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.
Identity documents (e.g., birth certificate, state identification), budgeting, and independent living skills
Find a new primary care doctor, understand health insurance and benefits, apply for insurance or benefits
Access support from Youth Advocates to learn new coping skills, navigate challenges, and to just be heard
For youth with Medi-Cal, we can provide assessments and referrals to mental health services
Support navigating resources for housing in the community including enrollment in HMIS, shelter navigation, and exploring housing program eligibility
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.)
Emergency shelter, food, clothing, etc.
YHN can connect you to social groups such as LGBTQ+, NAMI, and other local opportunities for connection