166866942

Descriptions: Services Provided: Recreational and after-school activities in a drug free environment offering positive alternatives. Pool table, ping pong, video games, big screen TV and movies, computers for homework and other games. Tutor as needed. Youth/family counseling referrals.

Keywords: rcreation, mentor/tutor, counseling, substance abuse

20. Francis House


Address: 1422 C Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact's Position: Program Director
Phone: 9164432646

Descriptions: Personal attention to the poor. Resource counseling, referrals, and emergency vouchers for shelter for families with children, 10% Greyhound bus discounts, gas vouchers, personal hygiene items, bus tokens and client advocacy. Helps clients to get necessary identification including Social Security card, California ID, California driver's license and birth certificates.

Keywords: counseling

21. Freeman Elementary School


Address: 126 North West Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Phone: 5306621758
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4pm

Descriptions: Interim Freeman Elementary provides a rigorous academic core program in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science for all students enrolled in K-6, with the opportunity to learn in a bilingual classroom (English/Spanish). We provide a safe learning environment be training students as conflict managers and conducting regular classroom meetings.

Keywords: youth, academic, counseling

22. Friends for Survival


Address: P.O. Box 660365
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958660365

Contact Person: Marilyn Koenig
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9165575882
Hours: Thurs 7:30-9:30pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Information and referral source for community support groups serving those who are grieving; sponsors the Bereavement Outreach program, publishes bereavement resource brochure; speakers bureau.

Bereavement Outreach meeting held every Thursday at Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Educational meetings on grief related topics are held the first and third weeks of the month; open to professionals and the general public. Sharing meetings held two or three times a month for grieving persons and their support people only.

Keywords: health, counseling, outreach

23. Friends for Survival, Inc.


Address: PO Box 214463
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95821

Phone: 9163920664
Hours: M-Sat 9-9pm

Descriptions: Friends For Survival, Inc. is a national non-profit bereavement outreach organization available to those who are grieving a suicide death of family or friends. Also to professionals who work with those who are grieving a suicide tragedy. Friends For Survival, organized by and for survivors, has been offering services since 1983. All staff and volunteers have been directly impacted by a suicide death.

We are dedicated to providing a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, suicide grief support, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss and educate the community regarding the impact of suicide.

For more information,

Keywords: counseling

24. GraceCity Center


Address: 701 Dixieanne Ave
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95815

Contact Person: Emily Mazzariello
Contact's Position: Community Mobilizer
Phone: 9167982533
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm

Descriptions: Are you passionate about fighting human trafficking locally? Do you want to make an impact in the lives of urban youth and families in Sacramento?
GraceCity Center is a resource center that serves urban youth and families in Old North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, and the Dixieanne Neighborhood. Our youth advocates and team seek to empower youth, ages 13 through 30, pursuing their goals in education, employment, and the arts. GCC also provides pro-bono counseling and conducts frequent outreaches in the community. Other resources at the center include a clothes closet, showers, a computer lab, and a large gathering space. Come serve as volunteer support staff during the week or help out at our 2nd Saturday outreaches.

Support staff roles may include direct interaction with young people, conducting neighborhood outreach, and helping manage a resource closet and computer lab. Support staff commitment is weekly or bi-weekly during the hours of 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

GCC's 2nd Saturday is from 11:00-2:00 every 2nd Saturday. We serve the community with lunch, kids activities, sports, an open mic, and caring relationships. At the start of the outreach, there is an orientation at 10:00 am for new volunteers, which makes it a great introductory event for anyone wanting to learn more about the center and what we do. Each event looks a little different; there are often opportunities to work on projects at the center or to be present with neighbors around activities and food.

Keywords: hunger, youth, outreach

25. Human Resources Consultants, Inc. (HRC)


Address: 3727 Marconi Ave
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95821

Contact Person: Sara Collette
Contact's Position: LMFT, Clinical Director
Phone: 9164856500
Hours: 8am 5pm Monday-Friday

Descriptions: Human Resources Consultants, Inc. (HRC) is dedicated to assisting persons with psychiatric disabilities to believe in their own competencies and their ability to recover and lead meaningful and productive lives.

Keywords: counseling, mental health

26. La Familia Counseling Center


Address: 5523 34th St.
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95820

Phone: 9164523601
Hours: M,W,F 8am-6pm; T,Th 8am-7pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Multilingual, comprehensive, multi-cultural professional counseling; outreach and supportive services for at-risk youth and families. One-to-one counseling, crisis intervention and supportive services. Year round recreational tutorial program and youth activities.

La Familia is recruiting volunteers to be matched with youth involved in the various La Familia program components, such as counseling, supportive services, neighborhood special projects, recreational programs, tutoring or mentoring.

Qualifications: Make a commitment of 4 hours a month for the course of a year, fill out an application, get fingerprinted and take a TB test.

Keywords: cultural, counseling, mentor/tutor, youth,

27. Legal Services of Northern California


Address: 517 12th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Bill Kennedy
Contact's Position: Attorney
Phone: 9165512150
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Free legal services to low-income eligible clients in civil law matters such as housing, health, welfare, employment, unemployment, Social Security, discrimination, and education. Administrative office for 23 Northern California counties.

Keywords: housing, counseling

28. Mercy Hospice Program


Address: 9912 Business Park Dr
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Contact Person: Mary Connerley
Phone: 9162813900
Hours: M-F 8:30-5pm

Descriptions: Since 1979, Dignity Health's Greater Sacramento-area Mercy Hospice Care program has been providing compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families. Our hospice care team works with patients to manage pain and symptoms so that their remaining time may be spent in peace, comfort and dignity.

Our team works with patients of all ages, with all types of terminal illnesses. We also work closely with the patient's family and friends, helping them understand what is happening and how they can cope with the tremendous changes that will occur.

Dignity Health's hospice services are available for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness as well as patients who are referred by their physician requesting hospice care. For those patients seeking comfort care rather than curative care, our team promotes quality of life and dignity for terminally ill patients and their families.

Keywords: counseling, youth, health

29. Mothers Against Drunk Driving


Phone: 8772756233
Hours: M-F 9am-4:30pm

Descriptions: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), assists victims of drunk driving and educates the public with awareness programs.

Keywords: Community Development Drugs Counseling, substance abuse

30. Next Move


Address: 2925 m4th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95817

Contact Person: Amber Pickens
Contact's Position: Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9164542120x302
Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm

Descriptions: Next Move (formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center) is a profound force in moving homeless families and individuals to self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Started as a Family Shelter program in 1972 to meet the basic needs of seven homeless families, the agency now serves an average of 500 people each day. Our mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance.

At first, our mission was to provide shelter to help ease people out of homelessness. But, as our clients' needs have changed, we too have had to grow our services to meet these changing needs.

Our expanded services include providing individual success plans, self-sufficiency workshops and groups on living skills, parenting, budgeting, housing, health and mental health care, housing relocation assistance, employment readiness and community support services.

Next Move's shelters, temporary housing and permanent housing, bolstered by an ever-growing list of services, continues to make visible and measurable changes in people's lives. Our current mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance.

Keywords: hunger, health, emergency, housing, counseling, youth

31. PeachTree Health Midtown (previously The Birthing Project)


Address: 1900 T Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 5307493242
Hours: 8AM-5PM

Descriptions: Peach Tree Health is committed to providing personalized, affordable, high-quality health services. Peach Tree Health is your center for healing, opportunity and hope. We are here to keep our neighbors healthy and our community growing.

Family Medicine: We provide comprehensive, non-emergency, primary care services for for adults and children. Our services are to treat the "whole patient" and include general physical exams, sexually transmitted disease screening, TB testing, hypertension care and diabetic treatment.

Pediatrics: Peach Tree Health is here to care for your children, ages newborn through adolescence, with emphasis on the treatment of minor illnesses, routine physical exams, immunizations and parent education. We also have a pediatric dental facility opening in Yuba City this year.

Immediate Care: At Peach Tree Heath, we have two immediate care locations to serve you, Sacramento and Yuba City. We can accommodate patients who need to be seen by a provider but who do not have a life-threatening condition warranting an emergency room visit.

Women's Health: Peach Tree Health services for women include gynecological services such as annual exams and pap tests, treatment for urinary tract and vaginal infections, mammogram referrals, family planning education, pregnancy testing, birth control supplies and sexually transmitted disease treatment.

Keywords: women, youth, counseling, mentor/tutor, health

32. Phone Friends

Address: 2800 L Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Contact Person: Bea Bird
Contact's Position: Program Coordinator
Phone: 9167338629

Descriptions: Phone Friends is a free community telephone "help-line" for latchkey kids sponsored by Sutter Community Hospitals and KXTV-Channel 10. Volunteers provide services to children in Sacramento and 15 surrounding counties from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, 12 months a year (except on major holidays).

Services include: easing fears or loneliness, instruction in the use of emergency resources, building self-esteem and confidence, homework assistance/tutoring, coaching callers to think independently, practice safe self-care, be responsible and accountable, communicate effectively, problem solve, and be good citizens.

PhoneFriends is a good experience for students interested in pediatric medicine, psychiatric or social work, communications, etc. Training is provided.

Keywords: mentor/tutor, health, counseling

33. Relationship Skills Center


Address: 9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Suite 101
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Phone: 9163621900

Descriptions: Goal:
1. To promote the sustainable development of strong, safe, and stable families among those most at-risk.
2. To teach young people the skills necessary for forming and sustaining healthy relationships.
3. To support couples as they transition from being a couple to being a healthy family.

In need of bilingual, Spanish speaking students to serve as coaches for relationship classes. Training is provided. Commitment is either 3 Saturdays in one month or 6 consecutive weeknights. Anyone interested should be available Saturdays, weeknights, or both.

Keyword: relationship, counseling

34. Resources for Independent Living


Address: 420 I Street, Level B: Suite 3
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Anson Houghton
Contact's Position: Program Director
Phone: 9164463074
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Referral to accessible, affordable housing; peer counseling and peer support groups; personal advocacy and legislative monitoring; peer counseling and advocacy; personal assistant screening and referral; information and referral; independent living skills training, assistive technology services, transitional housing prgoram, Shelter Plus Care case management.

Keywords: housing, counseling

35. Sacramento Children's Home

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Address: 2750 Sutterville Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95820

Contact Person: Wendy Beseda
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9162908199
Hours: Volunteer M-F 8:30-12:30 Agency M-F 9:00-4:30

Descriptions: The Sacramento Children's Home is a comprehensive child and family service organization that has been providing services to the most vulnerable children and families in Sacramento for over 150 years. We focus on ending the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect through programs including our Crisis Nursery Program, Family Resource Centers, Counseling Programs, Wraparound, Education, and our legacy Residential Treatment Program. This year alone will provide support and services to over 6,900 children and 4,600 families in our community.

Volunteers are a valuable part of the Sacramento Children's Home. The work they do enhances our ability to provide excellent service to the children and families that we serve through our numerous programs. Every hour that is donated to the Sacramento Children's Home is an hour that makes a big difference to a child in your community.

Keywords: Youth

36. Sacramento County District Attorney's Office


Address: 901 G Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Kelly Meis
Contact's Position: Intern Coordinator/Paralegal
Phone: 9168745915
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Responsible for the prosecution of individuals accused of felonies and misdemeanors within the Sacramento County area. Summer, fall and spring internships available for both undergraduate and law students. Paid internships available to law students during summer semester. See website for additional information.

Keywords: counseling, legal, intern

37. Salvation Army


Address: 1200 North B Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Cruz Gusman
Contact's Position: Shelter Services Director
Phone: 9164529388
Hours: M-F 8-4:30pm

Descriptions: Shelter Services: Lodging and meals provided to homeless single men and women for 30 to 120 days, including a support system of multiple resources and specialize programs. Job development, computer training, employment counseling, mental health services, recreational activities and substance abuse counseling. Alcoholics Anonymous, alternative housing, spiritual counseling, chapel services, and bible studies also offered. Casework, counseling, and referral services provided to address other areas of need.

Other programs under the Salvation Army that use volunteers,
Adult Rehabilitation Center (916) 441-5267
Six-month residential social model treatment program for men with treatable handicap (I.e., alcoholism, drug abuse, anger of other abuse issues).
Sacramento Citadel Corps Center (916) 452-9388
Religious programs, fellowship, and recreation for all ages.
Child Development Center (916) 451-4230
Strives to meet the needs of individual children and encourage emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth.
Ray Robinson Oak Park Community Center (916) 452-9388
Educational, recreational, social and spiritual programs for all persons in a safe and secure environment regardless of age, race, religion, creed, color or gender.

Keywords: housing, recreaton, youth, substance abuse, hunger

38. Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center - Woodland


Address: 927A Main Stret
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Phone: 9166616336

Descriptions: Last year, SADVC volunteers assisted over 3,000 people on the 24-hour crisis hotline, served countless hours in our business office, confidential shelter, and supported our mission every day in their work and lives. Our outreach to the community would be impossible without the support and hard work of our volunteers and interns.

We have numerous internship and volunteer opportunities, such as:
~Children's Program at the shelter
~Community Group Projects
~Crisis Line Counselor
~Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteer ~Events Committee ~Graphic Designer
~Legal Advocacy Volunteer ~Maintenance/Handyperson ~Men of Strength Program
~Movers ~Program Assistants ~Sexual Assault Emergency Responder Team ~Speaker's Bureau

Volunteers and staff are required to go thought our 65-hour Peer Counseling Training program before they can work directly with clients. The 65-hour program is California state mandated training. Please review the volunteer job descriptions, training agenda, and call me to schedule an informal interview. I am looking forward to meeting you.

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center provides assistance to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Yolo County. Please call the Center's business line for information on our volunteer programs.

Keywords: Community Development Counseling Mental Heath Women Keywords: youth

39. Strategies 4 Change


Address: 4330 Auburn Blvd. Suite 220
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95841

Contact Person: Melissa
Phone: 9164735764
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Strategies for Change provides fully integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment for individuals and families in North and South Sacramento. Expertise in addiction/trauma, parenting coaching, mental health counseling and medication management. For a complete listing of programs and services, please visit

North Site:
4330 Auburn Blvd. Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 473-5764
South Site
7000 Franklin Blvd.
Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95823

****NOTICE**** We will be moving to our new location in late June 2007. The new South Site location will be:
4343 Williamsborough Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823

Keywords: women, counseling, mental health

40. Student Health and Counseling Services


Address: Student Health and Wellness Center | North Hall
City: Davis / UC Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Phone: 5307522349

Descriptions: The UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center utilizes the newest technology and the latest trends in student healthcare to enhance student visits and delivery of care.

Keywords: mental health, counseling, nursing, assistance

41. Suicide Prevention of Yolo County


Address: P.O. Box 622
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95617

Contact Person: Ting Ting Lee
Contact's Position: Crisis Line Director
Phone: 5307567542
Hours: M-F 9-5pm

Descriptions: The mission of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is to provide crisis prevention and intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County. Play a role in saving the lives of Yolo County residents. Join the dedicated volunteers who answer our phones as the first point of human contact in the steps toward mental health. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. Initially, volunteers serve six hours per week and donate a one-year service commitment upon successful completion of the training program. Please join us. Your voice and your ear are more valuable than you can imagine. Volunteers have been, and continue to be the backbone of this agency. Quality training provides volunteers with the opportunity to participate in the increased well-being, not only of themselves, but of the community they live in.

Keywords: counseling; emergency; health; mental health; organizations; volunteer groups; youth

42. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


Address: 25 North Cottonwood Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Cindy Martin
Contact's Position: Program Supervisor
Phone: 5306612750
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Provides cash, Medi-Cal and Food Stamp assistance and employment counseling to eligible families. Makes referrals to other agencies for services not covered. Languages spoken include Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Russian and Spanish.

Keywords: hunger, counseling

43. Terra Nova Counseling


Address: 7844 Madison Ave, Suite 152
City: Fair Oaks State: CA Zip: 95628

Phone: 9163440249

Descriptions: Founded in 1985 as A.F.T.E.R. Counseling Agency, our non-profit organization provides psychotherapy, counseling and education to residents of the Sacramento Region to help promote their growth and development. With approximately 20 therapists and 10 Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, we provide services for over 1,000 individuals, couples, and families per week.

The Children's Services program is one of the Sacramento County contracted providers of mental health services for Medi-Cal eligible children. Approximately 250 children and their families are seen weekly in office or in the child's school or home for a variety of reasons that affect their day-to-day functioning.

The Behavioral and Community Services (BCS) program provides services to adults and children, either individually, as couples or as families. In addition to psychotherapy, BCS staff offer group counseling in anger management, parenting and co-parenting skills, and as part of juvenile diversion programs run in conjunction with the Citrus Heights Police Department. BCS also accepts managed care insurance patients and is able to accept some clients on a sliding scale.

The Drinking Driver Program provides counseling and educational services at three locations for those convicted of a DUI or who are required by DMV to attend the program. The program ranges from 3 to 18 months in length based on the severity of the conviction and whether the person is a first-time or multiple offender.

Keywords: youth, counseling, therapy, AOD, Drinking Driver Programs, outpatient.

44. The Complete Wholeness House

City: Dixon State: CA Zip:

Contact Person: Michelle Wright
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 7074509068

Descriptions: Because there is need, there is The Complete Wholeness House. We are a non-profit transitional maternity home which provides homeless pregnant women with housing, supportive programs, and spiritual guidance during the pregnancy and after the baby is born. The goal of The Complete Wholeness House is to provide expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies, the essential services needed to become healthy, successful parents. The objective of The Complete Wholeness House is to offer shelter through pregnancy and up to six months after the birth of their child, while at the same time providing counseling, employment training, education opportunities, life skills, and financial/savings planning. Women will have access to needed services, including parenting classes and substance intervention if the need is present. Individualized case management on site.

Keywords: transition home, maternity, women, homeless, pregnant, support, housing, shelter, counseling

45. The Willow Clinic


Address: 1200 North B Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Hours: Every Saturday, 9am-1pm

Descriptions: The mission of the Willow Clinic is to comprehensively improve the health of the homeless population of Sacramento, while providing a unique platform for undergraduate and professional student education. The Willow Clinic achieves this by empowering students to operate a makeshift clinic each Saturday, where local homeless individuals can seek medical and psychiatric care as well as a host of other services. The Willow Clinic brings together a diverse set of compassionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic students and healthcare professionals who work together to provide these much needed services to one of the most historically neglected populations. Currently featuring an expanded dispensary, extended community resources, dental services, nutrition counseling, and more the Willow Clinic is an essential, growing fixture in the safety net of healthcare in Sacramento.

We strive to improve the health and well being of the homeless while raising the awareness of medical students and undergraduates to the unique needs of this traditionally ignored population. Using the tools of screening, education and advocacy, we endeavor to detect and prevent disease, to teach basic life skills, and to promote utilization of community services. Our goal for each patient is to catalyze their transition from control to personal health to self reliance and ultimately to understand their ability to contribute to society and to their well being. Our goal for each student is to incite appreciation for the diversity of health care needs and foster the commitment to improve medicine for all.

Keywords: Volunteer Groups, Clinic, Health, Mental Health

46. Turning Point Community Programs


Address: 10850 Gold Center Drive, Suite 325
City: Rancho Cordova State: CA Zip: 95670

Contact Person: Deborah C. Roberts, LCSW
Contact's Position: Learning and Development Director
Phone: 9163648395
Hours: M-F days

Descriptions: We provide internships and traineeships to graduate students in the field of mental health

Keywords: mental health, therapy, counseling, case management, community-based mental health

47. Veterans Affairs Department


Address: 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 390
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95825

Phone: 9165667430
Hours: M-F 8-4:30pm

Descriptions: Outreach and individual, group, marriage, family, child, job and education counseling; coordination with other agencies (both VA and non-VA); information, referral and follow-up services. Readjustment counseling to veterans. Treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and related symptoms. Case management, employment support and information assistance. Alcohol and substance abuse counseling and referral. Evening hours for support groups.

Keywords: health

48. Volunteers in Victim Assistance


Address: 8912 Volunteer Lane, Suite 110A
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95826

Phone: 9163688482
Hours: M-F 9-4:30pm

Descriptions: Volunteers In Victim Assistance, VIVA, is a nonprofit community service organization established in 1983 to provide counseling and assistance to victims of serious injury and violent crime and their family members. VIVA provides 24-hour crisis counseling and long term individual and family counseling, including assistance with the criminal justice system.

VIVA also has an expressive arts therapy program, "Project Hands On," for children and adolescent victims of trauma. This program provides ongoing art, play, and sandplay therapy.

Volunteers are needed in several areas. Hotline Advocates staff VIVA's hotline from their homes. Counselors/facilitators co-facilitate weekly support groups and provide individual counseling to children, adolescent, and/or adult victims of trauma. Volunteers/Interns are also needed for community crisis response, assisting with the volunteer program, office assistance, speaking engagements, computer applications, fundraising, publicity, and the VIVA newsletter.

Keywords: Counseling, Volunteer groups



Address: 1900 K Street 2nd Floor
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 9164482321
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Descriptions: WEAVE's mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. WEAVE provides 24/7 crisis response, counseling services, legal services, case management, and other services for people of all ages and all genders affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or sex trafficking.

Volunteer Opportunities
Direct Services: Programs working directly with clients we serve. A criminal background check and graduation from our Peer Counselor Training is required to begin volunteering in direct services. Direct services include; 24 hr. Support Line, Survivor Accompaniment Services, Safehouse Program, and others.

Indirect Services: Opportunities to support WEAVE without directly working with clients. Indirect services include: WEAVE Retail Stores, Special Events, and Tabling/Outreach.

For more information about volunteering and to start the volunteer application process, please attend one of our volunteer orientations. Location, dates, and times for these orientations can be found on our website.

Keywords: Counseling, Emergency, Housing, Legal, Mental Health, Organizations, Women, Youth, Social Services

50. Wellspring Women's Center


Address: 3414 4th Avenue
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95817

Contact Person: Genelle Smith
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9164549688x207
Hours: M-F 7:30-11:30pm

Descriptions: Wellspring Women's Center is a safe place for women and their children living in poverty. It serves an average of 200 women and children each weekday morning from 7:30-11:30 am by providing a free nutritious breakfast meal and free social work services, including counseling and case management. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Wellspring!. They help prepare and serve breakfast to Wellspring guests, greet at the door, answer phones, play with the children, and much, much more.

Keywords: women, children, housing

51. Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health


Address: 137 North Cottonwood Streetq
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Christina Hill-Coillot
Contact's Position: Deputy Director Clinical Services
Phone: 5306668516

Descriptions: The Yolo County Alcohol and Drug Programs Office offers various rehabilitation and prevention programs for youth and adults, in schools and on the job.

1. Employee Assistance Service: a program that helps employers develop and institute alcohol and drug policies. Additionally, the program trains and orients supervisors and employees on dealing with substance abuse problems - how to assess the problem, refer the abuser and make appropriate use of counseling services.

2. Beamer Street Residential Treatment and Detoxification Center: a seven day residential treatment program that provides an educational experience for men and women who wish to develop and maintain a sober lifestyle. The primary focus of the program is relapse prevention and includes group and individual counseling, drop-in support, and a 24-hour crisis line.

3. The School and Youth Outreach Program: functions to prevent and reduce youth alcohol and other drug related problems. The program provides counseling to high risk youth and their families, as well as drug/alcohol assessments, individual and family counseling, peer support groups, parent education, and positive alternatives such as Friday Night Live.

The Davis address is 600 'A' Street, and the phone number is 757-5530.

We have an office in West Sacramento:
500 Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-6350

Keywords: Community Development Admin Drugs Couns Substance Abuse

52. Yolo Family Service Agency


Address: 455 First Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Lester Neblett
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 5306622211x11
Hours: 9 - 6 p.m.

Descriptions: Yolo Family Service Agency has provided preventative and therapeutic mental health care to individuals and families in Yolo County since 1959. Our core services include professional counseling in both English and Spanish for children, families, couples, and individuals coping with issues such as marital difficulties, parent/child conflict, depression, anxiety, the effects of trauma and abuse, custody and divorce, and grief and loss.

Yolo Family Service Agency is seeking volunteers from our community who are interested in promoting mental health services and programs that provide such services. At YFSA we value the time and work of every individual who wishes to join our team. To insure that those we serve are safe we may seek a background and reference check from our potential volunteers. For more information regarding a background and reference check please contact us.

Keywords: counseling, substance abuse, Mental Health

53. YWCA


Address: 1122 - 17th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Sarbjit Kaur
Contact's Position: Program Director
Phone: 9162648066
Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Descriptions: The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Sacramento provides a wide range of recreational and athletic activities/facilities for women and men, with an emphasis on the personal, professional, and physical development of women. They offer support groups, education, information, dance and fitness classes, clubs, etc.

Other programs include:
1. YWCA Women's Residence for low-income women and senior citizens.
2. Women, Infant, Children's Nutrition Education and Supplemental feeding program (WIC) for low-income women and their families.
3. Teenage Pregnancy prevention, information, parenting, and referral program (TAPP).
4. Single parent displaced homemakers program (SOLO) for people trying to reenter the job market.
5. ENCORE, an exercise and support group for women recovering from breast cancer surgery.
6. Teen Father Program (TFP), with information, referrals, job searches, parenting and counseling for young fathers.

Keywords: women, religious, education, mentor/tutor, counseling, elderly, youth