Turning Point Community Programs, Welcome Home Housing, and NAMI Sacramento  have partnered to provide services at Abiding Hope Respite House for residents of Sacramento County. The Respite Partnership Collaborative–a public-private partnership of the County of Sacramento Division of Behavioral Health Services and the community–selected the partners.

Abiding Hope Respite House is a 7 to 14 day respite facility for individuals 18 years of age and older with psychiatric disability. Abiding Hope Respite House provides a short-term alternative to an emergency department visit, or acute hospitalization for persons experiencing overwhelming stress, which can be alleviated with a brief respite stay. Abiding Hope Respite House is a coed facility that houses a maximum of five clients each day. Services include care management, transportation to medical appointments, and resource linkage.

Abiding Hope Respite House offers a welcoming home-like environment with client-centered recovery services for adults with psychiatric disabilities. Five beds with a communal kitchen and living area are located in a neighborhood with nearby access to rehabilitative counselors and peer counselors to attend to client needs. Referrals may come from emergency rooms, law enforcement, outpatient case managers and shelters. To self-refer, individuals may call (916) 287-4860 to participate in a phone screening and to determine if they are eligible for services. We welcome your referrals even when we are full.

Lynn Smith of Welcome Home Housing (WHH) said, “We are delighted to have a respite in Sacramento County to offer a healthy environment for those on the road to recovery.” Established in 2004, WHH provides housing options for community members with psychiatric disabilities.

Sontine Kalba, Executive Director of NAMI Sacramento said, “This contract expands our community partnerships that will help connect clients with vital resources in the community.” Joining the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 1983, NAMI serves over 3,000 people a year offering classes, support groups and an informational help line for those seeking guidance. This year, more than 50 thousand people in more than 80 communities across the nation will join NAMI and walk together to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for local, regional and state NAMI organizations.

Since 2001, a similar program, Turning Point’s Respite at Garden Gate located in Modesto and serving Stanislaus County, has provided a safe, comfortable home-like environment for individuals who are homeless and appear to be mentally ill.

Grant funding to run this program is provided by Mental Health Services Act Sacramento County Innovation funds and managed by Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management.

For referrals to our program, call (916) 287-4860.

"When I first came here I had a lot of stressors in life. Everyone here has helped me in my recover with patience and understanding. I just want to thank everyone for their help towards my individual needs. A success story starts and ends with myself, but the tapered help I received made this journey more pleasant. Thank you so much for everything Abiding Hope!"

Abiding Hope client
Brittney Bradford, Program Director
  • In-home, school, and community support
  • Psychiatric & medication support services
  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Collateral services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • After-hours crisis support
  • 24/7 availability
  • Advocacy
  • AHRH served 92 individuals.
  • Overall consumer satisfaction rate of 91.5%.
  • At full capacity 65.0% of the fiscal year.
  • 43.8% of consumers returned home or to the care of a family member or friend.

Phone: (916) 287-4860

Fax: (916) 504-4325

Address: 9916 Zion Way, Sacramento, CA 95827