NAMI Sacramento is a grassroots organization that provides a community of support, education, resources and outreach activities to families, friends and persons with mental illness so as to improve their general welfare, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. NAMI Sacramento aims to:
- Provide, through regularly scheduled meetings, a means for individuals and family to share experiences, explore solutions, obtain mutual support, and become better informed.
- Educate NAMI Sacramento members and the community about mental illness.
- To eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
- Encourage the establishment and improvement of community support programs for persons with mental illness and their loved ones.
- Encourage the establishment and improvement of treatment facilities and services for persons with mental illness.
- Maintain a well informed membership, particularly concerning the treatment of, research on, and legislation involving mental illness.
- Encourage the inclusion and active involvement of family members in the operation of the mental health system at all levels, particularly as it pertains to the treatment and care of family members.
- Support continuing research on mental illness and promising alternative treatments for mentally ill persons.
- Solicit and collect funds to support the objectives stated above.
- Participate as an affiliate with NAMI California, our state organization and NAMI, our national organization.
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. They 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. The loving outreach of Friends For Survival can bridge the gap between despair and renewed hope.
WellSpace Health operates the region’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and is a regional training hub for suicide prevention skills and crisis intervention. The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line, which is nationally accredited and a vital member of the National Lifeline network, serves Sacramento and Placer counties and many other counties in Northern California. They answer calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from people of all ages who are feeling depressed, hopeless, alone, desperate, and sometimes considering suicide as a way to end their pain.In addition to the hotline, the Crisis Center is a regional training hub. Their well-trained staff provides two-day ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshops to train and equip people in the community to learn to recognize and estimate suicide risk, and become more effective at helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST is an evidence-based training, developed by LivingWorks.
Families Affected by the Camp Fire
Tiffany, 25, and David, 27, are a young couple who live in Sacramento. David’s mother and siblings lost everything in the fire. David’s 5 siblings (Ages 5,13,14,16,17) came to live with them so that his mother could find work in the Bay Area and once she had enough money saved she would come back for the young kids. 3 months has now passed and mom has abandoned the children. CPS became involved and Tiffany and David are working on getting guardianship of all the children.
The kids need everything from shoes to dental work, to food and basic household needs. Tiffany and David need a vehicle that fits 7 as they currently have to take 2 separate cars when they go anywhere. Food is scarce and sometimes Tiffany is able to bring home leftover food from the restaurant she works at. Their lease is up in May and they may not be able to afford their new lease and they do not have the means for moving costs. They are simply scrapping by.
Amanda is a single mom with 5 children, 4 of whom live with her. Amanda moved to Magalia in 2013 to take care of her disabled parents, where she worked 2 jobs to make ends meet, having to pay not only for her bills, but her parents as well. Since the fire, she and her 4 children have been sharing a small bedroom at a friend’s house located in Citrus Heights.
Her 17yr old daughter has had to leave public school and is working with a homeschool to try and catch up on her schooling while helping care for her younger siblings while Amanda works.
Amanda and her family are going to stay and become a part of our community and are looking for a more permanent housing situation. They need everything from child care, furniture, groceries, vehicle repairs, help with a deposit, dental needs, counseling, better paying employment and something closer to her children’s school.
The Kogut family is a young family of 4. Matthew the husband is a hard working disabled veteran who fought for our country during the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alexis is a devoted stay at home mom to eleven week old daughter Kori, who she had just weeks after losing everything in the fire and to 5 year old Hunter, who turned 5 four days after the devastating fire.
After the fires they were living out of their truck, the only thing they own to survive the fire. They are now living from hotel to hotel and are trying to save as much money as possible so they can start to rebuild their lives. They are asking for leads on semi-rural rental homes that would be wiling to rent long-term and for any financial support for move-in costs and replacing all the household items they lost.
The Placer 10-35 Foundation was created in 2011 as a fraternal charity designed to assist the men & women of Placer County law enforcement. The Foundation is a benevolent association chartered to assist Placer County and regional peace officers in times of great personal or professional tragedy.We are committed to celebrating the mission of the law enforcement officer and providing assistance when the inevitable tragedy occurs in this dangerous profession. We are “Helping our Heroes.”
The Firefighters Burn Institute is a non-profit organization founded by Sacramento Fire Captain Cliff Haskell and the Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 in 1973, for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility; providing recovery programs for burn survivors; providing fire and burn prevention through public education; funding education for burn team professionals, firefighters, and burn survivors; and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research.
The mission of Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) is to provide spiritual, emotional, and mental support to the Law Enforcement Community, their families and the citizens of Placer County. PCLEC achieves their mission by specializing in trauma and crisis intervention, conducting crisis counseling in the field, and demonstrating excellence in delivering care and comfort to both law enforcement and the community.
The mission of 3Strands Global Foundation is to mobilize a worldwide community of individuals and organizations to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration programs. We accomplish this through prevention education, reintegration, social justice initiatives and laws, public awareness and partnerships.
Established in 2014, the mission of Blue Heart International is to ensure the betterment of trafficked and sexually exploited survivors through transitional housing, to connect with adults and at-risk youth through active street outreach, and to bring awareness and prevention education to all.
Stand Up Placer is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. We firmly believe that everyone – regardless of sex, race, religion, or occupation, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender – deserves to live a life free from violence. We provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Placer County with a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
At Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, our highest purpose is to provide an invaluable resource for thousands of Northern California children with cancer and their families. We are also active in supporting the quest to find a cure, serving as fundraiser for childhood cancer research. And we act as an educational resource for the greater community, helping people in the communities we serve to learn about childhood cancers and their devastating effects on children and families.
The Lily Chiquet Strength Foundation was founded in 2016 with a mission to help support pediatric cancer patients. After experiencing pediatric cancer firsthand, we strive to help make hospital stays more comfortable for children as well as raising awareness to these diseases and supporting research to find a cure.
Wellness Within is a healing oasis for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma, stress and anxiety brought on by cancer. Located in downtown Roseville, our center offers a warm and inviting space to let go and learn how to manage your stressors.
PIRS is a non-profit independent living center. Our mission is to advocate, empower, educate and provide services for people with disabilities enabling them to control their alternatives for independent living.
Presenter: Susan “Tink” Miller
Since 1956 Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We also have special programs focusing on the legal needs of specific populations in need, including the Senior Legal Hotline serving seniors, regardless of income in Sacramento County. Presenter: Herb Whitaker
Our mission is to honor the dignity of seniors by enriching their quality of life while supporting their independence and vitality. We promote their participation in all aspects of community life by providing opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, information, health and fitness. We provide seniors over 50 with opportunities for socializing, activities, classes, and special events to remain active and independent. Presenter: Denise Dimiceli
Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Acres of Hope’s unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers invest heavily in their lives by providing encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction.
Family Promise helps families experiencing homelessness attain sustainable independence. It sounds simple, but homelessness is the result of a complex set of issues that require a comprehensive, holistic approach for a solution. Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Our mission is to inspire hope through our ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life. Our vision is a safe, healthy, and productive community where families are strengthened, people live with dignity, and human potential is realized.
A Touch of Understanding’s mission is to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals and to minimize discrimination, bullying and misunderstanding experienced by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially for those with disabilities.