MHSA Programs and Providers

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please go to the nearest hospital emergency department or call 911.

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Programs

Prevention Programs

Latino Outreach

Helps Latino individuals and families access mental health services.

Ages served: All

South Lake Tahoe
Family Resource Center
3501 Spruce Avenue #B
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-0740

West Slope
New Morning Youth and Family Services

6765 Green Valley Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-5551

Older Adults Enrichment

Provides a more comprehensive program to meet the needs of the senior population in our community, including Senior Peer Counseling.

Ages served: Older Adults

Senior Peer Counseling
937 Spring Street
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-6304

Primary Intervention Project (PIP)

This evidence-based program offers short-term individual, non-directive play services with a trained school aide to students in kindergarten through third grade who are at risk of developing emotional problems.

Ages served: Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade

South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Youth and Family Services
1021 Fremont Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2445

West Slope
Black Oak Mine Unified School District

6540 Wentworth Springs Road
Georgetown, CA 95634

Wennem Wadati: A Native Path to Healing

Wennem Wadati uses a combination of mental health services and traditional cultural teachings unique to the local Native American community. The project was designed to provide culturally specific Native American services.

Ages served: All

Foothill Indian Education Alliance
100 Forni Road #100
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-3096

Early Intervention Programs

Children 0-5 and Their Families

This project assists children and families in early intervention by addressing needs of young children who may be experiencing symptoms related to adjustment disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, and other childhood emotional disorders.

Ages served: Children 0-5 and their families

Infant Parent Center
438 Main Street, Suite E1 and C
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 676-2899

Prevention Wraparound Services: Juvenile Services

This pilot program is designed to assist youth (and their families) who are at risk of involvement with, or who are involved with, the child welfare system and/or juvenile justice programs, but whose needs do not rise to the level of Specialty Mental Health Services. This program provides intensive services utilizing a strength-based, needs-driven, family-centered and community-based planning process with an emphasis on permanency, safety, and well-being. It is designed to help youth avoid restrictive and expensive placements, including group home placement, psychiatric hospitalization, and youth detention.

Ages served: Youth and their families

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
8912 Volunteer Lane
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 344-0199

Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs

Mental Health First Aid and Community Education Project

This project is designed to provide free community education regarding Mental Health, including Mental Health First Aid, which is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. There are three programs available:

  • Mental Health First Aid, focusing on risk-factors and mental illness in adults;
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid, focusing on risk-factors and mental illness in youth ages 12 to 25; and
  • Military-focused module of the adult program, which focuses on the needs of active duty military personnel, veterans and their families

Ages served: Adults (age 18+)

El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency
Behavioral Health Division
(530) 621-6130

LGBTQ Community Education Project

This program supports differences, builds understanding through community involvement, and provides education and resources to reduce shame and support to end discrimination. This project provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful to human differences.

Ages served: All

El Dorado County, Health and Human Services Agency
Behavioral Health Division
(530) 621-6340

Statewide PEI Projects

This project provides a mechanism at the statewide level for counties to collectively address issues of suicide prevention, student mental health, and stigma and discrimination reduction.

Ages served: All

3043 Gold Canal Drive, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(855) 226-4572

Outreach for Increasing Recognition of Early Signs of Mental Illness Programs

Community Education and Parenting Classes Project

This project is an outreach program provided by a variety of community-based organizations or individuals, and includes parenting skills classes, the Nurtured Heart Approach® classes, and foster care training and support.

Ages served: Parents

Parenting Skills
New Morning Youth and Family Services
6765 Green Valley Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-5551

The Nurtured Heart Approach®
Summitview Child and Family Services
670 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 644-2412

Foster Care Training and Support
El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency
Child Welfare Services
(530) 642-7100

Mentoring for Youth Project

An outreach program that pairs mentors with children and youth countywide to reduce the effects of mental health issues affecting the child.

Ages served: 3 to 18 years of age. Adult mentors are also needed.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra
(530) 626-1222

Access and Linkage to Treatment Programs

Community-Based Outreach and Linkage Project

The Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) is a collaboration between the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Behavioral Health on the West Slope. A Behavioral Health Clinician is partnered with a Crisis Intervention Trained Deputy to provide mobile crisis response services when requested by central law enforcement dispatch. PERT carefully evaluates each situation, assesses the mental health status of each individual, and provides individualized interventions in the field. PERT also follows-up individuals to increase stabilization and reduce barriers to accessing Behavioral Health services.

Ages served: All

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, please go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

When calling 911, please let the dispatcher know that you are calling regarding a mental health crisis.911 will dispatch PERT or a CIT law enforcement, if available.

What to Say When Calling 911

  • I’m calling about a Mental Health Emergency and request a PERT or CIT Officer.
  • My name is: [your name].
  • I’m calling from [your location].
  • I’m calling because my [family member/ friend] is [describe in detail what is going on right now].
  • Advise law enforcement if there is information on file about the person in crisis.
  • Ask if it’s possible to arrive without lights or sirens.
  • The 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask the following: (be clear and brief in your responses)
    • Are there any acts or threats of violence?
    • Are there any weapons involved?
    • Where is the person experiencing the emergency located?
    • Has there been a suicide attempt or has the person made threats of suicide?
  • Additional information you may be asked to provide:
    • The person’s mental health condition/ diagnosis and mental healthcare provider.
    • Whether he/she is intoxicated or overdosed.
    • Any medications the person is taking.
    • Whether the person is gravely disabled and unable to care for themselves.

Veterans Outreach

Outreach and linkage to services for Veterans who may be in need of behavioral health services.

Ages served: All (Veterans and their families)

Only Kindness
(530) 344-1864

Suicide Prevention Programs

Suicide Prevention and Stigma Reduction Project

This project provides education and supportive services to residents of El Dorado County regarding suicide prevention.

Ages served: All

Suicide Prevention Network
1021 Fremont Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(775) 783-1510

Community Services and Support (CSS) Programs

Full Service Partnerships (FSP)

  • Children's FSP
  • Transitional Age Youth (TAY) FSP
  • Adult FSP
  • Older Adult FSP
  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

Wellness and Recovery Services Projects

  • Adult Wellness Centers Project
  • TAY Engagement, Wellness and Recovery Services Project

Community System of Care Projects

  • Outreach and Engagement Services Project
  • Resource Management Services Project
  • Community-Based Mental Health Services Project

Innovation (INN) Programs

Community Hubs

Community Hubs bring partners together in to support the healthy development of El Dorado County residents, including increased access to health care, social services and behavioral health services.

Ages served: All

First 5 El Dorado

Hub 1
El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 358-3500

Hub 2
Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
(530) 621-5500

Hub 3
Placerville Library
345 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5540

Hub 4
Georgetown Library
6680 Orleans Street
Georgetown, CA 95634
(530) 333-4724

Hub 5
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 573-3185