Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

A place where children and families matter

aka Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento   |   Sacramento, CA   |


A safe haven for young people and teens suffering abuse and neglect in the greater Sacramento area. Our licensed clinicians and residential staff work 1:1 with children in crisis to treat all aspects of the trauma suffered by our youth — mental, physical, and emotional — providing individualized care for young people and helping them lay the groundwork for their future success.

Notes from the nonprofit

While the trauma that youth have endured may be beyond our comprehension, it should never be beyond our compassion. As our region's authority on trauma-informed care for kids of all ages, CRH stands ready to help, as it has for more than seven decades. You can help too: Donate. Advocate. Foster. Adopt. Each and every thing you do makes a difference for our community's at-risk youth. Thank you!

Ruling year info



Ms. Glynis Butler-Stone

Main address

3555 Auburn Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95821 USA

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NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children and youth who have suffered abuse or neglect are at exponentially greater risk of health problems later in life, are 26 times more likely to be homeless, and 9 times more likely to enter the criminal justice system, making them far less likely to be steady, contributing members of society as adults.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sprouts Trauma Informed Care Program

Therapeutic preschool program for severely emotionally and physically traumatized children ages 3-6 who cannot function or cope in a normal preschool/day care setting.

The program is designed to:
• Reduce the early onset of emotional and behavioral problems in young children
• Establish and engage on-going natural community supports
• Increase placement stability
• Increase health and wellness of young children and their families

Population(s) Served

Children’s Receiving Home has a long history of providing quality emergency shelter for the area’s abused and neglected children. The facility is licensed annually by the State Department of Social Services and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year for the admission of children and youth between the ages of 1 and 18.

Children are in crisis when they are admitted to this facility, and our objective is to be as supportive and constructive as possible during their stay. We also assist with transitional and aftercare services to promote better placement outcomes and more enduring reconnection to families and community.

Besides providing children food, shelter and clothing Children’s Receiving Home offers a variety of programs that deliver comprehensive care.

Population(s) Served

Outpatient clinicians serve children, youth and families by addressing mental health symptoms associated with trauma, functional impairment, grief and loss, and difficult family relationships. Therapeutic services begin upon arrival in the emergency shelter and continue as the youth transitions to a family, foster or kinship home.

Clinicians use evidence-based practices to address trauma symptoms and help children and youth learn and rehearse positive replacement skills. As the leaders of the treatment team clinicians help to bridge the understanding between a youth’s past experiences, their current behaviors and skills, and their strengths to help to achieve treatment goals.

Population(s) Served

The Supporting Community Connections Program is a grant funded program that was developed based on the County of Sacramento identifying the need for services to transition age youth (ages 12-25). It is designed as a prevention and early intervention program to identify the needs of the transition age population and reduce the incidence of suicide.

SCC also offers educational groups on the Children’s Receiving Home campus and in the community that teach youth how to use resources to promote health and well-being.

Groups include:

SOS-Evidence Based Practice curriculum for suicide prevention which is open to TAY in the community.
Resource 101 Skills Training: Offered at CRH and to community partners who would like to receive the training.
Parent Education Groups
8-week H.E.A.T. (Healthy, Empowerment, Awareness, Transformation) Group
The overall goal for SCC is to provide these resources to help our youth feel healthy, empowered, and connected.

Population(s) Served

CRH’s Partial Hospitalization Program assists in preventing hospitalization and also provides transition after discharge from an inpatient stay. Services are provided in a safe, home like, confidential, environment. CRH’s experienced treatment team provides intensive and effective treatment delivered through structured treatment services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Council on Accreditation (COA) 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

As a result of our services, children and youth are more apt to live in a permanent family and become successful members of our community.

CRH blends innovative programing and best practices to address complex needs. CRH integrates clinical expertise, client values and the best research evidence into the decision making for client care. Our staff stay current on their skills and training in order to make a positive impact on the lives of our children.

Interventions That Work
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT): This therapy model is used for children and youth ages three to eighteen who have experienced one or more significant traumatic life events. It a short term therapy that involves individual sessions with the child and parent/caregiver respectively.

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI): Our residential staff receive TCI training which is a positive, therapeutic, practical, and proven method for managing young people in crisis.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT): FFT is a well researched and highly successful family intervention program for at risk youth who are 11-18 years old. Families work with a practitioner to progress through 3 phases: Engagement and Motivation, Behavior Change, and Generalization in order to build health relationships.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed for people who present with patterns of behavior that are not effective, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking and substance abuse. The model consists of four modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance.

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is cognitive behavioral intervention focused on adolescents, training them to cope with their aggressive and violent behaviors. The program has three components; Social skills, Anger Control Training and Moral Reasoning.

My Life, My Choice (MLMC): This prevention program is a nationally recognized curriculum designed to reach adolescent female youth most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.

Incredible Years: The Incredible Years parent training intervention is a series focused on strengthening parenting competencies (monitoring, positive discipline, confidence) and fostering parents' involvement in order to promote children's academic, social and emotional competencies and reduce conduct problems.

SOS- Signs of Suicide Prevention Program is a class that teaches youth to identify signs of depression, and utilize the peer-to-peer help-seeking model known as ACT® (Acknowledge-Care-Tell).

In the past 10 years, CRH has implemented several new programs to better serve children and youth with diverse needs. In addition to 24-hour emergency shelter care, CRH now provides: comprehensive assessments; medical assistance; counseling and social-work services; on-site and community-based mental health programs; residentially-based services that reunites youth and families; a unique team approach designed to serve adolescents who have experienced, or are at risk of, multiple placement changes due to emotional and/or behavioral issues; recreation and activities programs; and a child/family visitation center. It is not one individual program that makes us successful, but the combination of all services that make our care to children and families effective.

Through the years, CRH has continued to fine-tune our services by interviewing participants and updating our programs to stay relevant. The addition of Sprouts, our trauma-informed care preschool, as well as the Partial Hospitalization program are examples of how we adjust to meet the needs of traumatized children in our communities. In 2019 we became one of five state-licensed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs in the region.


Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

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Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Becky LaVally

Sacramento State University

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rebecca LaVally

Sacramento State University

David Ruff

CA Assembly

Josh Edlow

Dreyer, Babich, Buccola, Wood & Campora

Michele Pielsticker

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

A.G. Block

Community Volunteer

Michelle Toppin

Community Volunteer

Rebekah Cearley

Murdoch, Walrath & Holmes

Christine Briceno


Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/28/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data


No data

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/28/2020

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.