Helping children and families since 1867
The Sacramento Children's Home is committed to helping build strong families; to opening doors to the future; to maximizing potential; and ending the cycle of child abuse. The Sacramento Children's Home provides care to the most vulnerable children and families in the Sacramento community. Established in 1867, the Sacramento Children's Home has always been deeply committed to the care of children and families. Our community-based, residential and educational programs address the issues of children, newborn to 21, and range from prevention of child abuse and parenting education, to acute trauma treatment.Back to top
Sacramento's Oldest Active Charity
Not long after the Sacramento Gold Rush, citizens noted with alarm that there were children living wild on the area's riverbanks. On February 14, 1867, these concerned citizens founded what was to become the Sacramento Children's Home. Born as an orphanage, developed as a children's farm association and foundling home, the Sacramento Children's Home serves the same purpose today, plus so much more. Helping build strong families; Opening doors to the future; Maximizing potential; and Ending the cycle of child abuse.
Continuing the Tradition
Today, the Sacramento Children's Home serves approximately 4,200 children and 3,700 families through residential and community-based programs each year. Our programs have been recognized and awarded by the local community and beyond. The tradition of service continues through residential, community, and education programs that span a greater range of ages and broader range of needs than any other child/family support agency in the region. Our programs address the needs of children from prenatal through young adulthood by combining prevention, intervention and intensive trauma care to strengthen families and give children safe, stable homes.
The Sacramento Children's Home helps children at risk find a healthy home--within their family, their school, and their community. Our various programs promote child safety, positive parenting and mental health while seeking to improve the healthy functioning of families. For more information on any of our 7 programs, click below.
Home to up to 43 children, the Main Campus of the Sacramento Children's Home is both historic and legendary. Originally built in 1925, the main building (pictured to the right) now houses the administrative offices. Residents call one of the many cottages (not pictured) 'home'.
SCH operates 3 Family Resource Centers. They were opened with the goal of educating and empowering families to develop internal strengths and competencies in order to raise healthy children who are free from abuse, neglect and have their physical and psychological needs met. In order to meet these goals, each Family Resource Center offers a combination of classes, support groups, and resources to neighborhood families, and provides home visitation meetings with the family and children to help identify specific needs and address environmental issues.
A program of the Sacramento Children's Home, the Crisis Nursery supports families during times of stress and crisis in order to prevent injury and harm to young children up to age six. The Sacramento Children's Home operates 2 Crisis Nursery locations- a North Sacramento location and a South Sacramento location. The Crisis Nursery knows that being a parent is a difficult job and that every parent needs help at times. For those parents without family or
Located at the Pat Anderson Education Center, the SCH Counseling Center provides a full range of mental health services to qualified children and youth ages 3 to 21. Our services include assessment, individual therapy, parental support and guidance, linkage to community resources, family therapy, medication evaluation and management, and rehabilitation services. The SCH Counseling Center uses evidence-based practices to guide every child to a healthier and happier life.
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