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1. 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

2. Cache Creek Lodge


Address: 435 Aspen Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Phone: 5306625727

Descriptions: Cache Creek Lodge is a division of Yolo Alcoholic Recovery Center. It serves as a residential treatment center for men and women suffering from alcoholism and drug dependency. Residents are provided room and board seven days a week, staff supervision, and a structured educational program designed to help them regain their lives.

Sessions are held daily on all aspects of chemical dependency - physical, psychological and spiritual - so that residents may begin to learn how to reclaim their lives.

Also provide intensive day treatments, out patient services, and sober living.

Keywords: substance abuse, women, housing

3. California Coalition for Youth


Address: PO Box 161448
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Contact's Position: Program Director, CA Youth Crisis Line
Phone: 9165144464
Hours: 24 hrs, 7 days a week

Descriptions: CCY is a statewide, grassroots nonprofit organization that serves disconnected youth ages 12-24 throughout the state. Our membership consists of youth, youth advocates, and youth-serving agencies. CCY is governed by a statewide Board of Directors representing youth-focused programs and organizations, youth and other individuals interested in advancing our mission. Our vision is that every youth in California is connected to the services, resources, support and programs they need to have successful lives.

Volunteers can assist with the California Youth Crisis Line. Please visit the website for the application.

Keyword: mental health, youth, substance abuse

4. Californians For Drug-Free Youth


Address: 600 B Street, Suite 1450
City: San Diego State: CA Zip: 92101

Phone: 6195575753

Descriptions: CADFY is a 501(c)3, nonprofit substance abuse prevention organization working in collaboration with individuals, agencies and organizations to bring parents, youth, schools and communities together to build and promote safe and healthy communities.

CADFY works at the state, national and international levels to encourage policies that target illicit drug use and related problems, promote research-based prevention strategies and programs and create initiatives that support drug awareness and education.

Californians for Drug-Free Youth is an affiliate of the National Federation of Parents.

Volunteers are always welcome to assist with Red Ribbon Week and other educational activities to promote healthy, drug free lifestyles.

Keywords: Drugs Community Development, substance abuse

5. 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

6. CommuniCare Health Centers


Address: Volunteer opportunities at our clinics in Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento
Phone: 5307533498
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Descriptions: Without the continued interest, support and dedication of volunteers, CommuniCare would not be what it is today. Having started with only a handful of volunteers many years ago, CommuniCare prides itself on serving the people of Yolo County. We value the importance of a teaching and learning environment at all levels of the organization and offer year-round volunteer opportunities at our locations in West Sacramento, Davis and Woodland.

CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care to those in need since 1972. CommuniCare provides comprehensive health care services delivered by a dedicated team of providers and support staff through our clinic sites and outreach programs. Our goal is to develop and maintain a long-term, healing partnership with each of our patients, while ensuring the best possible health outcomes. Serving communities throughout the Yolo County region, CommuniCare provides health services for one in every nine residents of the area. Our services include primary medical and dental health care, behavioral health services, substance use treatment, health education and support services.

CommuniCare Health Centers welcomes and values the contributions of volunteer providers, community volunteers, and learners of all types to provide services and administrative support in our clinics and programs. We are deliberate and thoughtful when placing volunteers based on their education, experience, existing skills, and interests.

Keywords: Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

7. Davis Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Group


Address: UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center, Health Education and Promotion, One Shields Ave.
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Tamara Stirling
Phone: 5307529652
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

Descriptions: DAODAG provides assessments, education, training and referrals to treatment for students with identified needs related to alcohol, tobacco, or other drug issues.

Health Education and Promotion
Keywords: Student organizations, education, health, outreach, substance abuse

8. Davis Community Meals and Housing


Address: 202 F Street
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Harmony Scopazzi
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 5307539204
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-12pm

Descriptions: The purpose of Davis Community Meals is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food, and human services to help them rebuild their lives. We have volunteer opportunities as follows:

Transitional Housing Program at H Street: Volunteers complete intakes on new clients, perform drug and alcohol testing, assign bed spaces, note activities and behaviors in the log, monitor chores and socialize with clients. Monday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm we are looking for volunteers to commit to a once a week shift with a minimum commitment of three months.

Resource Center: Volunteers interact with clients over the phone and/or in person and help with an assortment of tasks. Must be able to multi-task. Open Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm. We are looking for volunteers to commit to 2 hours once a week with a minimum commitment of 25 hours. We ask that you keep to the same schedule each week.

Meals Help: Volunteers will help cook, set up, serve and clean up. Each Tuesday and Thursday is for individuals and Saturdays are for groups.

Administrative Assistant: Assist Executive Director and other administrative staff in data entry, clerical duties, donor tracking, and other related duties. Knowledge of MS Office products, particularly Excel, required.

Keywords: Emergency: Housing: Hunger: Mental Health: Outreach: Substance Abuse

9. 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

10. Fourth and Hope


Address: 207 Fourth Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Dawn Brown
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 5305030550
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Descriptions: Fourth and Hope is a homeless services provider. Our mission is to feed, clothe, shelter, and facilitate treatment for those in need. Programs include daily meals, street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and residential and outpatient substance use treatment. Volunteers are need to cook and serve daily meals and for special projects throughout the year. Program internships may be available upon request.

Keywords: Hunger Housing Substance Abuse

11. Jail Social Service Program

Address: 651 I Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958142400

Phone: 9168746345
Hours: M-F 7-3pm

Descriptions: Assists county jail inmates and their families to deal with problems related to incarceration and eventual release to the community. Alcohol Treatment Program offers Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, Cocaine Anonymous meetings, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, parenting classes and substance abuse classes for inmates who are recovering addicts. These services are provided by volunteers.

Keywords: substance abuse, prison

12. 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

13. Omni Youth Programs


Address: 9616 Micron Avenue #750
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Contact Person: Cynthia Mumford
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9163622000x11
Hours: Varies almost daily. Check website for details.

Descriptions: Omni youth programs is a non-profit agency providing youth marijuana and alcohol prevention in Sacramento County since 1979 through youth and family Evidence-based programs, community outreach, and speaking engagements, and interactive drug prevention exhibits. Our mission is to create strong families, develop youth leaders, and engage the community to prevent youth alcohol and marijuana use.

We value our Volunteers! Volunteering benefits everyone - youth and families in our programs, Omni Youth Programs, and even you - the volunteer! We offer extremely flexible weekday hours with some weekend and evening for one-time events. Volunteer for a few weeks or year round. It's up to you! All volunteer training and training materials provided free.

Interns can assist with Outreach (booths, support at speaking engagements, running interactive hands on exhibits, getting the word out, online announcements, etc.), Administrative Support, Data & Evaluation, Graphics, Translations and more depending on your skills, interest and our need at the time. We always strive to make this an experience that works for you!

Keywords: Youth, substance Abuse, Outreach, Education

14. Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board


Address: 7001-A East Parkway Suite 400
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95823

Contact Person: Stephanie Dasalla
Phone: 9168756482

Descriptions: The Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board is committed to promoting a healthy community and reducing the harmful effects associated with alcohol and drug use.

Keywords: substance abuse

15. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission


Address: 915 I Street, 3rd Floor
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Melissa Cirone
Contact's Position: Arts Education Coordinator
Phone: 9168083992
Hours: M-F8-5pm

Descriptions: Art in Public Places Provides visual art experiences in public locations through the production of temporary and permanent works of art in public places and rotating exhibitions at the Robert T. Matsui Gallery (at City Hall) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility Gallery. A volunteer docent or tour guide program provides tours and presentations to the general public, community organizations, and students.

Grants and Cultural Programs: This program oversees the distribution of County and City funds to arts organizations in Sacramento, and cultivates professional development and stabilization of artists and arts groups.

Arts Education: Provides professional development to teaching artists, and produces arts education programs in Sacramento schools, social institutions, and other community organizations.

Keywords: youth, women, environment, substance abuse, cultural

16. Sacramento Native American Health Center


Address: 2020 J Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 9163410575
Hours: M-F 7:30AM-6PM

Descriptions: The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) (Federal Tax ID # 20-4287737) Federally Qualified Health Center, located in Midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care here.

SNAHC is community-owned and operated; a Board of Directors governs the center. Since our grand opening the center staff has grown to meet the needs of the community, 26% are Native American from both local and out-of-state Tribes. SNAHC is a Certified Enrollment Entity which supports enrollment in public or private insurance coverage through Covered California, California's health insurance marketplace. The health center has over 40 community partners to provide access to assistance programs.

Keywords: Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco Health Cultural Community Development Substance abuse

17. Sacramento Recovery House, Inc.


City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Hours: M-F 9-1pm, 5:30-11pm

Descriptions: Sacramento Recovery House, Inc., is dedicated to providing gender responsive, trauma informed, residential services to adult persons seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

Contact Gateway House for Women: 916-451-9312
Contact Sacramento Recovery House for Men: 916-455-6258

Keywords: substance abuse

18. 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

19. Sierra Sacramento Medical Society


Address: 5380 Elvas Ave., Suite 104
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95819

Contact Person: Janice Emerson
Contact's Position: Program Manager
Phone: 9164350254

Descriptions: Adopt-A-School Program:
Created in 1989, the "Adopt-A-School" Program is an outgrowth of physicians' desire to find innovative ways to improve the health of Sacramento County youth by preventing long-term health problems. The program is designed to take a proactive role in response to life-threatening or limiting issues of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, AIDS, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Believing that prevention is the best approach for addressing these community problems, the Medical Society Board chooses to focus on students in the school setting. The program's emphasis is on providing students with the information necessary to make responsible decisions that promote their health now and in the future.

This program utilizes physicians, medical school students, and undergraduates to give health-oriented presentations in K-12 schools through-out Yolo, Sacramento, and nearby counties. The level of participation and frequency of visits to the school vary widely and are based on the school's needs and the volunteer's area of expertise. The volunteer may select a grade level and spend several periods with each classroom of students in that grade over the period of the program. There may also be a need for a guest speaker on a specific topic on a one-time basis.

Keywords: health, substance abuse, youth, school, students

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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