How to Help Families


Volunteers Needed!
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We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including our Families are Us Holiday Store, our Open House, Over the Edge fundraiser and Backpack Drive. Make it a fun team-building experience for your staff or group, or rally your family members to support a good cause!


Lifeline Fund
Helping Families Focus on Healing

Stanford Youth Solutions (Stanford) frequently acts as an emergency safety-net provider for our most disadvantaged families in our mental health and foster care programs. The Lifeline Fund offers strategic, targeted assistance to at-risk youth and families by providing financial resources to meet basic needs or provide educational or social opportunities as clients work toward completing treatment and recovery goals. Lifeline Fund goals are to increase stability for youth and families in crisis and enhance permanent and healthy relationships.


Emergency Closet Wish list
Help Families Heal

We serve over 1,000 youth and their families annually who benefit from Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ programs. Families’ needs often exceed the capacity of our community’s safety-net.

Research shows that when families have their basic needs met, they can better focus on healing. Please consider granting one of our many wishes below.