DSC01257_crop There are many health and safety resources you and your family can access when you need it most. The organizations below provide vital resources at low or no cost and many offer services in multiple languages.

General Resources

    • Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think

      The Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project was initiated by Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services to reduce stigma and discrimination, promote mental health and wellness, inspire hope for people and families living with mental illness.

    • Sacramento 2-1-1

      Sacramento 2-1-1 connects you with more than 2,400 community services in the Sacramento area, including: employment and training; housing information; financial assistance; children’s services; senior services; food programs; health care services; and more.

    • Sacramento Works

      Sacramento Works provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County.

    • State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

      EDD connects millions of job seekers and employers to build California’s economy. The site provides information on unemployment, disability, jobs and training, payroll taxes and the labor market.

    • Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)

      SETA provides job seekers with resources they need to become employed, as well as programs and resources for children, family resources and communities.

    • O*Net

      O*Net provides occupational information and hundred of occupation-specific descriptions.

    • My Next Move

      My Next Move provides career information, including a career search function and tools to help you figure out what type of job best suits your interests and skills.

    • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

      California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation works with California’s farm workers, migrant workers and the rural poor to protect workers’ rights and health, improve children’s access to quality schooling and higher education, raise the voices of disenfranchised Californians in low-income and marginalized communities and provide essential legal services.

    • National Parent Helpline

      The National Parent Helpline – 1-855-4APARENT (1-855-427-2736)—provides emotional support while helping parents navigate and problem-solve difficult situations. Crisis Nursery Program ( The Sacramento Children’s Home operates Sacramento’s only Crisis Nursery Program that provides support to families at times of crisis. Families can bring their children, newborn through age 5, for emergency childcare or overnight care during stressful or difficult times.

    • WEAVE

      WEAVE provides crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through a 24-hour support line, counseling services, legal advocacy, prevention and education and its confidential Safe House program.

    • My Sister’s House

      My Sister’s House provides services for women and children impacted by domestic violence. Services include a shelter for women and children, culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention services, a work program, support groups, a 24-hour multilingual crisis line community outreach and education on domestic violence and human trafficking.


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Resources for Veterans and their Families

    • Student Veterans of America

      Student Veterans of America provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

    • Veterans Assistance Through Subsidized Housing

      The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

Resources for Dislocated Workers

  • Rapid Response Services for Employers

    Provides assistance to both employers and workers to help manage layoffs, downsizing and restructurings lessen the impact on workers and communities.

  • Rapid Response Services for Laid Off Workers

    Provides information on training, job search and other assistance for workers who have been laid off or are about to be laid off.

  • Career One Stop

    Features information about the fastest growing industries and occupations with details of skills and education required and job openings by area. Includes wage, licensing requirements and growth rates for jobs in demand.

  • Workforce Development Professionals

    The National Dislocated Worker Workgroup, comprised of federal, state and local workforce representatives, works to develop materials, training programs, national conferences for state and local practitioners and policymakers.

  • Trade Act Programs

    Trade Act programs are available to assist individuals who have become unemployed as a result of increased imports, imports specifically from Canada and/or Mexico, or a shift in production to Canada and/or Mexico.

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