Need Help?

YOUTH = Anyone 0 – 30 years old

NEED = Anything we can help with


Linking YOUth to Services

  • Food
  • Shelter/Housing
  • Medical Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Mental Health
  • Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Youth Programs
  • Legal Council
  • Gang Prevention & Intervention
  • Education
  • Vocational Skills

Wondering where to go???

  • Any youth can contact WHY directly to ask for help.
  • Any agency can make a referral to WHY on behalf of a youth. (Youth must give consent & self identify needs)

How to get help from WHY Sacramento:

WHY Sac phone916-529-6742 (Not a crisis line) This is the direct phone line to a member of the WHY Sacramento network (M-F 8 am-5 pm).  Call or text this number for help connecting to resources in Sacramento.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing a youth-related crisis you can contact the California Youth Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-800-843-5200.

WHY Google Group – as a participating youth serving agency with a signed WHY Agreement, you can make anonymous referrals to the entire WHY network requesting support for an unidentified youth with specific needs such as emergency shelter or food. The referring agency connects directly with the person or agency who is able to provide the necessary support. Must be a member of the Google Group to use.