Greater Sacramento Area

Family-Related Charities

  • Child Advocates of El Dorado County –  Recruit, train and support caring volunteer advocates for abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout El Dorado County.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Sacramento County Ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child.
  • Chicks in Crisis Helps pregnant girls and women in crisis make informed choices for themselves and their children, while developing the skills necessary to become productive members of the community. They facilitate the placement of babies in open adoptions as well as help teens/women who need guidance.
  • El Dorado County Food BankThe Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women
  • Families for Children  Finding permanent adoptive families for the thousands of California children currently in foster care and provide caring short term foster homes for children temporarily removed from their biological parents.
  • Foster Family Service Foster Family Service has been certifying foster families to care for children in need of a safe, nurturing home.
  • Generation Fate (or Simple Heroes) Their mission is to engage foster youth in safe and positive activities, during non-school hours, as a foundation to promote caring relationships, provide meaningful opportunities to participate and empower foster youth.
  • Hands for Hope or Youth Making A Difference A youth driven volunteer outreach organization with a mission to make a difference in the lives of others with positive actions, kind words, and visions of hope.
  • IPC Infant Parent Center Provide counseling services for expectant families, children 0-3 and their parents/caregivers. Trauma/attachment with children in foster care. Post-Adoption Blues. Trauma with adults, EMDR/Brainspotting (BSP). Home Visitation. Family Therapy. Parenting Classes. Reflective Practice. Infant/parent Psychotherapy. Perinatal depression/anxiety. Cameron Park.
  • Lilliput Children’s Services is a private, non-profit agency licensed by the State of California. We’re Northern California’s domestic adoption specialists, completing more foster adoptions than any other private California adoption agency. We are a leading Kinship Care services provider in California. El Dorado Hills.
  • LOVE OLIVIA is designed to be a Social Entrepreneurship to fill a current void in our community supporting special needs families.
  • Mercy Folsom Lactation Clinic of the Family Birth Center International Board Certified Lactation Consultants will spend time with moms and babies reinforcing proper techniques, answering moms
  • Mugs with Hugs Deliver gifts to residents of retirement homes and children at children’s hospitals. They create pure joy moments in the lives of our elderly by facilitating opportunities for families to involve their children in the gift of giving and sharing. Roseville.
  • New Morning has expanded its work to partner with schools, law enforcement, public agencies, and other nonprofit organizations to build a safety net for nearly 1,500 troubled children in our community each year. Placerville.
  • Paradise Oaks Youth Services offers a treatment foster care program through our Foster Family Agency. The program is designed to meet the educational, medical, and psychological needs of each child. Our Residential Program operates six facilities in the Sacramento Area. We provide a safe, caring & highly structured environment for adolescent males who are diagnosed as severely emotionally disturbed (SED). Citrus Heights.
  • Peace For Families is a private, non-profit community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. Roseville.
  • Powerhouse Ministries  mission is to bring hope and healing to people who are homeless, in crisis, and those living in at-risk, low-income communities. Folsom
  • Sacramento Children’s Home A safe haven for children and families to end child abuse. Provide twenty-four hour, education and community based programs. Sacramento.
  • Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Northern California (Sacramento) Provides the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. Sacramento.
  • Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Sacramento
  • St John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children is Sacramento’s only shelter which is exclusively dedicated to supporting homeless women with children. Sacramento.
  • The Center for Violence Free Relationships is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families, and communities free from sexual assault and domestic violence through education, advocacy, and services in western El Dorado County. Placerville.
  • Twin Lakes Food Bank serve families in need with supplemental food. Folsom
  • WEAVE  The primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. Sacramento
  • Wind Youth Services to engage youth experiencing homelessness who need safety from the streets and access to resources to help them move from crisis to healthy functioning and independence. Sacramento
  • Women’s Empowerment Center mission is to educate and empower women who are homeless with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children. Sacramento
  • Wonder Inc Mentoring program for Sierra Forever families (, They match mentors with kids in foster care. They also find permanent homes for children in foster care. Sacramento.

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