Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions
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Who do you serve?

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families serves ages 0-21 but most of the youth we serve range in age from 10-17 years old. Our clients are 39% female, 61% male.

How are young people referred to Stanford Sierra Youth & Families?

Referrals are made from Child Protective Services, Department of Mental Health, Probation Department and schools. If you would like to request Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ programs, you can contact Sacramento County Access Team at (916) 875-9980 and specifically ask for services.

What is the typical length of services?

Length of time using our services ranges by program. Depending on the youth’s needs, they may be utilizing one or more services. Time investment can range from 9 months to 18 months.

What is your annual budget?

Our budget is just under $30 million annually.

What kinds of programs do you offer?

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families is a leader in providing services to young people and their families who struggle with abuse, neglect, mental or behavioral health challenges, or other difficult circumstances. Through our Pathways to Permanency (i.e. Foster Care & Adoption) program, Intensive Community Based Mental Health Services, Wraparound Services, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention, and a Family and Youth Partnership program, Stanford Sierra Youth & Families empowers youth and families to solve serious challenges that threaten their ability to stay together. Learn more about our programs here.