Stanford Youth Solutions engages our community through partnerships and initiatives to help raise awareness for the needs of Sacramento’s vulnerable and at-risk youth and families. Our life-changing work benefits more than 200 youth and families every day.
We are so grateful to everyone who supported our backpack drive!! We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we are now able to supply over 775 new fully stuffed backpacks for the foster and at-risk youth we serve.
On behalf of the kids and families we serve who are struggling to overcome obstacles such as abuse, neglect and mental health issues, thank you for your support.
YOU are a vital partner in ensuring every child has an opportunity to succeed.
Stanford Youth Solutions is proud to introduce our 7 new Board members to the Greater Sacramento Region and beyond. Each new individual is a valuable asset to the mission of our organization and brings a fresh and innovative approach to the services we provide to the at-risk youth and families in our community. They were recently featured in the online version of the Sacramento Business Journal under “People on the Move”.
Dante Williams, Youth Advocate Manager at Stanford Youth Solutions, has been appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Williams has been a youth advocate manager at Stanford Youth Solutions since 2016, where he was a lead youth advocate from 2011 to 2016.
Eileen Diepenbrock remembers when she decided she would become an attorney. She was just four years old, sitting in her living room. After watching her father come home from work in his suit, she decided on her future profession. She now specializes in construction law, government contracts and business litigation.
OVER THE EDGE is truly a different kind of fundraiser! We are sending nearly 70+ participants rappelling down Residence Inn by Marriott -Capitol Park- a 16-story building in the heart of downtown Sacramento- in support of foster kids and at-risk youth in the Sacramento Region!
Check out our Over The Edge website to register or for more information.
Our own Ebony Chambers, Director of Family and Youth Partnership, is a recent graduate of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2015 Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program. We look forward to Ebony’s continued expertise and stewardship of these important community initiatives.
Per the National Council of Behavioral Health:- “These 23 emerging leaders represent 19 different states and spent the past 10 months spearheading new initiatives within their communities to reduce health-related disparities for racial, ethnic and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations seeking care in mental health and addiction service settings.”
Stanford Youth Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura Heintz as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Heintz brings 22 years of progressive and significant industry experience along with a passion for serving her community to her new role. “I am excited to be a part of such an exceptional organization that serves the community where I grew up and live,” says Dr. Heintz. “I look forward to building on the deep history and quality services to broaden our reach to more young people and families.”
Stanford Home for Children (now Stanford Youth Solutions) was presented with a $4,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation today. The grant will provide additional funding for Stanford Home’s highly successful art therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy program.
Sacramento County’s Juvenile Justice and Mental Health departments know all too well the pain of budget cuts and fiscal constraints imposed in the last several years. And despite the decreased resources, the need for services has only increased.
Same Commitment to Youth, New Name.....learn more.
Stanford Home for Children will change its name March 26th to Stanford Youth Solutions. The new name more clearly reflects our mission to inspire sustainable change for young people and their families and empower them to solve serious challenges together.
We provide solutions that help families face life’s most critical challenges. Our intensive, individualized programs are proven effective for young people and families in difficult circumstances (abuse, neglect, mental health). They become stable and capable through a research-based, targeted approach.
Stanford Home for Children has changed its name to Stanford Youth Solutions. The new name more clearly reflects the mission to inspire sustainable change for young people and their families and empower them to solve serious challenges together. Watch the Comcast Newsmakers interview with Stanford Youth Solution’s Associate Executive Director Kären Woodruff by clicking on the video above.
Local non-profit Stanford Home for Children (Stanford) hosted its inaugural Breakfast with the Executive Director to discuss the challenges facing youth in Sacramento County and changes on the horizon for the 111 year-old organization. Stanford has seen a 26 percent increase in youth served over 2009-11, with the agency serving more than 600 at-risk youth in the community.
Local, at-risk families working to support their children will have more resources to meet critical, basic needs, thanks to a $15,000 grant from Blue Diamond to Stanford Home’s Lifeline Fund. 100 percent of every dollar will go directly to help vulnerable Sacramento families meet practical needs while receiving therapeutic services from Stanford Home. Stanford Home gratefully acknowledges Blue Diamond’s generous support for our commuity’s most at-risk youth and families.
Thanks to Perry-Smith LLP and Mr. Handyman, on Saturday, October 16, 2010 more than 65 volunteers generously upgraded the home of local grandparents and sole providers of 15-year-old Eric, a client of Stanford Home.
The volunteers completed a new sprinkler system, major front and back yard renovation, extensive tree trimming and removal, exterior and interior painting, new lighting indoor and outdoor, a new mailbox and doorbell, new baseboards and trim, plumbing, tile repair, caulking and overall house cleaning.
Thanks to a matching opportunity as part of ACRE’s 2008 Broker of the Year Awards, Stanford Home and ACRE together raised significant funding through the annual event that celebrates Sacramento’s top performing commercial real estate professionals by giving back to a local nonprofit.
Stanford Home was selected through a competitive grant process and also was the recipient for the 2007 event.
Many thanks to ACRE members for their commitment to our community!