Chicks in Crisis

Chicks in Crisis was established 25 years ago with a simple mission: to reduce the number of infants and children in the Sacramento region facing abandonment, foster care, abuse, or even death, by teaching responsible parenting skills so children can grow up in a home with family and love to every child. Today, working with more than 400 clients each month, primarily in South Sacramento and Elk Grove, Chicks in Crisis:
- Ensures that pregnant women and babies get the pre- and post-natal care that they need, including driving them to doctor appointments and assisting them to sign up for Medi-Cal and access other healthcare.
- Increases the number of parenting teens, foster youth, and other at-risk students graduating high school. In 2020, we celebrated 57 graduates from high school, college or trade school!
- Helps to keep girls out of sexual exploitation by offering alternatives, positive relationships, baby supplies, and most of all hope.
- Provides counseling to dozens of clients who suffer from traumatic pasts, conducted by a licensed trauma psychologist and graduate student interns.
- Teaches good health and nutrition and gives fresh produce to young parents and other teens, including workshops on healthy food shopping and cooking family meals.
- Maintains family size through education that emphasizes the importance of taking care of the first child before having another.
- Offers workshops for pregnant and parenting youth in high schools, medical clinics and partner programs.
- Distributes over 200,000 items every year: diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, hygiene and other baby items each year to young parents, meaning that parents do not have to leave school in order to afford them.
- Builds nurturing relationships with young women and men who often lack family support.


To provide love, home and family for every child. Chicks in Crisis reaches out to teens, young women, and current and emancipated foster youth who are pregnant, parenting, or at-risk, helping them to become responsible parents and leaders in our community. We create a foster-free future by helping them make positive choices in a non-judgmental environment. We help to keep these girls and their children off of the streets and out of sex trafficking, and break the cycle of hopelessness and neglect.


Health care and support for at-risk pregnant teens and young women.

Workshops teaching parenting, pregnancy, nutrition, child development, and life skills to pregnant and parenting teens on campus at area high schools and the Ranch.

Trauma counseling for women and girls in crisis.

Assistance with tending our Healing Garden, large vegetable garden, the clothes closet and maintenance at The Ranch.

Diapers, wipes, and formula - a lifeline for young parents, alleviating pressure to leave school to earn money.

Organization Data


Organization name

Chicks in Crisis

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers

Demographics Served

BIPOC, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Immigrants & refugees, LGBTQ+, Low-income individuals/families, Youth & Children


9455 East Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Service areas 0

Elk Grove, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Galt, CA, US



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