Sacramento Help

Youth Shelters

There are many homeless youths in Sacramento. Children and teens sometimes need shelters that are specifically for them. There are some emergency youth shelters for children and teenagers providing assistance in Sacramenty County. Below is a list of youth shelters in Sacramento.

Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento
3555 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 482-2370 - 24-hours
Hours: Seven days a week, 24-hours
Intake: Referral from law enforcement, Health and Human Services Department or court order
Eligibility: Ambulatory, ages 1 – 17
24-hours emergency, short-term shelter-care for abused or neglected children from Sacramento County.
Counseling, 24-hour staffing, social work intervention, medical care, activities, recreation and an on-site school.

Diogenes Youth Services
9719 Lincoln Village Dr., Suite 502, Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 363-0128 - Shelter
(916) 363-0063 or (800) 339-7177 - 24-hours hotline and referral; TTY
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; 24-hours hotline
Languages: Most languages by arrangement
Intake: Telephone
Eligibility: Short-term emergency shelter for homeless, runaway, ages 10 – 18, and at-risk youth.

WIND Youth Services
701 Dixieanne Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 443-8333 - Day Center
(916) 561-2424 - Office
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm; Shelter 24-hours, seven days a week
Intake: By referral or walk-in
Eligibility: Homeless youth, ages 11 – 17
Emergency 16 bed overnight shelter; hot meals, shower, laundry facilities, clothing, mail and telephone.
Services include:

  • counseling, case management and referral services;
  • onsite junior high and high school program;
  • referral and placement;
  • preparation for employment;
  • referral for medical and dental care and opportunity for recreation and socialization;
  • drug and alcohol counseling;
  • music, computers and art;
  • Free clinic for teens the last Friday of each month 9 – 11:30 am.