Capital Star’s Youth Help Network program offers free short-term peer support for all 16 to 25 year olds in Sacramento County regardless of insurance. Perhaps you stumbled upon this page in your quest for connection or need for resources. We are here to listen and help young people (like YOU) meet their goals.

Your goals deserve individual attention. YHN’s Youth Advocates have personal experience with mental health and other challenges that youth face. Imagine what you can achieve with the right people here cheering you on! We aim to empower you to take the steps needed for meaningful change and growth.


Services Include:


Identity documents (e.g., birth certificate, state identification), budgeting, and independent living skills

Health Navigation

Find a new primary care doctor, understand health insurance and benefits, apply for insurance or benefits

Peer Support

Access support from Youth Advocates to learn new coping skills, navigate challenges, and to just be heard

Mental Health Assessment

For youth with Medi-Cal, we can provide assessments and referrals to mental health services

Housing Resources

Support navigating resources for housing in the community including enrollment in HMIS, shelter navigation, and exploring housing program eligibility

Job Readiness

Support linking to job readiness programs and services, resume building, linking to clothing closets, and prepping for interviews


Support accessing education records, enrolling in school (high school, college, adult education, GED, etc.)

Essential Needs

Emergency shelter, food, clothing, etc.

Find Your Crew

YHN can connect you to social groups such as LGBTQ+, NAMI, and other local opportunities for connection

YHN Outreach

Connect With Us


(833) 333-2946

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


(916) 860-9819

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

CA Relay Service

Dial 711

Get in Touch


All of Sacramento County

YHN Locations