Counseling Resources

Victims of Crime If you were the victim of a crime that occurred in California, you may be eligible for free counseling and other financial compensation from the State.

The funds can be used for the following services if they are directly related to trauma from the crime.

  • Medical / Dental Treatments
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Lost Wages / Income
  • Lost Support to Eligible Family Members
  • Domestic Violence Moving and Relocation
  • Funeral / Burial
  • Job Retraining

The most commonly covered crimes are:

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Battery
  • Child Abuse / Molest (including from family members)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving under the Influence
  • Hit and Run
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault (including from family members)
  • Stalking
  • Other Violent Crimes as defined by statute

Applications for compensation are available from our office (916) 722-6100 or from the State.

Child Protective Services provides a wide range of services to ensure the health, safety and well being of children. Their goals are child protection and child abuse prevention.
In Sacramento County, they provide the following services to children and families:
  • Investigation of child abuse reports
  • Emergency shelter care for children and/or the family and in-home emergency family counseling
  • Protective Emergency Placements (PEPS)
  • Emergency food / nutrition services
  • Transportation
  • Parenting Classes
  • Alcohol/Substance abuse counseling
  • Drug testing
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Medical / dental care
  • Referrals to community resources

Other counties provide similar services.

Sacramento 24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline: (916) 875-KIDS
The Child Abuse Hotline takes confidential reports of suspected child abuse and/or neglect from mandated reporters and other citizens. You may call the hotline 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Anyone may call to report abuse of a child.

Sacramento Children's Receiving Home Established in 1944, the Children's Receiving Home is a private, nonprofit agency licensed annually by the State Department of Social Services. The children in the program are all under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Superior Court. The Children's Receiving Home is open 24-hours each day, seven days a week for the admission of children in crisis.

WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) is a non-profit organization in Sacramento county which serves domestic violence victims and their children, and sexual assault victims and their significant others. WEAVE has many services including a shelter, a legal department, children's counseling, teen education, etc. See About WEAVE for more information.

Sacramento 24 Hour Suicide HotLine (916) 368-3111 The crisis line operated by the Family Service Agency of Sacramento and is staffed by fully trained and carefully selected volunteer crisis counselors. It provides immediate, confidential and anonymous crisis intervention for persons at risk of suicide. It also links persons with other community services, which provide ongoing services. Volunteer opportunities for crisis counselors and administrative assistant.

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