The Sacramento Children’s Home is excited to share recent media coverage of the launch of our new, free program for foster youth and families—The Source.
The program, featuring a crisis hotline accessible via phone, text or online instant chat, officially launched on June 3. On June 5, the Sacramento Bee covered the launch in an article titled “Sacramento Children’s Home launches 24/7 crisis hotline for foster youth.”
SCH leadership then invited the media and elected officials to visit the campus on Sutterville Road and see The Source’s call center in action on June 25. Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer and Sacramento County Board Supervisor Phil Serna attended the Open House event, along with representatives from Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s Office, Supervisor Don Nottoli’s Office, Child Protective Services, the Steinberg Institute, Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services, and more.
KCRA provided coverage of the event, which can be viewed here.
ABC 10 was also on hand. On July 1, the station said:
“Right along Sutterville Road in Sacramento lives one of the more critical resources for Sacramento County’s foster youth and families. Sitting inside the Sacramento Children’s Home is The Source, a new — and free — program that aims to keep kids from moving from one foster home to another…”
The Sacramento Children’s Home would like to thank our elected officials who attended the event and those who have reached out for materials to help spread the word about this wonderful new, free resource for foster youth and families. And thank you to KCRA and ABC 10 for your coverage of the program.